TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2014) – As the newest showpiece to the 2014 Festival of Chocolate, MOSI adds the inaugural Great American Candy Run®, a race of sweet and sticky proportions, that will allow guests to experience an interactive sweets-themed obstacle course that brings out their inner kid. MOSI’s fourth annual Festival of Chocolate, Florida’s largest all-chocolate themed event, as seen in Southern Living Magazine and on ABC’s The Chew, will take place Jan. 18 – 20, and The Great American Candy Run will occur on Monday, Jan. 20, beginning at 10 a.m., with heats continuing throughout the day.
There is no better sugar rush than to come face-to-face with a giant cookie pit, hurdle through a peppermint patch or dive through dizzy donuts. Participants will run, walk, jump, dig, stack, crawl and launch their way through a confection adventure. The Great American Candy Run, the first of its kind, is an un-timed event for all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds, but children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult .
Space is Limited. Pre-registered Candy Run participants will receive a Sweet Sack to take home. To join The Great American Candy Run, guests must have a valid ticket to MOSI for The Festival of Chocolate on Monday, Jan. 20.
To purchase tickets to MOSI for The Festival of Chocolate and The Great American Candy Run, visit festivalofchocolate.com. Registration is open through Jan. 17, 2014. Entry into The Great American Candy Run is $8 per person or $30 per group/family of five. On-site registration will be available from Jan. 18 – 20, for $10 per person.
What is The Festival of Chocolate?
In its fourth year, the ultimate all-chocolate shopping, interactive and educational event will make chocoholics in the Tampa Bay area feel like a kid in a candy store. Recognized a top 10 Chocolate Festival in the country, the event features an incredible Vendor Showcase, featuring the best local and regional chocolatiers and confection companies; demonstrations by world-renown pastry chefs, chocolate and wine pairings; hands-on classes for the home chef; Kids-4-Chocolate workshop; crazy chocolate contests; an adult chocolate clubhouse; chocolate game show stage; live professional wedding cake competition, and the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show on the “Yumway.” The Festival of Chocolate is sponsored in part by Bank of Tampa. MOSI and The Festival of Chocolate are the current Guinness World Record holders for the world’s largest cup of hot chocolate.