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Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

Come to Chicago for the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k, “America’s Sweetest Race,” October 29, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

Established in 2008, the inaugural Hot Chocolate 15k/5k ran through the streets of Chicago. Since its inception, over 200,000 participants have run for chocolate, making it the fastest growing race series in the nation!

The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race features both a 15k (9.3miles) and 5k (3.1miles) distance, and all runners are encouraged to join the fun! Participants will receive an award winning goodie bag, which they can collect at the expo along with their race packet. Fun Facts: Runners will consume 4,000 pounds of melted chocolate on race day! It takes two hours to melt 2,000 pounds of chocolate!

The chocolate really begins to flow at the Post Race Party where runners will enjoy music, a family friendly kid-zone (complete with bounce houses and games) and a finisher’s mugs filled with hot chocolate, chocolate fondue and tasty dippable treats! The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the official race charity of the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k! Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k begins and ends in Chicago’s Grant Park. To register, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Hot Chocolate 15k/5k experience more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.