Dec 15, 2024
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🌟 2024 Details are subject to change! 🌟

America’s sweetest run is back for our most indulgent Hot Chocolate Run season yet in Phoenix on December 15, 2024! With 5K, 10K, and 15K distances and a post-run party that’ll make you go cocoa crazy, you and your friends will experience the ultimate chocolate celebration!



award-winning swag kit

2024 Swag Coming Soon
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Hot Chocolate Run kits are choc-full of sweetness! An exclusive full-zip hoodie and finisher’s medal that will make you melt are included with every Hot Chocolate Run registration!  

race day experience

What would a CHOCOLATE run be without the CHOCOLATE? The sweetest award awaits you at the finish line. (And no, we aren’t talking about that well-deserved medal!) Indulge in a finisher mug overflowing with chocolate fondue, dippables, and, of course, our famous HOT CHOCOLATE! Still not enough chocolate? Stop by the pre-event expo where you can warm-up your sweet tooth, check out vendors, and stock-up on Hot Chocolate merch. And for the cherry (or should we say marshmallow?) on top of this chocolate experience, join the Cocoa Club!

location & time

Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza - 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 

5k start time: 7:25 am 

10k start time: 8:25 am 

15k start time: 8:25 am 

Gear check opens 60 mins before start time. 

Please note that your bib must be fully visible on the front of your torso and fully attached for you to receive an accurate time and to access your start corral.

course info

post-run party

Discover a chocolate-lover's oasis at the post-run party at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza! You'll celebrate in one of Phoenix’s sprawling urban parks with music, vendors, and a Chocoholic finisher's mug full of fondue, dippables, and hot chocolate.


Pueblo Room at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
100 N. 1st Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Our Hot Chocolate Expo is free and open to the public. Pick up your runner’s kit (including your race day swag and bib!), gear up on Hot Chocolate merchandise, and prepare for Race Day!

Saturday, December 14, 2024
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

If you do not choose to have your packet mailed, you must attend expo to pick up your packet.

more info


We encourage public transportation and carpooling for all participants! No parking is allowed on the course, and vehicles that do not adhere to event no parking signs will be towed. Click below to view all travel and parking recommendations:

more travel info


Find a hotel located close to the start line! Book your stay using the HotelPlanner link below to take advantage of exclusive discounted rates. 

photos & timing

Free high-res photos and your race time will be emailed to all participants as soon as they cross the finish line. The link below will also be updated on race day, so be sure to check back then!

Make It Boozy

Sweet news, Phoenix! For all 21+ runners, SanTan Brewing Company will be onsite, offering a choice between a Caramellow Salted Caramel Whiskey OR a refreshing Lumberjack Oatmeal Maple Amber Beer.

Phoenix course highlights

Arizona Financial Theatre 

Arizona State Capitol 

Sandra Day O’Connor Courthouse 

Footprint Center 

The Hot Chocolate course starts and ends at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza—an urban park situated in front of the Arizona state capitol complex in downtown Phoenix. You’ll enjoy views of historical memorials honoring significant wars and prominent figures in Arizona history.


A Hot Chocolate victory tastes so sweet! Overall and age group awards are determined as follows:

Top 3 male and female winners in the 5K, 10K and 15K:

  • Will be announced at the Post Race Party at the DJ Stage
  • Receive 100% off next year’s registration and $40 merch coupon emailed 3-4 weeks after the race

1st Place in each Age Group for the 5K, 10K and 15K:

  • Receive 100% off next year’s registration and $40 merch coupon emailed 3-4 weeks after the race
  • Age Groups: U14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

find your gear

local sponsors

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national sponsors

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