Race Information

RACE INFO: Kona Chocolate Run | Sunday November 18th, 2018

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The KONA CHOCOLATE RUN is a TRIPLE CROWN EVENT

2018 Kona Triple Crown Series: Complete all 3 of our Kona Running Co. race events (Shamrock RaceWicked Halloween Run, and Kona Chocolate Run) in CY 2018 & qualify for some serious extra bling!  For information on how to qualify for this designer “Kona Triple Crown Medal”, please see below.Qualifying Events: Completed event distances must be in our 10K, or 5K races of any combination to qualify (our Mile events are excluded).

MICHIGAN’S LARGEST CHOCOLATE PARTY! – Kona Chocolate Run: 10K, 5K Run/Walk, Cocoa Mile ~ A festive race event by Kona Running Co.  Celebrate the holidays with Cups of Panera Bread Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Guernsey Chocolate Milk & Sanders Chocolate Candy with music in downtown Plymouth! Heated Warming Tent next to Chocolate Buffet Tents.

USATF Certified Courses: (10K Map) (5K Map) (Mile Map) (USATF 10K  Course Certification) (USATF 5K Course Certification)

NEW Improvements at 2018 Kona Chocolate Run on Nov 18th:

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  • Sanders Chocolate Fudge Bumpy Cake!
  • Long-Sleeve Tech Shirt offered instead of Jacket
  • 2018 Chocolate Entry Fees on avg. reduced –15% ($8 to $6 reduction per event)
  • 5K Walkers start in their own corral start AFTER the 5K runners have left
  • Chocolate Double entrants can go thru Food Tent twice (Race Bib has 2 Food Tickets)
  • Newly improved Post Race Chocolate Food offerings

Race Features:

chocolatecandyb  2018 10K, 5K, and Cocoa Mile Finisher Medals
chocolatecandya  2018 Long Sleeve Tech Shirt*:   A fitted “Tech Shirt” for participants
chocolatecandyb  Post Race Chocolate Party: 2 Large Tents with 4 buffet lines. Sanders Chocolate Fudge Bumpy Cake, Panera Bread providing cups of Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sanders Chocolate Candy & Guernsey Dairy serving Chocolate Milk among other sweet treats!
chocolatecandya  Chocolate Double: Participate in 10K & 5K; must run in the 1st Start Wave of 10K & receive a fitted “Tech Shirt”, 10K Medal, Double Finisher medal; limited to 550
chocolatecandyb  Shuttle Buses from Troy Design and Manufacturing (TDM) parking lot SEE MAP HERE (limited to 1,500 cars) to/from Plymouth Recreation Center;  City of Plymouth will be charging $5 per vehicle ($2.50 to city & $2.50 to charity) in their municipal parking lots & structures so use our free bus shuttles.  Shuttle bus service will be stopped at 10:30 AM.  All patrons in line to load at that time will be transported to the remote parking however patrons arriving at the shuttle loading zone after 10:30 AM may not have bus transportation available.
chocolatecandya  Downtown Plymouth Parking – A map can be downloaded HERE.
chocolatecandyb  10K Time Qualifier: Participants must run at “18 minutes or less pace per mile” to register for our 10K event
chocolatecandyb  Start & Finish at Kellogg Park:
777 W Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth, Michigan 48170 (MAP)
chocolatecandya   Course Availability (Times):  THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 10:30 A.M.  The Chocolate Run 10K street course, from the start through mile 3, will be available until 9:00 AM at which time any remaining 10K participants must move to the sidewalk until joining the remainder of the course which is shared by the 5K race.
The Chocolate Run 5K street course will be available until 10:30 AM at which time any remaining participants must move to the sidewalk or proceed at their own risk. The timing mats will be shut down at 10:30 AM and times will no longer be recorded. Water and food buffet will also be stopped. City of Plymouth Police and subcontractor monitoring may also be discontinued.
chocolatecandyb  10K & 5K Pace Groups: 8 min/mile pace up to 12 min/mile pace
chocolatecandya  Age Group Awards – M/F, 3 deep, 5-year age group increments, from 14 years old to +75 yrs old – pickup your award at our finish-line Awards Tent in Kellogg Park at 9:30 am.
chocolatecandyb  B-Tag Timing – (ChronoTrack chip in bib) for ALL events
chocolatecandya  NO REFUNDS; ONLY TRANSFERS ALLOWED TO ANOTHER PERSON BEFORE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES
chocolatecandyb  PLEASE DO NOT LITTER!  Thank You!

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: Contact Mark Koehl, Registration Director at mkoehl08@comcast.net

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — Contact Jill Whitehead (volunteers receive an official Kona Chocolate Run race jacket) at: marchjill11@gmail.com

SPONSORSHIPS — Contact Kim Johnson for sponsorship program info. at: Kim@konarunningcompany.com or go to Sponsors Page for more info.

2018 Long Sleeve Tech Shirt
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2018 Kona Chocolate Run Shirts

2018 Medals
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2018 Kona Chocolate Run Medals

Kellogg Park in Plymouth, MI Race Location

2018 Partnership between Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott & Kona Running Company

 

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites

17350 Fox Drive, Livonia, MI 48152

Receive 2017 Kona Running Co. room special Corporate rates
per night as follows…

 

Click on Fairfield Inn logo and book your room with this
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(The first digit of the code is a Number One)
Or call: 734-953-8888

Room Type Standard Pricing YOU pay only!
Queen/Queen $179.00 $95.00
King $189.00 $95.00
King Sofa $194.00 $105.00
Executive King Suite $204.00 $115.00

Negotiated rates do not include the current State and Local Tax of 10.5%.

Rates are non-commissionable.

Special Corporate rates are subject to hotel restrictions and are NOT Last Room Availability

*The 2018 standard rates fluctuate daily and are subject to change without notice.