Training

Training

We’re teamed up with Greg McMillan, world-renowned running coach and creator of the McMillan Running Calculator, to create Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Training Programs. Participants can confidently train their way to race day, then celebrate at the finish line with a Finisher Mug of decadent chocolate.

Each training program features:
-Choice of plans to meet participant fitness levels, goals, and course distances
-4 to 12 week schedules depending on date of registration
-Rise n’ Shine Sunday morning weekly email with upcoming week’s workouts, tips, and resources from McMillan Running coaches
-Access to hydration, equipment, and recovery product special offers from our race sponsors to help you during training and at the race

Training programs for:
-New runners
-First time racers
-Trying to achieve a new PR
-Advanced runners

Hydration

Hydration is important for everyone. We're proud to have nuun as our official hydration sponsor. nuun contains an optimal blend of electrolytes that keep you hydrated for all levels of activities. Each of our aid stations will be stocked with nuun to keep you moving toward the finish line!

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15k Pacers

Back again, we are offering pacers for our 15k participants! On race day, participants look to uniformed runners whose job is to keep a steady pace throughout the entire course. Pacers are race-day pros and sought after for reliable information. We will offer pacers ranging from 7 minutes per mile all the way up to 15 minutes per mile. Please check out the Participant Guide to learn more.

Gear

Having the right gear is crucial to ensure optimal performance. Check out all the Hot Chocolate and partners’ gear in the merchandise store, to fulfill all your race day needs.

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Your 12-week training program includes:

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Training schedule customized to your needs

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Nutrition guidelines

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Fitness tips from certified USATF coaches

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Apparel recommendations

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Sponsor deals to use at Expo, Race Day, and beyond

Official Sponsors

Questions?