Race Day Experience - Participant Guide - Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Houston

Race Day Experience

Experience the Race

15k Medal

All 15K finishers will receive an official Hot Chocolate Houston medal to commemorate their awesome achievement. Heads up: while this medal may give you chocolate cravings, it’s actually made from metal alloy. We recommend displaying this sturdy, high-quality medal on a wall for maximum bragging rights. Each medal features a chocolate bar lookalike wrapped in gold, hung by a shimmering Finisher ribbon. This year's medal features a brand-new design, complete with a city-specific key chain! Now you can carry your achievement with you beyond race day! You’ll be handed your medal after crossing the finish line.

Gear Check

Because carrying your stuff around is no fun.

If you have gear to check, please leave your bag with us at Gear Check. Lonely bags will be immediately removed from the premises and discarded. RAM Racing is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Gear Check will be available to all 5k and 15k registrants at the race. All Gear Check bags must be 12" by 18" or smaller, please! Your race bib will have a tab at the top. Tear this off, as it's also your claim tab for Gear Check. Please attach it to your Gear Check bag, then hand the bag over at the Gear Check tent. Small zip ties work best for securing Gear Check bags, so look for one in your goodie bag at Expo.

15k and 5k GEAR CHECK TBA


On race day, 15k participants look to uniformed runners whose job is to keep a steady pace throughout the entire course. The Allstate Pacers Program offers guidance from race-day pros. We will offer pacers for the 15k from the 7 minutes per mile pace all the way up to 15 minutes per mile:

Preferred Corrals:

Open Corrals:

Post-Race Party

Join your fellow runners, walkers, and chocolate aficionados for the most scrumptious post-race party in the nation!

Your Finisher Mug is filled with chocolate fondue, dippable snacks and decadent hot chocolate.

A live DJ keeps the party going while runners pose with giant Hot Chocolate inflatable. Soak up the scene with your friends and family. And don't forget to stop by the Merchandise Tent to get your fill of official Hot Chocolate gear.

Help Support Make-A-Wish® on Race Day!
While you're celebrating your finish in the post-race party, take a minute to help us meet our goal of raising $1,000,000 for Make-A-Wish®! Step up to make an additional contribution to Make-A-Wish®, and you'll receive a commemorative photo!

2019 Post Race Party map coming soon!

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