Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
Join the movement that's taken over the racing world. Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is returning to Minneapolis on April 14, 2018! Start and finish in Boom Island Park amongst the biggest chocolate aficionados in Minneapolis. This year, train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We're with you through the season.
The Hot Chocolate Experience starts from the minute you register. Keep an eye out for messages that will help enrich your race experience, including customizable fundraising pages and training programs tailored to your running goals.
Two weeks before the race, make sure to come back to our website to view and download the Participant Guide.
Your last stop before race day is our race expo. Here you'll be able to pick up your packet, which includes a race day bib and goodie bag. Apart from receiving your race day bib and goodie bag, you?ll also enjoy rockin? tunes, a Kid Zone with bounce houses & games, merchandise from Hot Chocolate 15k/5k & our favorite running partners, and decadent chocolate samples!