My race packet has arrived! I’m super pumped to be running the Hot Chocolate 15K in Philadelphia this April! This year I intend on getting yet another PR, so I’m double-pumped to get started. This will mark my third year running the race, and word on the streets is that there is a special “legacy” gift for past participants.
So I’ve got my packet, now what’s inside?
Inside: The official Hot Chocolate tech long-sleeve shirt, bib, pins, and race information.
Initial thoughts: Every year I’m always excited for the swag, and the first and second year I ran the race the zip-up jackets were a huge hit. This year they’ve decided to go with a long-sleeve tech shirt, and I’m a little torn on how I feel about it. I’m on the fence because on one hand I was hoping for, yet another, jacket to add to my collection, but on the other hand appreciate something new and this long-sleeve tech shirt is nice and thick and perfect for late fall, early spring running.
All-in-all I’m grateful the Hot Chocolate organizers mail out the packets, having to drive 2+ hours to expo the day before the race and back again in the morning would be crazy! Kudos to the HC15K team for the awesome work!
Being my third year running this race, I’m supposed to receive some type of legacy swag – I’m not sure if this is after the race or before? If another has received the legacy swag, when did you receive it? My bib doesn’t seem to indicate anything in regard to the legacy status either, so I’m not 100% confident how this will be handled.
EDIT, as I’m typing this, I went to the official rules: HERE
**We encourage all Legacy participants to join us at the Expo, to celebrate their achievements! Legacy items will not be mailed out pre-race. If you are unable to attend the Expo, we will arrange to have your Legacy items available for pickup on race day. You must pick up Legacy items either at the Expo, or on race day; no Legacy items will be mailed after the race.
Guess that answers that question! Anyway, I’m looking forward to this year’s race! Post-race recap to soon follow!