More information at http://epicraces.com/event/mt-brighton-hot-cocoa-classic-5k-mountain-mile/
Hot Cocoa Classic 5K and Marshmallow Mountain Mile at Mt. Brighton
A portion of this event’s proceeds will benefit our featured charity, the American Lung Association: Lung Force.
Chocolate. Sweetly decadent and luxuriously indulgent, chocolate on its own is the stuff of cravings, the ideal edible. Pair it with a crisp November morning run and the breathtaking autumn scenery of Mt. Brighton, however, and you have a perfectly Epic combination that’s utterly impossible to resist: the Hot Cocoa Classic 5K and Marshmallow Mountain Mile Run/Walk.
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The Hot Cocoa Classic returns on Saturday, November 5 with two race distances suited for adults, children, and chocoholics alike! That’s right… you don’t need your skis to do a run at Mt. Brighton!
The Hot Cocoa Classic 5K — Run or walk the scenic grounds of the Mt. Brighton Golf Course on a mostly paved course with a downhill mountain finish.
The Marshmallow Mountain Mile — Run or walk the grassy terrain of Mt. Brighton up and back down to complete this Mountain Challenge!
The Double Shot of Cocoa — Indulge yourself and run or walk both races.
Once you’ve finished your race, come enjoy our Post-Race Fireside Party inside the Ore Creek Grill. Our friends at Tri-Covery will be waiting for you for post-race stretching and massage to complete your morning at Mt. Brighton. Awards will be presented indoors as well… no standing out in the cold!
The Hot Cocoa Classic 5K and Marshmallow Mountain Mile is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and is endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports.
The Hot Cocoa Classic 5K and Marshmallow Mountain Mile is walker friendly!
Did We Mention This is a Chocolate Run?
A steaming cup of luscious hot cocoa* awaits every participant just past the finish line to soothe, refresh, and aid in recovery. But wait, there’s more! If you’re running the 5K, watch for the incredible Chocolate Tunnel! There’s more too, including fabulous race swag… but, just like a box of chocolates, we don’t want to spill the (cacao) beans about everything you’re gonna get! Just be sure to sign up soon; the Hot Cocoa Classic 5K & Marshmallow Mountain Mile is limited to 500 participants, and the last day to register online is Thursday, November 3!
* Hot cocoa is gluten free!
Discover Mt. Brighton
If you haven’t been to Mt. Brighton in a while — or if this is your first time visiting — you’ll be amazed by what you’ll see. Renovated in 2013 by Vail Resorts, Mt. Brighton has been completely reinvented, with $10 million of improvements including new chairlifts, modern base-area facilities (including a children’s ski and ride school center), Michigan’s most innovative terrain parks, and a new powerful state-of-the-art snowmaking system. Enjoy a post-race meal in front of the cozy fireplace at the Ski Hill Grill or, if you’re not running, enjoy views of the race and the spectacular views through the restaurant’s wall of windows. Friends and family are also welcome to ride the chairlifts and cheer you on from mid-air. Whether you’re racing or relaxing, Mt. Brighton is truly where Epic begins!
Oh, Yes, There’s Swag, Too!
Each of our Hot Cocoa Classic participants will receive:
Race chip timing with results posted within 6 hours
The sweetest finisher’s medal around for Marshmallow Mountain Milers and 5Kers, while Double Shot participants receive a special Double Shot finisher’s medal as well as the regular finisher’s medal!
Free downloads of race photos taken by Greg Sadler Photography
A finisher’s mug filled with delicious hot cocoa
A super-soft, high-quality race T-shirt (shirt sizes guaranteed through Oct. 22, 2016)
The best post-race treats around
A virtual goodie bag filled with offers and discounts from our sponsors
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate!
For Double Shot participants only: a high-quality, long-sleeved top
Epic’s Awesome Autumn!
Register for the Scare for CARE 5K and Mummy Mile, the Hot Cocoa Classic 5K and Marshmallow Mountain Mile, and the A2 Turkey Trot by Sunday, October 30 and receive a totally Epic knit running hat!
Share a Cup of Cocoa with a Buddy
Epic Races recognizes the compassion, support, and friendship that exists between a runner and their I Run 4 buddy. To help your buddy feel more special, we’ve created a race add-on so that your buddy can receive his or her own Hot Cocoa Classic 5K and Marshmallow Mountain Mile medal. Double Shot of Cocoa runners, please note: your buddy will receive either the Marshmallow Mountain Mile medal or the Hot Cocoa Classic 5K medal, not the bonus Double Shot medal. We applaud those runners who dedicate their miles to buddies with special needs whose conditions span the spectrum from total physical disability to developmental delays to autism spectrum disorders and more. Look for the IR4 add-on when you register, or log into Run Sign Up to manage your registration and add the IR4 add-on. For more information on the I Run 4 program or to be matched with a buddy of your own, visit the I Run 4 web site.
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