Hot Chocolate 10K and Kids’ Hill Climb

Hot Chocolate 10K and Kids’ Hill Climb

Runners of all ages will hit the streets on January 24 for Asheville’s Hot Chocolate 10K and 1K Kids Hill Climb. Billed as the city’s flattest 10K, the race benefits the non-profit Isaac Dickson Elementary School PTO.

The school’s PTO provides teachers and administrators with funding for teaching materials and projects and activities for students that aren’t covered by state funds.

The Hot Chocolate 10K is the first race in the HYPERLINK “” o “Asheville Track Club’s 2009 Grand Prix Race Series” Asheville Track Club’s 2009 Grand Prix race series, and this year’s race is included in the 2009 Blue Ridge Cup Race Series.

“We had an incredible first running of the 10K in 2008, and all signs are pointing towards an even bigger and better race in 2009,” says Tim Grotenhuis, race director.  “I’m especially excited by the show of support from our local sponsors and by this year’s course adjustment which will cut the final climb by almost half.”

The 10K begins at 9 a.m. and the 1K starts at 9:45. For course map and more information, visit

Hot chocolate and entertainment will follow the race. The event will be chip-timed. The 1K Kids Hill Climb is limited to children 12 and under (although parents can run with their kids).
Register for the race online at or pick up entry forms at the IDES office at 125 Hill Street. Registration costs increase the closer to the date of the race, so register early to save cash.

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