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In honor of their 10th anniversary, the MB Hot Chocolate 15K/5K is offering up a chance for runners to win a little bling on their race medals. Ten runners will be randomly selected to win a diamond-trimmed race medal, valued at $1,000. The special race souvenirs are decorated with 150 accent diamonds.

Runners are automatically entered into the drawing to win one of the medals when they register for the 15K. However, RAM Racing, the company behind the Hot Chocolate racing series, has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to offer runners more chances to win. By meeting certain fundraising goals and sharing them on social media, participants can gain more entries into the contest. The contest details are outlined on hotchocolate15k.com.

In addition, 500 runners who register for the 5K and 15K will be randomly chosen to win a diamond accented finisher keychain in the shape of Chicago’s Bean sculpture.

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“We’re ‘Blinging’ in our 10th Anniversary in a sparkling and memorable way,” assured Steve Ginsburg, RAM’s CEO. “Over one million previous Hot Chocolate runners know our goody bags are independently acknowledged as the best in the endurance industry but for this special 10th Anniversary celebration, we wanted to do even more.”

In addition to the giveaways, RAM Racing announced a new Legacy Program for returning runners. Ten participants who have run every Chicago Hot Chocolate race will receive special keepsake rewards and entry into a future race. They also plan to introduce a gift program for individuals running their 3rd and 5th consecutive Hot Chocolate race in their chosen city. Over 70 percent of the 40,000 runners at the 2016 Chicago race had participated in a previous year.

The Chicago Hot Chocolate 15K/5K takes place Oct. 29. The 5K has been the largest race in its distance for 6 years in a row.

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