The 5k and 15k courses begin at the same time and split at approximately mile 2.6. There will be both 15k and 5k runners in each corral, so please pay attention to signage and directions from race officials to make sure you follow the correct course.
The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Nashville course highlights the city’s biggest attractions. We hold our races to the highest quality standards, from start to finish, course design and accuracy, emergency medical plans that exceed industry standards all in the name of your safety. Along those lines, all Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k RAM Racing events have a USATF-certified course with a distance that has been certified for accuracy. Please note that although we’ll try our best to avoid it, the course and start time is subject to change.
Tentative 2020 course map. Course is subject to change.
- Course Split
- Course Limit Information
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 reroute to a shorter version of the course, or move up onto the sidewalk where you will be required to obey regular traffic laws.
If you need help keeping up your pace during the 15k, look for official Hot Chocolate pacers in your corral. These are marked runners with the sole objective of helping you by keeping a consistent pace throughout the course. Pacers will be outfitted in matching shirts, and are available for a 7 minute per mile pace all the way to a 15 minute per mile pace. These experienced runners will be holding signs that show the pace they are keeping.
- Race Corrals
Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k uses assigned start corrals to maintain a safe, fast, and fun course for all participants. Your corral assignment will be emailed to you approximately two weeks prior to the race and will be printed on your race bib. Please be in your corral five minutes prior to the start of your race. There will be a break of approximately three minutes between each corral.
We are pleased to provide Preferred Start Corrals for all qualifying participants. Please visit the Participant Guide for more information about Preferred Corrals and how to apply!