Get warmed up for the season at “America’s Sweetest Race,” benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities. The race is the culmination of a three-day Hot Chocolate Expo at the Pavilions at Talking Stick, where participants can pick up their race packet, bib, and goodie bag while enjoying music, hot chocolate samples, and a bounce house as a part of the Kids Zone. After the race, runners will be treated to a finisher’s mug full of hot chocolate and chocolate fondue with dippables.
DETAILS >> Race starts at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8; packet pick-up is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pavilions at Talking Stick, 7043 E. Pavilions Blvd., Scottsdale. Race location: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. $50 for the 5K, $75 for the 15K. hotchocolate15k.com/phoenix.