At 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, the Run for the Chocolate returns to the streets of downtown St. Louis to spice up Valentine’s weekend for couples and singles alike. The race will feature copious amounts of outstanding chocolate from Bissinger’s, St. Louis’s premier chocolatier. All participants will receive edible chocolate prizes at this fun 5k run/walk.
Run for the Chocolate will start and finish at Bissinger’s historic chocolate factory at 1600 North Broadway, just north of Laclede’s Landing. The course is a 5K loop heading north on historic North Broadway and returning alongside the Mississippi River on the Riverfront Trail.
Athletes of all ages will race in their respective relationship status categories: Bachelors, Bachelorettes, Off the Market, Cougars or Manthers. For those who do not like labels, the “It’s Complicated” category returns. T-Shirts for each category will indicate who is taken, available and undecided.
Six lucky winners, the top three female and top three male contestants, will each receive a Signature Valentine’s Day Collection, and more than 50 Bissinger’s gift cards will be awarded to other participants. The Grand Prize for Happy Couples will be a VIP Tour of Bissinger’s historic, 220,000 square-foot chocolate factory. Chief Chocolatier Dave Owens will lead the private tour for two and will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art and craft of making chocolate.
To ensure energy throughout the course, participants will receive Chocolate Foil Hearts at tasting stations along the way, and a Bissinger’s Chocolate Heart Lollipop at the end of the race. Post-race festivities will include chocolate fondue and cocoa, compliments of Bissinger’s, and the opportunity to peruse the company’s beautiful Chocolate Shoppe.
Run for the Chocolate will reveal just how far athletes are willing to go for chocolate. The race will also allow couples and singles alike to demonstrate their dedication to athletics, health, romance and chocolate.
For additional information and to register, visit runforthechocolate.com. M
Via Press Release