november, 2018

2018sat03nov9:00 amHot Cocoa Classic5K AND MARSHMALLOW MOUNTAIN MILE AT MT. BRIGHTON9:00 am EST Mt. Brighton, 4141 Bauer RdEvent Type :Kids,RunRegister Now!Volunteer Signup!Athlete Guide

Event Details

HOT COCOA CLASSIC 5K AND MARSHMALLOW MOUNTAIN MILE AT MT. BRIGHTON

Hot Cocoa Classic

The Hot Cocoa Classic returns on Saturday, November 3, 2018 with 3 race distances suited for adults, children, and cocoa lovers alike! That’s right… you don’t need your skis to do a run at Mt. Brighton!

  • The Hot Cocoa Classic 5K — Run or walk the scenic grounds of the Mt. Brighton Golf Course on a mostly paved course with a downhill mountain finish.
  • The Marshmallow Mountain Mile — Run or walk the grassy terrain of Mt. Brighton straight up and back down to complete this Mountain Challenge!
  • The Double Shot of Cocoa — Indulge yourself! Run or walk both races and a get a special signature long-sleeved T-shirt in addition to the event T.

Post-race, enjoy our Trader Joe’s Post-Race Fireside Party inside the Ore Creek Grill. Our friends from Tri-Covery will be waiting for you for post-race stretching and massage to complete your morning at Mt. Brighton. Awards will be presented indoors as well… no standing out in the cold!

DID WE MENTION COCOA?

A steaming cup of  hot cocoa awaits every participant at our Trader Joe’s post-race fireside party to soothe, refresh, and aid in recovery. If you’re running the 5K, you’ll get an additional boost of cocoa on the course at our Chocolate Tunnel! There’s more too, including our fabulous hot-cocoa toppings bar! Just be sure to sign up soon: the Hot Cocoa Classic 5K & Marshmallow Mountain Mile is limited to 500 participants!

Do you participate in the I Run 4 program? Click here for information about obtaining a medal for your I Run 4 buddy!

  • THE DETAILS

SWAG… aka… What you get:

  • The sweetest finisher’s medal around for Marshmallow Mountain Milers and 5Kers; Double Shot participants; these two medals interlock to create your Double Shot finisher’s medal!
  • Free professional race photos compliments of Epic Races
  • A cup of delicious hot cocoa (Gluten Free & Vegan-Friendly) & hot-cocoa toppings bar
  • A super-soft, high-quality race T-shirt (2 for Double-Shoters)
  • The best post-race treats around
  • Race chip timing with super-speedy race results
  • For Double Shot participants only: a high-quality, long-sleeved Double Shot top

PACERS

Looking to PR or finish by a certain time? The Ann Arbor Running Company will have its pace team ready to help you meet your goals! Look for them in the starting area; they’ll be holding signs showing which pace they’ll be running. There will be pacers available at the following paces for the 5K: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00. Note: it’s perfectly fine to change from one pace to another while out on the course. After all, it’s your race!

SPREAD THE WARMTH

We will once again be collecting gently used men’s and women’s winter coats, scarves, and boots (and donations of new hats, gloves, and socks) as part of Spread the Warmth’s winter clothing drive. Your generous donations will help those less fortunate in the metro Detroit area be better protected against Michigan’s winter elements. For more details, please contact spreadthewarmthdetroit@gmail.com.

Winter Coat Drive

ZERO WASTE

epic races happy planet runningThe event is a Leave No Trace event. Learn more about our race-day recycling and composting efforts here. Want more information about running a great race and leaving no trace? Click here to visit Happy Planet Running!

  • THE SCHEDULE:

8:50 a.m. Race Announcements and Warm Up

9:00 a.m. Start: Marshmallow Mountain Mile

9:25 a.m. Start: Hot Cocoa Classic 5K

9:25 a.m. Trader Joe's Post-Race Fireside Party

9:30 am Awards Available for Pick Up

We know your time is precious, so we offer “Grab-n-Go” Awards. If you are an overall or age-group award winner (see award section for details), before heading out, stop by the podium, grab your award (don’t miss the photo-op), and go!
  • COURSE MAPS:

Hot Cocoa Classic 5k

Marshmallow Mountain Mile

  • AGE GROUPS AND AWARDS:

Age Groups (Male and Female Age Divisions):

8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

MARSHMALLOW MOUNTAIN MILE

1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
1st in each in each age-group

HOT COCOA CLASSIC 5K

1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 5 in each in each age-group

DOUBLE SHOT OF COCOA

1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female

(Age group awards will be given for the 5K & Mountain Mile Divisions)

  • FAQs:

I signed up for the 5k but I think that the mile is more my distance. Can I switch?

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You can switch from the 5K to the mile — or from the mile to the 5K or from either to the Double Shot — by logging in to your Run Sign Up account, clicking the My Registered Races button, clicking Manage Registration by Hot Cocoa Classic, then clicking the Transfer Event button and following the onscreen instructions. If you are transferring to the 5K from the mile, you will be charged for the difference in price between the events. NOTE: the deadline to switch events is Saturday, October 27.

What happens if it is raining or snowing on race morning?

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All Epic Races will be held, rain, snow, or shine.

Where do I park on race morning?

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Plenty of parking will be available at Mt. Brighton!

I can no longer participate. How do I get a refund?

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We do not offer refunds, but if you purchased insurance when you registered, please click this link.  You will need to present documentation for claim reason(s) based on the Terms & Conditions of your Policy if the Policy ID starts with “TGSD” , “TGFS” , “TGTS”, or “TGRS” (Ex: Doctor’s Note, Work Travel Schedule and Receipt, Jury Summons, Policy Report, Transportation Delay Printout, etc.)

How do I transfer my Registration to another person?

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To transfer your registration to another person, log into your Run Sign Up account, click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by Hot Cocoa Classic. Click the blue Transfer to Another Runner button, then follow the onscreen instructions.  Please note that there is a $15 transfer fee plus a processing fee for this service.

How do I confirm my registration?

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Click here and click the blue Find a Participant button, then look yourself up.

I ordered the wrong shirt size. Can I change this?

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Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, then click Manage My Registration, then click Manage Registration by Hot Cocoa Classic. Click the blue Giveaways button, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Can somebody else pick-up my packet for me?

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Yes! Friday, November 2 – Packet Pick-Up will be at the Ski Hill Grill from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 3- Packet pick-up will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (prior to the races) at the Ski Hill Grill.

I wasn't able to stay for the awards ceremony. Where can I get my award?

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Send us a self, addressed, stamped 9 x 12 envelope (please have $5.00 postage affixed to your envelope) and we will send your award!

 

SASE Epic Races awards

  • PACKET PICK-UP:

 

  • Friday, November 2 – Packet Pick-Up will be at the Ski Hill Grill from 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3- Packet pick-up will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (prior to the races) at the Ski Hill Grill
  • PHOTOS:
  • RESULTS:

PHOTOS

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RESULTS

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