First Tasting

The Hot Chocolate Runner’s Expo & Packet Pick-Up


McCormick Place
Lakeside Center (East Building) – Hall D1
2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616

Dates & Times:

New this year, we will be offering a Thursday afternoon packet pick-up in addition to our Friday and Saturday Expo!

Thursday, October 31       3pm-8pm
Friday, November 1         10am-8pm
Saturday, November 2     10am-6pm

First Tasting

Get your first taste of Hot Chocolate 15/5k race weekend at the Runner’s Expo! Apart from
receiving your race day bib and goodie bag you will also enjoy:

√ Rockin’ tunes (dancing optional, though encouraged)
√ Kid Zone – complete with bounce houses and games
√ Running merchandise from our local retail partners
√ Hot Chocolate 15/5k Merchandise
√ Chocolate, fondue dipped marshmallows and hot cocoa samples!

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Our new automated packet pick-up system is now the fastest racer bib distribution system in the industry, proven at our last 6 Hot Chocolate races for over 70,000 racers!

Packet Pick-Up

Pick up your race day bib and Hot Chocolate 15/5k and Walk for Little City goodie bag.

**If you cannot make it to any of the Expo days you are welcome to have a friend or family member pick up your bib and goodie bag for you at the expo. Please send them with a copy of your registration confirmation. There is NO race day packet pick up.

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