Sunday, Nov 15th

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Packet Pickup Information

The Hot Chocolate Expo is coming to the Greater Columbus Convention Center! Come to the 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 — 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 Columbus participants, there is no race day packet pick-up.


Greater Columbus Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C
400 North High St
Columbus, OH 43215

Dates & Times:

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Expo takes place across two days. Which day works for you?

Friday, November 13th, 2014 12pm-6pm
Saturday, November 14th, 2014 9am-6pm

*Dates and times are subject to change, but we’ll do our best to avoid it.

Goodie Bag

The wait is over—check out the award-winning Hot Chocolate 2015-2016 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 jacket
• Fleece-lined tech material
• Men’s: orange contrast piping
• Women’s: teal contrast piping
• Roomy front pockets

Sizing Chart



Chocolate Experience

Get your first taste of Hot Chocolate 15k/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 bouncehouses and games
    • Hot Chocolate 15k/5k merchandise
    • Deals on merchandise from our running partners
    • Decadent chocolate samples!

Parking + Directions

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 currently closed for construction.
For more information on parking, visit the Columbus Convention Center website.

Kid Zone

Kids love the Hot Chocolate Expo– our guess is it’s because of the  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 inflatable fun and games. Stick around while the music brings them to the center of the dance floor for dancing and fun.


Runner 101

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.


Bondi Band
Pinnacle Performance Eyeware
Real Time Pain Relief
Gypsy Runner
The Roo Sport
Skirt Sports
Sweaty Bands
Shoe Frosting
Bing Beverage
Momentum – Designs that move you
HB Tune – In The Zone
Riverside Family Chiropractic
103.9 The River Radio Station

American Family Insurance
Food Should Taste Good

Vendor Info



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 to join the fun!