Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hot Chocolate 15K GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone! I'm excited to announce that I'm part of the new Hot Chocolate Blogger program! The Hot Chocolate 15/5k is "America's sweetest race" and in several cities throughout the year. I ran the 15k last year in Chicago and had lots of fun and got a great time. The best part about the race is that you get hot chocolate and sweets after! The race in Chicago will be on November 3 and the rest of the cities/dates are listed below. Use code HealthyfitMUG when you register (any city) to get a free travel mug with your swag bag!

As I said, I ran the race last year and enjoyed it. It was a chilly November morning but I flew once my legs got warmed up. I beat my goal of 1:20 by finishing in 1:18:52, that's 8:28/mile pace! Definitely one of my faster races and a PR since I haven't run a 15k before. I like the distance because it's not quite a half marathon but more challenging than a 10k. The 15k or 10 mile race distance is probably my favorite. You can also do the 5k of course!

Besides getting chocolate at the end, the technical hoodie in the swag bag is also one of my favorites. It's perfect for wearing to Blackhawks games! I'm wearing a size small, for your reference. The cities and dates for the upcoming Hot Chocolate races are listed below.


I am giving away a FREE ENTRY to the Hot Chocolate 15/5k in any city (listed above). Use the Rafflecopter app below to enter. If it doesn't work, simply say so in your comment below and I will manually enter you. At a minimum to enter, you must leave a comment telling me which city you will run in.

You can also get extra entries by tweeting this post and tagging me @lenkakollar and @hotchocolate15k and by following the Hot Chocolate 15/5k on Facebook and Twitter and me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and BlogLovin

You have until Friday, October 18 at midnight to enter and then I will pick a winner using the app. Anyone can enter this giveaway but you must be able to provide your own travel and lodging to the city that you choose to do the race in.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Chicago, naturally!

  2. Katie @ Live Half FullOctober 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM


  3. I'd love to run Chicago!

  4. I would LOVE to run the race in CHICAGO!

  5. So, I did the 15k by myself last January and around mile 3 I took a hard tumble down in the Atlanta streets (tax money hard at work for urban upkeep). The ladies around me were so kind to come check and see if I was alright. I'm such a nutter that I looked at my Garmin and was like "Ack! I'm losing time! Thank you!" and took right off. Didn't realize till the finish line that my left knee was pretty bloody. But most importantly: I finished in good time! I'd like to run it again because after I had freshened up at the hotel, my boyfriend had eaten my finisher's mug :O ~ SD

  6. It wouldn't let me write the comment in the box :(
    But i'll be running in chicago! it'll be my first 5k! :)

  7. I want to run in Chicago with you!! And when I say with you.. I mean I'd be wayyyyyy behind you haha.


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