Welcome to the 8th running of the HC10K!
Welcome to the Isaac Dickson Hot Chocolate 10K & Kids Hill Climb, a race to benefit the non-profit Isaac Dickson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization(PTO). Enjoy Asheville's flattest 10K followed by entertainment and 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 and collector's mug (possibly) 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 new this year: the Marshmallow Dash for our 6 and under crowd! A shorter and safer event for the little ones!
Praise for the Hot Chocolate 10K and Kids Hill Climb
"This is a relatively new race that’s grown in popularity quickly, mostly because
it’s the flattest course you can run in Asheville. Most of our races are full of
hills, but the Hot Chocolate is actually pretty flat."
"Quickly becoming one of North Carolina’s most popular road races, the Hot
Chocolate 10k in Asheville is a tasty mid-winter treat for runners at a time when
good races are few and far between."
"Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!"
"It was great to have a 10k to run in January!!! A great way to start the new year."
"This was my first 10K and it could not have been a better one. I am now hooked on racing and want to come back next year to beat this year's time!"
"I am still a novice runner, but I wanted to thank you for a great race yesterday. I started running (after many years) last May and ran three 5K races in the last half of 2008, and I thought I'd start 2009 with your 10K. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, made more so by the enthusiasm of those of you running it. I can't imagine a better start to my 2009 running year."
"It was a great time, and got to meet some awesome people. It's been awhile since I ran and really surprised myself on my first 10k race."
"Great course, race administration was fantastic, communication before and after was tremendous, race crew was polite and helpful. This is one of the best races I have ever run (of hundreds I have competed in). I am amazed that you have perfected the process after only TWO years!"
"There was a wonderful atmosphere on race day, the course was great, and the hot chocolate was very yummy!"
"That last mile, it really beats you up. It was like hitting a wall, but it’s fun. I loved the course. The scenery was great."
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