The Hot Chocolate Expo is taking over McCormick Place once again! Come to Hot Chocolate Expo to pick up your packet, which includes a race day bib and goodie bag. If you can’t make it to any of the Expo days, don’t fret. You’re welcome to send a friend or family member to Expo to pick up your race day necessities for you– as long as they come armed with a copy of everyone’s registration confirmation. Five packets per person max, please! Due to the sheer volume of Hot Chocolate Chicago participants, there is no race day packet pick-up.
McCormick Place West
2301 S. Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
Hot Chocolate 15/5k Expo takes place across three days. Which day works for you?
Thursday, Nov. 5th, 3pm-7pm
Friday, Nov. 6th, 10am-7pm
Saturday, Nov. 7th, 10am-6pm
*Dates and times are subject to change, but we’ll do our best to avoid it.
The wait is over—check out the award-winning Hot Chocolate 2014-2015 goodie bag. It’ll become your go-to outer layer whenever you need to stay cozy and stylish. Pair it with the included reusable drawstring bag.
• Luxurious full-zip hoodie
• Fleece-lined material
• Men’s: cool green accent lining, piping, + drawstring
• Women’s: hot pink accent lining, piping, + drawstring
• Roomy front pockets
Get your first taste of Hot Chocolate 15/5k race weekend at Expo! Apart from receiving your race day bib and goodie bag, you’ll also enjoy:
√ Rockin’ tunes (dancing optional, though encouraged)
√ Kid Zone with bounce houses and games
√ Hot Chocolate 15/5k Merchandise
√ Merchandise from our favorite running partners
√ Decadent chocolate samples!
Discounted parking will be available in Lot A for $10.00 up to 90 minutes. If you are in the expo longer than 90 minutes you will have to pay the normal $21.00 rate.
*When you arrive at the lot pull a ticket. Before going to a pay station or leaving and getting back into your car you will need to stop at the validation desk located outside the expo. You will be discounted a $10.00 rate.
**If you do not stop at this validation desk you will have to pay the $21.00 rate.
Additional parking lots/options:
Lot B – $14.00 per day, no in/out privileges
Taking a taxi – request drop off location at Gate 40
Kids love the Hot Chocolate Expo– our guess is it’s because of the massive amount of yummy chocolate samples. After they’re filled to the brim with treats, let your little one blow off steam in a Kid Zone stocked with an obstacle course, bounce house, and games. Stick around while the MC brings them to the center of the dance floor for interactive games.
Are you new to running races? Maybe you’re an experienced runner with some questions on how to be best prepared for race day. We’ll have a Runner 101 tent set up at Expo where you can ask official Hot Chocolate staff any questions that you may have.
Pinnacle Performance Eyewear
Real Time Pain Relief
Power Home Remodeling Group
Light Up Running Gear
The Roo Sport
Team Ortho Foundation
Advanced Health Institute
Player Sport & Social Group
Newton Running Multisport
Food Should Taste Good
2015-2016 Application & Pricing Coming Soon
All Hot Chocolate 15k/5k events feature a two-day Expo prior to the race day. All participants must visit the Expo to pick up their packets and race bibs. Every Hot Chocolate Expo is free and open to the public, featuring the hottest in running technologies, health and nutrition information, and fitness apparel.
A 10′x10′ booth comes with (1) 6′ table, (2) chairs, pipe, and drape. Booth payment is due 30 days prior to event date and is nonrefundable. Booths are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Please submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the fun!