Hot Chocolate 'N' Marshmallow Run

Sat., December 14, 2019


Venue: Highland Village Community Center
Meeting Place:  Clubhouse
Address: 901 Highlands Blvd., Lakeway, TX 78738


Pre-stetch: 7:50 a.m.
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.
Running Time: 8:10 a.m. (leave by)
Activity Concludes: 10:00 a.m.


Activity: Run, Walk, Skip or Stroll
Participation: Free
Parking: Free
Refreshments: Complementary
Post Stretch & Plyo Zone: Free


Sunrise: 7:19 a.m.
Forecast: 75ºF High & 53ºF Low

Where We Start

Highlands Village Community Center is located at 901 Highlands Boulevard, Lakeway, TX 78738. The community center is located in the Rough Hollow Lakeway community 30 minutes West of downtown Austin. Parking is free for those attending Austin 10K’r events.

Marshmallow Mug

What You Get

  • A super fun 3 to 6-mile run through Rough Hollow community in the Texas Hill Country.
  • Specially designed Marathon Kids 1-mile family route.
  • Free samples of the Clif Bars (post run)
  • DASANI bottled water (pre & post run).
  • Complimentary Hot Chocolate (marshmallows optional).
  • Special limited edition 2020 armadillo bumper sticker.
  • And some good ol’ fashion high fives when you finish.

What to Bring

  • Friends & family, co-workers, best buds and girlfriends.
  • Your smart phone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous (#HotChocolateNMarshmallowRun).
  • Did you forget your watch, wear test one of our Polar M400 GPS watches (three available).
  • Baby Joggers welcome.
  • Leashed pets welcome.


It’s Free to participate but RSVP with Eventbrite, It’ll help us plan our supplies.
We will also send you travel and/or weather advisory info when needed.

Holiday Contest

We’ve ordered special dunking marshmallows perfect for you hot coco. Your task is to decorate that fluffy sugary cube of yumminess before it takes its steamy hot chocolate bath. Use edible color markers provided to draw in two button eyes and a corncob for a nose on your marshmallow.

Winner Prizes
Six marshmallow snowman ornaments awarded.

How to Enter Contest:

  • Participation is Free.
  • Decorate your marshmallow or show off your Holiday cheer.
  • Snap a photo of your marshmallow with a smartphone.
  • Email the photo to
  • One (1) photo per entry.

Photo submissions received at will be organized in a photo album on the Statesman Cap10K Facebook page. Photos assigned a raffle number in the order that they were received.  Six (6) raffle numbers will be drawn at random by event staff to determine the winners. Photo submission period starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 12/14/19.  Winners announced and contacted on 12/16/19.

Marshmallow Snowman

Route Descripiton

This month’s holiday themed social run will take us out to the Lakeway area and Texas hill country. This special edition of Austin 10K’r social run will visit a scenic route in the Rough Hollow community. The Hot Chocolate ‘n’ Marshmallows Run will start and finish at the Highland Village Community Center. The center has an outdoor courtyard and an indoor pavilion that we will meet at before we start. The community center pavilion has indoor restrooms and always a deal maker for families, a children’s playscape. The Hot Chocolate run has three different routes to choose from. For those just getting started we have a Marathon Kids family 1-mile route that starts from the community center and travels straight down Highlands Blvd. sidewalk on leisurely out-and-back course. For those needing to get the heartrate up a little the 3-mile figure eight route will criss cross through the Rough Hollow neighborhood. The 6-mile route includes a brief extension off the 3-mile route to challenge your endurance.  Although this is a sleepy neighborhood we encourage everyone to use the paved sidewalks along the entirety of each route.

After the Run

  • Delight in creamy yummy hot chocolate ‘n’ marshmallows.
  • Choose the perfect dipping companion for your hot chocolate from cookie assortment.
  • Enjoy iced down DASANI bottled water.
  • Warm up with fresh brewed, locally roasted and organically grown Ruta Maya Coffee.
  • Savor some free Clif Bar samples.
  • Fresh fruit also provided.
  • Post your Hot Chocolate Run photos using our official hashtags: #CocoMallows, #Austin10Kr or #Cap10K

Post Stretch & Plyometric Zone

  • Take a few moments to give those muscles a light stretch after you return.
  • Learn about plyometic activities and how they benefit the well-rounded runners’ fitness. 

Social Run Partners

Events are run and walk friendly, variable in distance, free, open to the public and begin and end at Austin American-Statesman. Parking is FREE for social runs at the Statesman. On occasion Austin 10K’rs will partner with other organizations for our social run that is not at the Statesman, check each event for detailed instructions on where to meet. Baby joggers and leashed pets are always welcomed.

Event route distances vary between 3-6 miles however, you always have the option to u-turn at any point to match your fitness ability. Event route surfaces will vary from sidewalks and crushed granite to paved pathways and boardwalk. This is a self-guided and self-paced activity. There are no street closures or directional signage marking the route.

Each event will incorporate a creative theme that highlights the culture of Austin and the Cap10K. Arrive a little early for meet ‘n’ greet with the race staff, event partners and fellow runners. Before we start each run we will review the event route, identify any notable sights to see and answers any questions. Maps, bottled water, high fives and selfies will be shared at each event.

Participation in Austin 1OK’r events is potentially hazardous to the health of individuals who are not in good physical condition and health, and they should not participate unless medically able and properly trained. All participants must abide by the rules and decisions of any event organized, and assume all risks associated with the event and any associated event or activities, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, and effects of the weather, traffic, road conditions, and all such risks being known and appreciated.

Having read this disclaimer and knowing these facts, and in consideration of acceptance of my participation into Austin 10K’r events, participants waive and release the Austin American-Statesman, and any other individuals, firms and organizations associated with the activity, their representatives, and successors, from all claims of liabilities or any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in Austin 1OK’r events or the acts or omissions by and organization, firm or individual that take place in connection with Austin 1OK’r events. By participating in Austin 1OK’r events, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Release of Liability.

Now that that’s done let’s go run!

The social runs have begun to take off in popularity and we could use an extra set of hands on occasion to prepare the activities for each meeting. Light set-up and clean-up opportunities available for those who want to sandwich their run with volunteering before and after the meet-up. Also, looking for those local yokels who’ve been their-done that, to share their experience for running and walking in Austin. Good directions and insight on local routes always welcomed by novice guests. If you’d like to share your time please email us for more info.

social run volunteer


If you have a general question about the social runs or if you would like more info about being a run partner please let us know.

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