PRESENTED BY:

www.hotchocolate10k.com

Welcome to the Asheville Hot Chocolate 5K, 10K, Kids Hill Climb and Marshmallow Dash,

benefitting the non-profit Isaac Dickson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization(PTO).

Enjoy Asheville's very own Hot Chocolatey races. Choose the one that fits you best.

The 5K and 10K events are chip timed by Right on Time Productions and a long sleeve Next Level t-shirt is guaranteed to all 5K/10K participants who register before 1-8-18 and choose the t-shirt option.

The 1K Kids Hill Climb is limited to children 12 and under (although parents can run along side for free, of course!) The Marshmallow Dash for our 8 and under crowd! A shorter and safer event for the little ones! Choose the one that works best for your child no matter what their age.

Registration Fees

Adult 10K

18 & older - NO race t-shirt with registration- Pick your swag during registration

Adult 5k

18 & older - NO race t-shirt with registration- Pick your swag during registration

Youth 10K

17 & younger - NO race t-shirt with registration- Pick your swag during registration

Youth 5k

17 & younger - NO race t-shirt with registration- Pick your swag during registration

1K Kids Hill Climb

12 & under - NO race t-shirt with registration- Pick your swag during registration

Marshamallow Dash

10 and under - NO race t-shirt with registration- Pick your swag during registration

RACE DETAILS

This year's course will start and finish in front of the newly built Isaac Dickson School at 125 Hill St.

Runners will stage in the bus loop to the right of the front of the school. 

 

CLICK HERE for the 10k COURSE MAP

Subject to change

10k


CLICK HERE for the 5k COURSE MAP

Subject to change

5k

5k course



All 5K/10K participants should plan on finishing the race by 11:30 a.m. to receive an official time. At 11:30 a.m., the traffic controls on the course will cease. Those remaining on the course can still proceed but should travel on sidewalks and stop at all traffic lights. Race officials will remain on the course to monitor and assist all participants until they reach the finish line. There is no time limit for either the 1K Kids Hill climb or the Marshmallow Dash.

Please read carefully:

  • I want to remind everyone that the courses are open to traffic. Repeat. The course is not completely closed to traffic. Please, be mindful of traffic, stay to the right side of the road as much as possible and do not run more than two (2) abreast if you can help it. STAY AWAY FROM THE MIDDLE and run in the direction of traffic.
  • When traveling under the train trestle in the second and sixth miles, please do not cross over the road and go under the bridge against traffic. In the beginning of the race, it is a bit congested at this point, so just be aware and hold your line until through the trestle.
  • We will have either volunteers or police or both at all intersections. All course volunteers will be wearing orange vests. In case of emergency during the race, please notify the nearest volunteer/APD AND call 911.
  • Finally, it is a winter race, so please keep you eye on the Weather Channel and dress appropriately. If we have a weather emergency, our website's main page and Facebook page will be updated and emails will go out.

Complimentary on-site BAG CHECK will also be available. 



AWARDS

5K and10K Adut and Youth: Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers and to the first male and female in the Masters Division (40+) and Grand Masters Division (50+). Prizes include a handmade mug and 10k winners Gift Certificates from Jus. Running! The top male and female 5K runners will receive a $500 gift certificate for the Asheville JCC Aquatic Center.

2018 Mug awards will go to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions: 14&U; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90 and over. Overall placers not eligible for age group awards. The 10K Awards will begin at 11:00 a.m. 5k Awards will begin at 10:30.

1K Hill Climb: The top three boys and top three girls will each receive a special award. In addition, every child gets a ribbon! The 1K Kids Hill Climb is limited to children 12 and under (although parents can run along side for free, of course!) The 1K awards will be given out in the gym at 9:15am. 

Marshmallow Dash: Every child gets a ribbon! The Marshmallow Dash is limited to children 10 and under and parents are encouraged if need be to stay by their child's side the whole dash or meet them at the finish line. 

PARKING

We recommend the use of the three parking garages listed below. 


We have the following parking lots available for use on race morning:
1. City parking garage at Civic Center

2. City parking garage on Wall Street 

3. City parking garage on Rankin Ave. 

4. Chamber of Commerce (all but upper portion of lot).

5. Randolph School Parking lot on Montford Ave.

Kids Zone

 Free fun from 9:00am to 10:30 in the gym of Isaac Dickson. After you finish the Hill Climb or the Marshmallow Dash head over to the gym to warm up with bounce house fun as well as many other activities.


-THIS IS NOT CHILD CARE-

CHILDREN MUST BE LEFT WITH A RESPONSIBLE ADULT

SCHOOL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WE AREN'T RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST CHIDLREN


Kids Yogo Warm Up by Bright Lights Entertainment at 8:00am - 

 


2018 Kids' Zone Sponsors



 


Event Schedule

  • January 19 5:00 PM EST - Friday Evening Packet Pick Up

  • January 19 5:30 PM EST - Pasta Dinner

  • January 19 7:00 PM EST - Friday Evening Packet Pick Up Closes and Pasta Dinner Ends

  • January 20 7:30 AM EST - Race Day Packet Pick Up

  • January 20 8:00 AM EST - Kids Warm Up/ Walk to the start

  • January 20 8:55 AM EST - 5K Start

  • January 20 9:00 AM EST - Kids Zone Opens in the Gym

  • January 20 9:15 AM EST - 10k Start

  • January 20 9:20 AM EST - Kid Race Awards in the Gym

  • January 20 10:30 AM EST - Kids Zone Closes

  • January 20 10:30 AM EST - 5K Awards

  • January 20 11:00 AM EST - 10k Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

125 Hill Street, Asheville, NC, United States

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