Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Indianapolis
30 March 2019
Join the movement that’s taken over the racing world. Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is coming to Indianapolis on March 30, 2019! Start and finish at the American Legion Mall amongst the biggest chocolate aficionados in Indianapolis. This year, train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We’re with you through the season.Enjoy a beautiful run through the city’s most scenic spots. Then, celebrate your victory with fellow chocolatiers at our post-race party. Stuff your face with decadent fondue, and pose for photos with Marsha and Mello—the energy is infectious!
Course is subject to change.The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Indianapolis 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.Course RulesPlease read through all of these rules so there are no surprises on race day!We love our walkers. One favor: we ask that they can hold a 15 minute per mile pace. That’s about four miles per hour, or a brisk power-walk. If you fall below this pace, we can unfortunately no longer guarantee course support—which is paramount for your safety. Aid stations, medical support, portable toilets, and road closures will start 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.All participant entries are non-transferable and non-refundable. Race numbers cannot be transferred to another participant. We reserve the right to disqualify this person and remove them from the results.Depending on the distance, there are various checkpoints on the course where a participant’s timing chip is recorded. If a participant’s chip misses checkpoints, they will be disqualified and removed from the results. If a participant feels this decision has been made in error, they must contact EnMotive at email@example.com.All bibs have a timing chip affixed to the back of the bib. Removing or tampering with the chip, or completing the event without an official timing chip on your bib will result in disqualification, per USATF rules.Wheelchair athletes are permitted on a case-by-case basis, based on your wheelchair type and the city’s course. Wheelchair athletes are required to email us at least three weeks in advance of the event.Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the course. And since this is an event involving copious amounts of chocolate, it’s probably a good idea to have Fido sit this one out—even as a spectator.Bikes and rollerblades are not allowed on the course. Feel free to ride your bike to the event, but please park it before you get to the course.Unfortunately no, baby carriers or strollers of any sort are not allowed on the 5k or 15k courses. This includes but is not limited to regular push strollers, umbrella strollers, jogging stroller, prams, wraps, backpacks, Bjorn’s, soft carriers, slings and wagons. However, we encourage spectators to bring the little ones to help cheer on the runners!For the safety of everyone on course, all participants must be able to complete the race distance under their own power, and anyone under age 12 must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian on course. There will be thousands of participants, volunteers, and spectators at the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. The following tips will ensure you and your kids have a positive race experience:-Decide on a meeting location in the event you are separated. Select your meet up location and discuss it with your child. Write it on the back of your child’s bib to help race organizers reuinte both parties.-DO NOT plan to meet at the finish line. There is no stopping or standing in the finish line area. For safety reasons, all runners must keep walking and exit the chute.-Be sure to fill out the Emergency Contact Information on the back of both yours and your child’s bib.-On the back of the child’s bib, indicate the bib number of the person accompanying the child to the race, along with their cell phone number. Please write the child’s bib number on the back of the adult’s bib.-When possible, run with your cell phone.-If you find yourself in need of assistance on race day, contact a race official or visit the Information Services tent.Course AmenitiesWe’ve got plenty of perks for runners along the way.There will be plenty of aid stations on course stocked with water and Nuun sports drink. There will be 1 on the 5k course, and 4 on the 15k.You don’t need to wait until the finish line to enjoy a treat. We’ll have sweet stations along the course with delicious snacks!In case of emergency, we have medical personnel standing by and a medical tent at the finish line.There will be tons of toilets on course, because when you gotta go, you gotta go. Port-o-johns are located at the start/finish area and at the aid stations.
There are several parking lots and garages conveniently located near the American Legion Mall. Visit the Downtown Indy website for an easy-to-use parking guide!We highly encourage carpooling, using public transportation to the event. There will be many participants, volunteers, and spectators on site race morning. Please plan for heavy traffic and allow ample time to check your gear and get into your corral.
The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is seeking energetic volunteers to assist with the Hot Chocolate Runner Expo and Race Day events. Volunteers provide key support to the thousands of participants as they run for chocolate!With a variety of exciting and delicious positions available, there is a job for everyone, including individuals, teams, school groups, corporate groups, friends and family. The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is not possible without the help of all our amazing volunteers, so come out and join the fun. No experience is required.The volunteer registration page shows all available volunteer shifts. For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.