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[2012 Hot Chocolate 10K] Start the year off on the right foot!
2012 Hot Chocolate 10K and Kids Hill Climb
The Hands of Sean Perry Company in Asheville, NC
In this Newsletter...just scroll on down for more info
  • We are 70% full! Now's the time to register if you want to run!!!
  • We are the first race of the 2012 Asheville Track Club Grand Prix
  • Parking shuttle and Parking Information
  • Pasta dinner by Earth Fare and packet pickup on Friday night.
  • Important bag check information
  • Facebook Contest: Win a free entry!
  • T-Bone to energize the kids warm-up and hill climb!
  • $1000 in prize money for 10K (Open, Masters & Grand Masters)!!!
  • Links to our Sponsors

Register NOW at imAthlete by clicking this logo!

We are 70% full! Now's the time to register if you want to run!!!
I, sadly enough, had to turn people away last year. I am hoping that I don't have to do that again. Please be proactive and REGISTER NOW if you are planning on running!

First race of the 2011 Asheville Track Club Grand Prix!
The Isaac Dickson Hot Chocolate 10K & Kids Hill Climb kicks off the 2012 Asheville Track Club race season by being the first race in the Asheville Track Club's 2012 Grand Prix race series! What a great way to start the new year off on the right foot! You must be an ATC member to participate in the Grand Prix. Please visit their website for the complete list of rules.

Parking Shuttle and Parking Information
Just like last year, we are restricting the use of the IDES upper parking lots to sponsors, volunteers, race staff, and only a few select runners who will be notified ahead of time. To compensate for this restriction, we have adjusted our recommend parking locations and are recommending that event participants park in the city parking garage on Rankin Ave (next to Pack Library). There will be a shuttle running from in front of Pack Library on Haywood to the bus stop in front of Isaac Dickson School. Two shuttles will run every 15 minutes starting with the first pickup at Pack Library at 6:00 a.m. and the last pickup (before the race) at Pack Library being at 8:45 a.m. - remember the race starts at 9:00 a.m. so, runners, you really shouldn't be on that last shuttle!!! The shuttle will start again at 10 a.m. at the bus stop in front of IDES and depart every 15 minutes until the last shuttle at 12 p.m.

Again, the parking locations for this year's race, in order of recommendation, are 1. City parking garage on Rankin Ave. 2. Chamber of Commerce (all but upper portion of lot). 3. Randolph Learning Center on Montford Ave. There will be absolutely no parking on Hill Street. Your car will be towed.

Pasta dinner by Earth Fare and packet pickup on Friday night
Once again, Earth Fare is sponsoring our AWESOME pasta dinner which is planned for the night before the race! This special event will exclusively benefit the Isaac Dickson Elementary School garden, which is a wonderful outdoor learning tool utilized by all of our classrooms. Isaac Dickson students are planting, growing, and learning new things all the time because of this garden.

All of the pasta, salad and YUMMY bread will be provided by Earth Fare! Up to two kids eat for free with one paying adult ($5.50). If you plan on bringing more than the two free children, please purchase this additional child ticket ($2.25). Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. If you purchase online, your tickets will be available at the dinner. So, bring the family and friends and a little bit of cash! Have some pasta and pick up your race number!

Important bag check information
As in previous years, we will be providing a STAFFED BAG CHECK on race morning. This is a great service that wasn't used by many racers last year. It is even more important this year because of the fact that we are asking runners to use the Rankin Ave. parking garage and shuttle. With the bag check, you will be able to pack a bag of warm clothes for after the race. Please plan on using it!

Facebook Contest: Win a free entry!
Visit the IDES Hot Chocolate 10K Facebook page and LIKE us and you may be selected to receive a free race entry in a drawing to be held on January 14th, 2012. And if you've already registered for the race, you can share it with someone else or we can credit you for the the 2013 race. Good luck!!!

T-Bone to energize the kids warm-up and hill climb!
In the guise of T-Bone, a brightly colored costumed running enthusiast and educator Tim "T-Bone" Arem, M.Ed., once again shares the benefits of children's health and physical fitness with the children participants of the IDES Kids Hill Climb. To learn more about T-Bone, please visit his website: To learn more about Tim Arem and his most recent project, the Asheville International Childrens Film Festival, please visit: Thanks Tim!

$1000 in prize money for 10K (Open, Masters & Grand Masters)!!!
We are excited to be able to offer $1000 in prize money for the 2012 Hot Chocolate 10K! Unless otherwise noted, runners with multiple eligibility for open, masters & grand-masters categories will be awarded the highest prize money amount only. For more information, please visit the Prize Money Page on our website.

Thanks again!

Tim Grotenhuis, Race Director
Isaac Dickson Hot Chocolate 10K and Kids Hill Climb
January 21st, 2012 @ 9:00am
Phone: 828.301.3071
Twitter: Follow my race preparations at
Facebook: Join our group, IDES Hot Chocolate 10K, to connect with other runners.
Register: Race is limited to 1250 runners and REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY.

Please Support our Generous Sponsors!
For more info on these sponsors, please visit the Sponsors Page on our website.
Presenting Sponsor- $3000 Level The Hands of Sean Perry Company in Asheville, NC

4 CUP Sponsors - $1500 Level
Earth Fare in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

98.1 The River / 96.5 HD2 – Different is Good

Mountain Xpress - Independent News, Arts and Events for Western North Carolina

3 CUP Sponsors - $750 Level

2 CUP Sponsors - $500 Level
Black Bear Consultants - Asheville, NC   Limones, Mexican and California Cuisine - Asheville, NC Jus Running in Asheville, NC  Shape.Net Software
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Charlotte Street Computers - Asheville, NC
Greenlife Grocery - Asheville, NC
   Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC
Charles J. DePaolo, M.D. Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstructive Surgery - Asheville, NC Hotel Indigo - Asheville, NC

1 CUP Sponsors - $250 Level

About the Isaac Dickson Elementary School Hot Chocolate 10K, Kids Hill Climb and Marshmallow Dash
The Isaac Dickson Hot Chocolate 10K, Kids Hill Climb, & Marshmallow Dash is a race to benefit the non-profit Isaac Dickson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization(PTO). Enjoy Asheville's flattest 10K followed by entertainment and a steaming cup (or two!) of hot cocoa for a tasty post-race treat.

This event is chip timed by Right on Time Productions and long sleeve t-shirts are guaranteed to all 10K participants. The 1K Kids Hill Climb is limited to children 12 and under (although parents can run along side for free, of course!) And new this year: the Marshmallow Dash for our 6 and under crowd! A shorter and safer event for the little ones!
Isaac Dickson Elementary School PTO • 125 Hill St • Asheville • NC • 28801
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