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Packet Pickup Information

The Hot Chocolate Expo is coming to the Pennsylvania 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 Philadelphia participants, there is no race day packet pick-up.

Location:

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Hall G
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Dates & Times:

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

Thursday, April 2nd, 12pm-6pm
Friday, April 3rd, 10am-7pm

*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 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

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)
    • Hot Chocolate 15k/5k merchandise
    • Deals on merchandise from our running partners
    • Decadent chocolate samples!

Parking + Directions

 

PA Convention Center Parking Map-Pic

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Driving Directions

From The Northern and Western Suburbs

Take I-76 East to Exit 344 for I-676 East. Follow signs for Central Philadelphia. Take I-676 East and exit at Broad Street/Rt. 611 (2nd exit). You will be on Vine Street. Follow Vine Street to 12th Street (4 traffic lights).

From The Pennsylvania Turnpike

Follow Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 20/I-476 (Mid County Interchange). Take I-476 South to Exit 16/I-76E Philadelphia. Stay on I-76 East for approximately 12 miles. Exit at 344/I-676 East. Take I-676 East and exit at Broad Street/Rt. 611 (2nd exit). You will be on Vine Street. Follow Vine Street to 12th Street (4 traffic lights).

From PA 309

Take PA 309 South to Pennsylvania Turnpike. Follow Turnpike West to Exit Mid County Interchange/476S Chester. Take I-476 South to Exit 16/I-76 Philadelphia. Stay on I—76 for approximately 12 miles. Exit at 344/I-676 East. Take I-676 East and exit at Broad Street/Rt. 611 (2nd exit). You will be on Vine Street. Follow Vine Street to 12th Street (4 traffic lights).

From US 611

Take US 611 South into Philadelphia (611 South becomes Broad Street). Go South on Broad Street for approximately 8 miles. In Cen-ter City, turn left onto Vine Street/Local Traffic. Follow Vine Street to 12th Street (2 traffic lights).

From The New Jersey and Atlantic City Area

Take Atlantic City Expressway to 42 North. Follow 42 North to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Rt. 676), crossing into Philadelphia. Follow the signs for Convention Center (this is Vine Street). Go approximately 6 blocks, make a left turn onto 12th Street.

From The New Jersey Turnpike (New York)

Take the NJ Turnpike to exit 4 (Philadelphia/Camden Exit). Get onto 73 North and follow it to 38 West. Take 38 West following the signs directing to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (The Bridge is 30 West), crossing into Philadelphia. Follow the signs for Convention Center (this is Vine Street). Go approximately 6 blocks, make a left turn onto 12th Street.

Expo Easter Egg Hunt

Please join us for an Expo Easter Egg Hunt during our Hot Chocolate Philadelphia Expo!

This event is for children 10 years and under and we ask that families assist in the hunt. There are limited amount of hunting times, please see the below schedule. We ask that children limit their egg collection to no more than 5 eggs per child and there will be Easter bags available at the expo for gathering eggs.

Please note that the Easter egg hunts are a first come, first serve basis and once all of the eggs have been collected no more eggs will go out until the next scheduled Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule:

Thursday April 2nd      12:30pm – 12:45pm,     3:30pm – 3:45pm, 5:30pm – 5:45pm

Friday April 3rd             10:30am – 10:45am, 12:30pm – 12:45pm, 4:30pm – 4:45pm

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.

Vendors

Bondi Band
Pinnacle Performance Eyewear
Gypsy Runner
The Roo Sport
Sweaty Bands
Shoe Frosting
Eco Sneakers
SureSport

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 expo@hotchocolate15k.com to join the fun!