December 14th, 2014
5K - Start Time: 7:30am
15K - Start Time: 7:30am
*Start time and race date subject to change.
Packet pick up will be held prior to the event at the Hot Chocolate Runner Expo.
Soldier’s Memorial – 1315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Please note that a 15 minute mile pace or faster is required for both the 5k and 15k race distances. A 15 min. mile pace is roughly four miles per hour, equivalent to a very brisk walk.
If you fall below this pace, the race organizers can no longer guarantee course support. Aid Stations, medical support, portable toilets, and road closures will begin to become unavailable to participants. The local police and race organizers will ask you to either move up onto the sidewalk or require you to be transported further up on course to catch up to the 15 min. per mile group.
Visit our Course Page for more information.
Hot Chocolate 15/5k has designated corrals for all registered participants. Your bib will be marked with your assigned corral. Placement is determined by the pace per mile entered during the registration process. All race bibs will be marked with their designated start corral. Each start corral corresponds to a wave.
Each wave is separated by approximately 4 minutes to allow a fast, safe start for all participants.
2013 Start Corral Map
Gear Check is available on race day for all registered participants between 6:00am – 11:00am. Bags must be 12″ X 18″ or smaller. Please have the gear check tab from your race bib adhered to your bag prior to arriving at the gear check lines. RAM Racing is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
Race Day Photos:
Souvenir Photograph will be onsite race day to capture your most memorable Hot Chocolate 15/5k moments. View 2013 race day photos here.
Medical support will be provided at the finish line as well each aid station along the course.
Start line water will be provided.
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