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Races Offer Alternative Valentine’s Day Activities

Runners cross the finish line of last year's Cupid's Chocolate Chase.

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Runners cross the finish line of last year's Cupid's Chocolate Chase.
Written by: Communicator StaffFebruary 16, 2017

Three unique second annual races will take place this month.

The second annual Cupid’s Chocolate Chase 5K and Mocha Mile are Feb. 18, and the second annual WTF Winter Trail Frost Half Marathon is Feb. 25.

The Cupid’s Chase 5K and Mocha Mile will be held in conjunction at Parkview Field

The one-mile race begins at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K at 9 a.m.

Both races are open to all ages, but children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

The race total is limited to 1,000 participants. About 760 participated last year.

It costs $37 to participate in the Cupid’s Chocolate Chase 5K and $30 for the Mocha Mile.

The race proceeds benefit the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Indiana. Last year, $11,000 was raised for the ALS Association through the races.

Mike Else, the co-race director of the event, said, “My co-race director Ryan Walters lost his father to ALS, and that was a big motivator.”

He said that was their driving force last year, and they plan to carry on the practice of donating to ALS each year.

All participants will receive a long-sleeve running shirt and after-race benefits.

The post-race party includes samples of DeBrand chocolate, hot chocolate, cookies, 2 EE’s Wine slushies and a live band.

The following Saturday, the Winter Trail Frosty Half Marathon will take place at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.

The race features both a quarter and half marathon with all finishers guaranteed a metal.

The race is currently sold as it has reached its limit of 600 runners. Interested participants can access a wait list can be accessed at https://131events.com/wait-list/.