Disclaimer: I received an entry to the virtual Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Indianapolis to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
I absolutely love running up in Indianapolis. I have raced many times there and always am eager to return. After all, it’s around 2 hours away from where I live, which makes it a convenient spot to race.
This year, as we all know, racing looks a little different. And the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K series has gone virtual. This means that while it wouldn’t have been a hassle to get up to Indianapolis for an in-person race…this year we can all do this from wherever we are. So, when I was given the opportunity to be a part of the virtual race this year…I was excited to do it!
The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K races are wonderful. I ran my first one back in November 2012 and had such a good time (even though I was FREEZING!). It makes that hot chocolate at the finish line all the more welcome, right? This race hasn’t changed much over the years…but the swag has become higher quality. Back when I ran it…there was no finisher’s medal. Now…there is definitely a medal. And this year…it flips open to reveal a hidden piece of chocolate inside. The jacket the year…has a removable hood and is SUPER cozy. And…even though it’s virtual, I still got chocolate and hot chocolate packets to enjoy post-virtual race.
And we all love running for chocolate, right?
Last week, I sprained my ankle on an early morning run…and with the 10/10 date for this virtual race rapidly approaching…I am definitely looking at different options for me as far as how I approach getting to my own virtual finish line. But one thing is for sure…I’ll be out there and I’ll be enjoying some chocolate afterwards.
Make sure you get registered and take part in a fun race series!! How sweet it is!
Want to hear more from other BibRave Pro’s doing this virtual race? Check out these blogs by Stephanie and Lisha!