“Disclaimer: I received free entry to Hot Chocolate 15k Charlotte as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”
I just signed up for the Hot Chocolate 15k in Charlotte, NC — my first race as a BibRave Pro! For those not familiar with BibRave, it’s a website where you can find and write race reviews.
As a BibRave Pro (Ambassador), I get to fuel my running passion by participating in races and reviewing running related products and then telling everyone about it!!
The Hot Chocolate race series is hosted in cities all over the country and they offer both 5k and 15k races. I have signed up for the 15k (just under 10 miles) and will be running through the streets of Charlotte on 10th Feb 2018.
Take a look at the swag — I loooove the shirts.
During signup I opted to have the race packet mailed to me. That saves me having to take off early from work to drive to Charlotte for the race expo. Nice!
Another cool option is assigning runners to different starting line “corrals” based on their estimated pace. I submitted a pace of 8.30/mi for the course. To my surprise, the online form requested some evidence for this. I attached screenshots of official results from recent races.
I’ve only been to Charlotte a couple of times, so I’m not too familiar with the city. I do know that running around city streets is one of the best ways to explore! It’s one reason I love Durham road races.
It’s going to be a cold morning – I don’t need to see a weather forecast to know that, so a nice hot cup of Hot Chocolate is going to go down very well.
Want to run it with me? I have special code for you, if you’re thinking of signing up. Use the code BibRaveHCChar18 to snatch a Hot Chocolate branded cap!
I’m looking forward to meeting some of the other BibRave Pros!