Ooh La La Chocolate half-marathon and 5K a sweet prospect in Geneva

Geneva aldermen approved a special event request for the Ooh La La Chocolate half-marathon and 5K for the use of the public right-of-way and city services. Sponsored by the Zellmer Wellness Foundation, based in Geneva, the competitive event takes place from 6:50 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, with 700 to 1,500 expected to attend.

Of those, 800 are anticipated to be participants, 400 for each race, according to the application.

“It’s a huge event that grows every year,” Mayor Kevin Burns said. “If you participate, you get free hot chocolate at All Chocolate Kitchen.”

Participants would go through the city’s downtown to the Fox River Trail, with a turnaround at River Street and Ridge Road near the Red Oak Nature Center, then back through the downtown.

[To learn more about the event, visit oohlalachocolate5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9494.]