Sweet Chocolate Love! The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Run

If you’re anything like me, you might need a wee bit of motivation to keep you getting up each morning and throwing on those trusty runners. My motivation for the next few weeks? The 1st Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Run, of course! A race where every finisher gets a cute medal and copious amounts of hot chocolate at the end? Sign this sister up!


Following the 4th Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival (which runs from now until February 14th), the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Run is an event you probably don’t want to miss. Taking place on March 1st 2014, this run offers 5km & 10.4km race options that take place along the beautiful Seawall in Stanley Park.

We’ll just be running the 5km (which is an out-and-back course route), but the full 10.4km course will take you around the entire Stanley Park Seawall. We’re hoping to be able to take part in that race next year, but since this is my first official timed race, we decided to start small and work our way up to the bigger ones. A decision I was more than happy accepting.

Hot Chocolate

This is also the first race that Jess & I will be doing together, and we’re really looking forward to getting a few training days in together over the next few weeks as well. I’m sure he’ll be overly embarrassed as I try to take photos (for Project Life, of courses) and maintain regular breathing patterns throughout the  run. But I’m hoping he’ll get past it rather quickly!

Thinking that the Hot Chocolate Run might be for you? We would love to add a few others to our team – here’s a few more reasons why this one is a good one for you.

What’s Included With Registration:

  • Souvenir Finishing Medal – This means, everyone who finishes – gets a medal! Who doesn’t like that?!
  • Souvenir Event Mug –  (for all of that delicious hot chocolate you get to consume after)
  • Hot Chocolate Run Tech Shirt  – Valued at $39, this makes me feel much better about the $50 registration fee.
  • Individual Timing – We all have to start somewhere. Might as well know where your starting point is!
  • After Event Refreshments – Need we say more?
  • Prizes! – Think of it as a door prize. For an outdoor event. 🙂

Registration costs vary between $35 – $65, depending on your age and when you register. As always, register early for the best deal (and a guaranteed spot). We never know if/when these races will sell out, so be sure to register as soon as possible if you’re wanting to go!

Participants can register at Try Events via Credit Card, or on the day of the event with cash or cheque (if spots are still available).

Wishing you guys love and lots of chocolatey goodness on this fine Tuesday morning!


P.S. Want a bit more information on the Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival? Check out this video displaying some of the featured participating vendors and their sinfully good creations.

Hot Chocolate Festival promo video 2014 from CityFood Magazine on Vimeo.


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