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.
About the Course
The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Philadelphia 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. Please note that the course is subject to change, though we’ll do our best to avoid it.
2017 Course Map coming soon!
- Course Limit Information
- Start Corrals
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 by the closing time listed in the corral information. There will be a break of approximately four minutes between each corral.
We are pleased to provide Preferred Start Corrals for all qualifying participants. Please see below for more information about Preferred Corrals and how to apply!
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