Updated December 4, 2017
Blissfield Village Plans Hot-Cha-Cha Run
Runners are invited to enjoy the Blissfield Village Christmas decorations and warm up with a hot beverage after the sixth annual Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run on Friday, December 8.
The run will take off from the beautifully decorated downtown, wind through the village neighborhoods and then end up back downtown for either hot wassail or hot chocolate.
The runners will receive a custom black and white ceramic mug that will enter them into the Wassail Festival’s tour of sites in downtown businesses, where competing versions of hot wassail, a wine- and fruit-based holiday beverage, will be sampled. A valid picture ID is required to receive a Wassail mug as most wassail recipes contain wine. For non-drinkers or runners who are younger than 21, an insulated cocoa mug will be provided for a mugful of hot chocolate or coffee. Water will also be provided to all runners.
There are a limited number of official Wassail mugs, which will be awarded on a first-come basis to the first 100 runners to register. Late-registering runners may receive an alternate mug if the Wassail mugs are sold out, which will be honored at the Wassail stops.
Runners are asked to wear reflective clothing for safety’s sake. Costumes of the season are encouraged, including “ugly Christmas sweaters.” A prize is given for best costume.
The night run takes off at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the run begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Blissfield Township Office, 120 S. Lane St. Preregistration is encouraged. Entries are available at The Advance, 121 Newspaper St., Blissfield, or can be downloaded at www.blissfield.net. Online registration is available at active.com.