Join your fellow chocoholics at the 2016 Hot Chocolate 15K/5K October 30th! The temperature may be cold but you’ll be sure to warm up at America’s sweetest race. Registration is now open so don’t miss your chance to Run for Chocolate this October.

For more information about the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K visit:

Special $25 12-Hour Pre-Purchase Parking Rate

The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k participant guide is your go to list for all key information that participants will need in order to be prepared for and ready to have a great race experience. This guide serves as a step-by-step manual
to assist participants from the time you register until you cross the finish line!

**Although we will do our best to avoid it, the information in this guide is subject to change. Please check back race week for the finalized participant guide.

Key Information

Race Day Location:

Sunday, October 30th, 2016
Grant Park, Chicago, IL

Start Times:
– Wave 1 (15k & 5K): 7:30am
– Wave 2 (15k & 5k): 8:15am
– 2 mile walk: 9:15am

Corral Assignments:
Don’t know your corral and what wave you should start in? Login to your RAM Racing account and view your registration to find your corral then visit our Corral Information page to find out your wave.

Expo Information:
McCormick Place
Skyline Ballroom, West Building
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
Dates & Times:
Friday, October 28, 2016 – 10am to 7pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 10am to 6pm

There will be no race-day packet pickup Please come enjoy our Hot Chocolate Expo to pick up your packet!

Millennium Garages offer the closest and most convenient parking on race day, with more than 9,200 spaces. The garages can be accessed as follows:

Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage can be accessed via eastbound Lower Randolph Street to southbound Columbus Drive. Race day parking at Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage is posted daily parking rates.

Grant Park North and Grant Park South Garages can be accessed via southbound Michigan Avenue at Randolph Street and Jackson Drive. They can also be accessed via northbound Michigan Avenue at Van Buren and Jackson until 6:45am. Race day parking at Grant Park North and Grant Park South will be available at regular posted rates.


Please let us know how we can help you and a member of the Millennium Garages team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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