One of the most popular races in Western North Carolina, voted best foot race 10k and under in the Mountain Xpress Best of Competition, returns for its eighth consecutive running. I’ve only missed the race once and race its inaugural running in January of 2008 and look forward to it once again less than five months from now. Get on board and register early – you’ll save big – between now and September 28 registration for the 10k is just $32.50.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
Welcome to the Asheville Hot Chocolate 10K, Kids Hill Climb and Marshmallow Dash, a race to benefit the non-profit Isaac Dickson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Enjoy Asheville’s flattest 10K followed by a steaming cup (or two!) of hot cocoa for a tasty post-race treat. This event is chip timed by Right on Time Productions and long sleeve t-shirts are guaranteed to all 10K participants. The 1K Kids Hill Climb is limited to children 12 and under (although parents can run along side for free, of course!) And the Marshmallow Dash for our 8 and under crowd! A shorter and safer event for the little ones!
This year’s course will start and finish in front of the temporary Isaac Dickson School at 90 Montford Ave. Runners will stage in the bus lane which also ends up being an awesome finish line chute as well! The course is a USATF certified 10K (NC14116DF)!
The video below was filmed on a beautiful Christmas(2013) morning, after all the presents were opened. There isn’t a snowflake in sight (or Jus’ Running sponsored mile marker) but we hope to give you a taste of how AWESOME this course really is! So, please sit back, prop your feet up, pop open a frosty Gatorade (or toasty-warm hot chocolate!) and enjoy. ~ Tim and Leslie Grotenhuis, Race Directors.
For online registration and more information, visit the integrated website and registration site at Race Roster. Early, discounted registration ends September 28! Stay in touch by liking the race Facebook Page.