Race Kit Details

Race Kit Pickup and General Racing Info!


Vollies Needed!

If you have friends or family that are coming to cheer you on, we are offering $25 off a 2.5k (adult race only),  5 or 10 k entry in 2019

for volunteering! Email: sinful@thechocolaterace.com to sign up for this sweet deal

Race Kit Pick Up Options
NOTE: Please have your confirmation number/email with you! If picking up for a group bring the confirmation number and full name for each runner that you are picking up for!

Any kits that are not picked up by end of scheduled pick up times become the property of Turbo Turtle Running.

Please note that we can not leave your kit with Harbour Estates Winery staff, if you can not pick up during the set times.

It is your responsbility to pick up during set times or have a friend pick the racekit up for you.

Saturday May 11

Harbour Estates Winery
11 am to 3 pm

Harbour Estates Winery is our wonderful host for race kit pick up again this year.
A family run winery, located in Jordan in the heart of Niagara's wine country.

You will have a vast selection of wines to choose from to toast your race with!

Kids race kit pick up is here at the winery, too.

4362 Jordan Road
Jordan Station
L0R 1S0

From Toronto:
Jordan Rd
Turn right on Jordan Rd,
the winery is located 1/4 mile down on the right

From Niagara/U.S.:
QEW EXIT 55 (do not confuse with Hwy 55)
Jordan Road exit
Turn left on Jordan Rd, the winery is located 1/4 mile on the right

Wine Route:
Regional Road 81 or Fourth Av
Take Jordan Rd north across the railroad tracks.
The winery is 1/2 mile from the tracks on the left, directly across from Paul's Garage.

Race Day Pick Up

Sunday May 12

Grantham Lions Club(this is directly across the street from the start/finish area)
732 Niagara St
Niagara St at Lakeshore Rd

From Toronto

QEW to St. Catharines
Take Niagara St EXIT 44
Turn left (North) onto Niagara St
Drive 4.7km/2.9 miles
Grantham Lions Club will be on the right (see below for parking options)

From Niagara/U.S.:
Take Niagara St EXIT 44
Turn right (North) onto Niagara St Drive 4.7 km/2.9 miles
Grantham Lions Club will be on the right (see below for parking options)

Pick up Times:

Kids Race Pick up opens at 7:30

2.5k, 5k and 10 K pick up 8 am-9:45

Note: Race Day Pick Up will close promptly at 9:45

Race Start Times:

Kids 1K 8:30 am
Kids 2.5k 9:00 am

10k 10:00 am
5k 10:15 am

2.5k TBA

Awards will be presented after the racers have had a chance to review and query results. You must be present to receive your award.

Award Categories:
Kids 2.5k: Top Ten finishers receive a Sweet Chocolate Mother's Day goodie bag for their Mom! Presentation to follow the race.

2.5k, 5k and 10k Adult Races

1st Female and 1st Male overall in each distance.

New this year we will have door prizes, every runner in the adult races will be entered to win one of the sweet prizes. 

You must be present to recieve your awards and/or door prize (they will NOT be mailed out to you, so please stick around for the award or pirze if you want it.) 


The course will close at 11:45 a.m., any racers still on the course will be asked to move to the sidewalk.

We are proud supporters of #JP’sTeam and his mission to raise funds and awareness for victims of childhood sex abuse. Find out how you can join the movement and help JP’s Team at runjprun.com

Post Race Celebrations!

After crossing the finish line, collect your medals and proceed to chocolate alley where tasty treats such as the perfect refuel beverage chocolate milk, truffles, croissants, chocolate dipped fruit and so much more await you!
For those 19+ its time to enjoy that hard earned Chocolate whirl martini! A chocolate lovers dream!!! The martini lounge is located in Grantham Lions Club across the street from the race start/finish area.
And don't forget your bib, no bib no martini!

Parking will be available at the following locations:

Port Wellar School Parking Lot
Turn right onto Parnell Rd and left into Port Wellar School Parking Lot

Welland Canal Parking Lot
Turn left onto Bunting Rd to gain access to the Welland Canal Parking lot.

Hotel Information

Looking for a place to stay while exploring the Niagara area?

The Comfort Inn
2 Dunlop Drive
St Catharines
L2R 1A2
905 687 8890
The Comfort Inn is a 10 min drive from the start/finish area.


Can I pickup my friend's registration kit?
Yes. You must give us a letter stating your full name & the names of the persons whose kits you are picking up. Please note that you in turn become responsible for the swag, bib number and timing device of your friends.

The REPLACEMENT cost of a bib and timing device are $20 on race day. NO EXCEPTIONS!


Do I pick up a race kit for the 2.5k or 1k kids runs?

***After race kit pick up closes all race kits not pucked up become the property of Turbo Turtle Running***


Note: This is NOT a peanut or a nut free event!


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