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2012 Isaac Dickson Hot Chocolate 10K and Kids Hill Climb

Audi Asheville in Asheville, NC 28806 Harmony Motors in Asheville, NC 28806
Quick Stats
  • 10K Registrants: 703
  • Kids Races Regs: 71
  • Countdown: 0days 0:0:0

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Important News
  • Discount room rates at Hotel Indigo. Only $129/night - king!!! See our Lodging page for more info.
  • This year's race is CAPPED AT 750 10K RUNNERS.
  • The first 1000 10K runner will receive a stylish long sleeve shirt!

New for the 2013 Hot Chocolate 10K

Thank you to all of our past participants who provided feedback on our event. Our goal is to always improve and the information you provided will help us to do this and to continue to refine it until we truly have a world class event.

Here is a partial list of items that will be new for 2013 (this list may be periodically updated):

  • Working towards a Closed Course: This year we are trying to get the course closed to traffic during the event.

Here is what was new for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 races and will continue for 2013:

  • Bib Sensor Timing: Thanks to Right On Time Productions and using combined race bib/chips instead of foot sensors.
  • Better Busing from Parking: Three buses to handle the additional traffic.
  • Marshmallow Dash: The kids race for the 6 and under crowd. It is shorter and safer!
  • Awesome Mile Markers: High-visibility markers sponsored by Jus' Running!
  • Pasta Dinner: Tickets are available online (in addition to the night of) so that you can order them while registering for your race. Saves time.
  • Certified 10K Course: Our 10K course has been finalized (it only took 4 years!) and certified. Go ahead and set your records!
  • Pasta Dinner: We are having a pasta dinner (Kids Eat Free) during packet pickup on Friday night.
  • New registration service: We are going to try imAthlete for this year's registration due to a handful of complaints about Active.Com.
  • Better parking: We are currently working on a parking/shuttle plan that will alleviate much of our parking issues.
  • Bigger sponsor expo: Racers and spectators alike enjoyed visting with our sponsors in 2010. This year we will have more.
  • Guaranteed Shirts for All: We have capped the 10K race at 800 entrants and everyone will get a shirt.
  • Registrant Count: Our website will indicate how many people are registered for the 10K and there will be a list of entrants. This will be updated nightly.
  • Eco-Friendly: We will be using cups from Eco-Products and have recycling stations. Additionally, the only way to register for the 10K will be through Active.Com in order to limit our paper usage.
  • More water: There will an additional water stop at 5.7 miles and plenty of water and cups just after the finish line.
  • Better sound: The starting line sound-system will be much larger and pre-race announcements will be shorter.
  • More bathrooms: There will be additional bathroom facilities.
  • Better mile markers and time callers: We will have VERY OBVIOUS mile markers and split callers at each mile this year.
  • New start time for kids race: In order to alleviate congestion at the finish line, the food and drink lines, and to allow parents to both run the 10K AND watch/run the Hill Climb with their child, the kids race has been moved to 8:30 a.m.

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