Hot Chocolate

Columbus-Seasonal

When and where is the race?

Location Sunday, November 5th, 2017 Arena District, McFerson Commons Park (Arch Park), Columbus, OH Start Times Wave 1 (15k and 5k corrals A-F): 7:30am Wave 2 (15k and 5k corrals H-M): 8:05am All start time...

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Where can I park on race day?

You can expect over 15,000 participants, volunteers, and spectators on site race morning. Please plan for heavy traffic and allow ample time to check your gear and get into your corral. There are many convenie...

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When and where is the Expo?

Location Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 North High St Columbus, Ohio 43215 Dates & Times Friday, November 3, 2017 - Hours TBA Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Hours TBA *If you paid for packet mail...

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Are there special hotel rates?

Our official hotels for the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k! Benefits of staying at one of the official race hotels include: -Close proximity to the race site. -Opportunity to mingle with other runners. -Friendly booking...

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How can I volunteer?

The Hot Chocolate 15K/5K is seeking energetic, hardworking volunteers to assist with the Hot Chocolate Runner Expo and Race Day events. Volunteers provide key support to the thousands of participants as they “r...

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How do the waves work?

Hot Chocolate Columbus features a wave and start corral process to facilitate a safe, smooth start to the race. Your start wave is determined by your start corral assignment. Your start corral assignment will b...

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Where can I park at Expo?

Driving to the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k expo at Columbus Convention Center? South Garage is the best parking option. Additional parking will be available in the West Vine Lot. Please note that the North Lot is curr...

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