San Diego

March 9, 2025

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🌟 2025 Details are subject to change! 🌟

America’s sweetest run is back for our most indulgent Hot Chocolate Run season yet in San Diego on March 9, 2025! 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!

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award-winning swag kit

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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

Petco Park1235 K St,San Diego, CA 92101

5k start time: 7:00 am

10k start time: 8:00 am

15k start time: 8:00 am

Gear check opens 60 mins before start time.

Can't make it to expo? Will Call will now be available on race morning to pick up your bib and goodie bag. You MUST purchase Will Call during registration or add to an existing registration.

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.

post-run party

Discover a chocolate-lover's oasis at the post-run party at Petco Park! You'll celebrate in the home of the San Diego Padres with music, vendors, Hot Chocolate Run photo ops and a Chocoholic finisher's mug full of fondue, dippables, and hot chocolate.
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expo

Petco Park
1235 K St,
San Diego, CA 92101

Our Hot Chocolate Expo is free and open to the public. Pick up your runner’s kit (including your race day swag and bib!), indulge in delicious CHOCOLATE, gear up on Hot Chocolate merchandise, and visit our exciting vendors!

Saturday, March 9, 2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please note that there will be no swapping of runner's kit sizes at the expo or on race day. Please reference the size chart to confirm you have selected the correct size.

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

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parking

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:
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hotel

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!

San Diego course highlights

Balboa Park 

“Hi, Hello, Hola” Mural 

Petco Park 

Fig Tree Garden 

San Diego chocolatiers will pass by landmarks like Balboa Park (10k & 15k), Golden Hill Park & neighborhood (10k & 15k), and East Village neighborhood (all events).

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awards
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+

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