Introducing the 5k Finisher Medal!
You’ve asked and we’re delivering for the 2019/2020 season- a 15k medal, and now, an all new 5k medal! The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is headed back to Atlanta on February 2, 2020! Join us for a day you'll never forget! You can train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the fabulous finish line!
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!
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA
Race Start Times
- Wave 1 - 7:30am **Wave 1 includes ALL 15k runners and 5k runners in Corrals A-G
- Wave 2 - 8:15am **Wave 2 includes ONLY 5k runners in Corrals H-N
All start times are subject to change. See the Corral Page for more detailed Wave and Start Time information.
Course Limit Information
Please note that a 15 minute mile pace or faster is required for both the 5k and 15k race distances. A 15 min. mile pace is roughly four miles per hour, equivalent to a very brisk walk. If you fall below this pace, the race organizers can no longer guarantee course support. Aid Stations, medical support, portable toilets, and road closures will begin 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.
If you need help keeping up your pace during the 15k, look for official Hot Chocolate pacers in your corral. These are marked runners with the sole objective of helping you by keeping a consistent pace throughout the course. Pacers will be outfitted in matching shirts, and are available for a 7 minute per mile pace all the way to a 15 minute per mile pace. These experienced runners will be holding signs that show the pace they are keeping.
The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k uses assigned start corrals to maintain a safe, fast, and fun course for all participants. Your corral assignment will be emailed to you approximately two weeks prior to the race and will be printed on your race bib. Please be in your corral five minutes prior to the start of your race. There will be a break of approximately three minutes between each corral.
The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is an officially timed event using an industry leading disposable chip timing system. The timing system provides each participant with an accurate time from the start to the finish line as well as on course splits. You’ll see timing clocks along the USATF-certified course, as well as at the finish line. Results will stream live online in real-time, so you and your fans can check your time right after crossing the finish line.