I had heard about the Hot Chocolate race series for couple of years and decided to give it a try this year! I was looking forward to a fun destination run too!! San Francisco was the closest to me so off I went… This was my first time driving solo for a long distance, but I was determined to do this myself and build my confidence. I wasn’t completely alone… I had my trusty snuggle buddy Simba with me and he was the perfect co-pilot 🙂
After visiting the race expo and picking up my bib and ‘swag bag’, which included a zip front hoodie (SCORE!) I headed to the hotel. The Stanyan Park hotel is located directly across the street from Golden Gate Park, which was the start and finish for the race. Although I am only a two hour drive from San Francisco/Golden Gate Park I had never been to Golden Gate Park!! It is truly a gem… I hope to make it back and spend more time wandering around and enjoying all that it has to offer!
This was the first chance I had to show off my Ink n’ Burn kit!! Here I am with my daughter at the start line:
After completing your race, by the way I PR’d this race 🙂 you are given a bowl filled with a cup of hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, a marshmallow, banana, pretzels and rice krispie treat.
This is what happens when you dip your banana into the chocolate fondue…
I would definitely recommend this race to you! Check out the many locations it is offered!!
This was a great day for a run and it was awesome to run this with my daughter by my side, well not really as I was usually BEHIND her LOL!!! She has legs much longer than her Momma, but it was fun to be there together ~