Hot Chocolate Run & SPCA Doggie Dash

10K, 5K, 1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Address

Cary, NC

Pricing

Activity Today Later

10K

$35 $35 Closed

5K

$25 $25 Closed

1 Mile

$15 $15 Closed

Kids in Strollers

$5 $5 Closed

Doggie Dash 2.5K

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

*** Due to the winter weather expected this weekend the Hot Chocolate Run has been postponed to Saturday January 14th ***

Supporting the Wake County SPCA

Back by popular demand, its nearly time to greet the New Year with with a big mug of hot chocolate! And this year its going to be even bigger and better. The past three years we've given you the choice of a 5K or 1 Mile race, and we've been capped at 500 people. Well, good news. The 2017 Hot Chocolate Run is moving to WakeMed Soccer Park (but its not the old boring course), adding a 10K, a separate Doggie Dash 2.5K, and raising the number of people we can have run!

What's not changing is that everyone who finishes the race gets a great mug, all the hot chocolate they can drink, and proceeds from the doggie dash go to support the Wake County SPCA.

The Hot Chocolate Run is also the first race of Fit & Able's new Free-for-All Race Series.

Invite your friends, pick your race, and start craving hot chocolate!

Fit & Able loves family fitness and whose four-legged furry friend isn't part of the family? Dog owners are welcome to run with their pups in the Doggie Dash! For only $5 per pup it will be happy trails for both runners and their dogs. AND, the full $5 goes to support the Wake County SPCA! Only one dog per registered runner and you must register your dog for them to run with you. RRCA Rules: Dogs are not allowed in the 5K, 10K, or 1 Mile Races; children 12 & under are not allowed in the Doggie Dash 2.5K. The race will be more fun with the whole family there and you'll be supporting a great organization in our community!

Check out photos from the Hot Chocolate Run's first three years: 2014, 2015, and 2016

Schedule

Friday January 13, 2017

  • 4:00 - 6:00 PM Packet Pick-up at Omega Sports at Crossroads

Saturday January 14, 2017

  • 7:00 - 9:45 AM - Check-in & Packet Pick-up
    9:00 AM - Doggie Dash 2.5K
  • 10:00 AM - 5K & 10K Start Time
  • 11:00 AM - 1 Mile Start Time

*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety

Information

Race Location: WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC 27511).

Course Information: The course is on WakeMed's paved and natural trails with one road crossing and moderate to big hills. If you've run at WakeMed before, this isn't the usual course. Course conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. HCR 2.5K, 5K, 10K, & Kids Dash Course Maps

Events: Everyone is welcome to participate! All participants will have chip-timed results that will be posted online. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race! Dogs are not allowed in the 5K, 10K, or 1 Mile Races; children 12 & under are not allowed in the Doggie Dash. You can review all other Fit & Able event policies here.

Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line.

Water Stations: There will be two water stations on the course: one at the 1 Mile mark and Finish line and one just after the 2 Mile mark. Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area. The water stations are marked on the map.

Packet Pick-up: All participants must show a photo ID or be with a guardian with a photo ID in order to pick up their race packets and can only pick up their own race packet. All dogs and young kids in strollers must be registered and numbered in order to participate with their owners and parents.

Race Souvenirs: Guaranteed for first 500 participants! Mugs come in red, green, and blue. Like the mug and want another? No problem! You can reserve an additional 11 oz. race mug for $10 or 14 oz. mug for $12. Participants will get their mugs at the refreshment table after the race and will be able to pick their favorite color based on availability (first come, first serve while supplies last!). Both performance tech and cotton shirts are available for purchase. Shirts and mugs must be picked up at the race; shirts and mugs won't be mailed.

Registration

Online registration closes on January 13th at 9 PM. Cash and checks are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.

10K: Mug included with registration.

  • Until October 15th: $35
  • Until December 15th: $40
  • Until January 13th: $45 (+ $5 if registering offline at packet pickup)
  • On Race Day January 14th: $50

5K: Mug included with registration.

  • Until October 15th: $25
  • Until December 15th: $30
  • Until January 13th: $35 (+ $5 if registering offline at packet pickup)
  • On Race Day January 14th: $40

1 Mile: Mug included with registration.

  • Until October 15th: $15
  • Until December 15th: $20
  • Until January 13th: $25
  • On Race Day January 14th: $25

Kids in Strollers: $5
* Kids being pushed in strollers must be registered and numbered; no mug included with registration; and are not eligible for prizes.

Doggie Dash 2.5K: +$5 per dog (only one dog per registered participant!)

  • Until October 15th: $20 
  • Until January 13th: $25 (+ $5 if registering offline at packet pickup)
  • On Race Day January 14th: $30

* Dogs running with owners must be registered, numbered, and on a leash at all times. The $5 dog registration fee goes to support the Wake County SPCA!

NOTE: NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, or EXCHANGES.

You can find all Fit & Able event policies here

Fit & Able Productions is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting community and family fitness in Cary since 1997 through organizing creative events and training programs. We also support many programs, such as swim safety lessons for underprivileged children and adults, youth fitness programs, and health education run by our community partners including the Cary Family YMCA, Triangle Aquatic Center, and Town of Cary. Proceeds from our events that aren't designated to support other organizations go to support the event and other Fit & Able nonprofit activities.

NOTE: Information from this site is often shared to other online sources that aren't updated when changes are made here. This site is the only official and updated source for information regarding this event.

We can't wait to see you at the Hot Chocolate Run!

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