HOT CHOCOLATE 5K/15K

Hot Chocolate Run

Every year in December, thousands of runners participate in the Hot Chocolate Run 5K/15K at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The run helps raise money for a variety of charities, including Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix and Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. Keep Scottsdale Beautiful collects then donates or recycles clothing and shoes discarded during the race.

 

Collection Results Through the Years:

2016
121 lbs. – 147 items
Donated to Family Promise: 44 Jackets; 1 Shirt; 3 Pants; Towels; Mittens; Scarves; Beanies
Donated to A.T.R.S.: 81 articles of clothing

2015
93 lbs. – 124 items
Donated to Family Promise: 13 Jackets; 4 Shirts; 2 Towels; 4 Pairs of Mittens
Donated to Goodwill: 29 articles of clothing
Donated to A.T.R.S.: 71 articles of clothing

2014
93 lbs. – 123 items
Donated to Family Promise:  14 Jackets; 1 Blanket; 3 Towels
Donated to A.T.R.S.: 105 articles of clothing

2013
63 lbs. – 56 items
Donated to Family Promise: 15 Jackets
Goodwill: 41 articles of clothing

We also facilitated the distribution of leftover water:
20 Cases (1 Gallon) – COS Adaptive Recreation Services
37 Cases (1 Gallon) – COS Vista del Camino Food Bank
17 Cases (1.5 Liters) – COS Vista del Camino Food Bank
40 Cases (16oz) – COS Paiute Neighborhood Center
18 Cases (16oz) – Family Promise Homeless Shelter
10 Cases (1.5 Liters) – S.T.A.R.S.
1 1/2 Pallets (1Gallon) – St. Vincent de Paul

2012
121 lbs. – 156 items
Donated to Family Promise: 27 Jackets; 4 Blankets; 3 Towels
Donated to Goodwill – 122 articles of clothing