I have begun "training", (even though I know I could already go the distance of 9.6 miles). The point for me is to be able to finish in a "decent" time. (Just under 80 minutes is my goal).
If you haven't heard of the race, it is put on every year by RAM Racing who hosts several different races in the Illinois area throughout the year. I plan on reading their training and nutrition info posted here.
The race (a 5K and a 15K will be held in the Grant Park area of downtown Chicago. Here's a little video on it:
2010 Hot Chocolate 15K/5K from RAM Racing on Vimeo.
After the race there is a fondue and chocolate party featuring Ghirardelli chocolate!
General Race Info:
Hot Chocolate 15k/5k
November 5th, 2011 Grant Park, Chicago, IL
5K start time — 7:40am* 15K start time — 8:10am*
(*start times subject to change)
For more race information go here.
To join me in the fun and cover yourself in delicious chocolate post race, REGISTER HERE! Seriously, register now if you want to secure a goodie bag/race jacket!
Proceeds will be going to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, Cellmates on the Run, the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, and SuperSibs.