Walk & Run

Updated December 5, 2022

Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run Set In Blissfield

The 10th annual Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run will take place on Friday, December 9 in Blissfield, Mich.

The unique Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run features many of the runners in costumes, ranging from a running Christmas tree to a group of wrapped packages on the run. The night run will take off from the charming downtown, wind through the village neighborhoods and then end up back downtown for either hot wassail, hot chocolate or coffee.

Registered adult runners will receive a custom mug that will enter them into the Blissfield 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 at race registration (without exception) to receive a wassail mug as most wassail recipes contain wine. For nondrinkers or runners who are younger than 21, an insulated mug will be provided for a mugful of hot cocoa or coffee.

Runners are asked to wear reflective or lighted clothing for safety’s sake. Costumes of the season are encouraged, but optional. A prize is given for best costume.

The run takes off at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the run begins at 5:30 p.m. at the red tent top outside the Blissfield Township Office, 120 S. Lane St., in the heart of downtown Blissfield. Preregistration is encouraged. Entries are available at The Advance, 121 Newspaper St. in Blissfield, or can be downloaded at www.riverraisinfestival.org. Online registration is available at www.active.com.

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