The new location for Chocolate Rush is the Cook Center at MidAmerica Nazarene University located at 143rd and Mur-Len in Olathe, KS. They have been very gracious hosts for past events and we look forward to working them again. This location means no cap on how many runners can sign up (last year we sold out at 400), but be sure to sign up early.
The paved running trail passes right in front of the Cook Center and we'll use it for an out-and-back for both the 5K and Half Marathon. By using the trail we can still run if it snows again. However, let's all hope we don't get a repeat of the 2014 snow!
Here is a Frequently Asked Questions Page to help you learn more about the event.
In short, it's on February 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM. When you are finished with your run come back into the Cook Center South gym for another chocolate FEAST! Again this year you get a lots of chocolate and lots of treats for dipping.
Once again Noble House Jewerly is donating a very nice door prize. One lucky runner's number will drawn as the winner.
This is a link to the course map. The 5K turns around a little past The Other Place restaurant. Half marathon turns back around 116th and Indian Creek Parkway in Overland Park, KS. Route
Thanks to Noble House Jewelry, Paula Daoust won a wonderful pair of diamond earrings. Just in time for Valentines Day!
Where can you stay if you're traveling in? The Residence Inn has a special rate of $99 per night, but you have to book it by January 6th. Here is the link to Residence Inn
The 2014 results are
5K Age Results
5K Overall Results
Half Marathon Age Results
Half Marathon Overall Results
Results from 2013 are still posted so that you can see what times to target.
Thanks to Micah Brown with Second Wind Creative, here is a nice video from the day Chocolate Rush Video from last year's run.