Columbus

Nov 17, 2024

🌟 2024 Details are subject to change! 🌟

Columbus Hot Chocolate Run

America’s Sweetest Run

America’s sweetest run is back for our most indulgent Hot Chocolate Run season yet in Columbus on November 17, 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!

Registration Includes

  • Exclusive Hot Chocolate Run Jacket
  • Commemorative Finisher's Medal
  • Our Famous Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate Fondue Finisher’s Mug
  • Access to Post-Run Party
  • Commemorative Race Bib
  • Free Race Photos
  • Professionally Managed Course
  • Professionally Timed Races

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Award-Winning Swag Kit

Hot Chocolate Run kits are choc-full of sweetness! An exclusive wearable item and finisher’s medal that will make you melt are included with every Hot Chocolate Run registration.
2024/2025 Season swag Coming Soon
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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!

2024/2025 Race Day Experience
2024/2025 Race Day Experience

Columbus Course Highlights

Rich Street Bridge Over Scioto River 

Bicentennial Park 

Nationwide Arena 

Union Station Arch 

Columbus Chocolatiers will start in the scenic Riverfront District and finish alongside Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets! You’ll experience a running tour of Columbus’ Riverfront and Arena districts as you race by the Scioto River and through Downtown Columbus, passing by iconic neighborhoods including the River South District, Brewery District, German Village, Uptown District, Victorian Village, and Short North.

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Cocoa Club

Cocoa Club is the sweetest VIP experience in town! Make your Hot Chocolate Run even more special by adding Cocoa Club to your registration. With extra swag and exclusive race day perks, you’ll be glad you joined the club!

2024 Cocoa Club Exclusive Swag

Cocoa Club Includes

  • Exclusive Cocoa Club Swag Set
  • VIP Preferred Corral Placement
  • 20% Merch Discount
  • Cocoa Club Lounge Access
Note: Cocoa Club can be added while registering for the Hot Chocolate Run. If you are already registered for your race, you can add Cocoa Club to your registration from your EnMotive account.

Event Details

Location & Time

McFerson Commons
218 West Street,
Columbus, OH 43215

5k start time: 7:30 am

10k start time: 7:30 am

15k start time: 7:30 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.

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Post-Run Party

Discover a chocolate-lover's oasis at the post-run party at McFerson Commons! You'll celebrate in the home of the famous Union Station Arch with music, vendors, and a Chocoholic finisher's mug full of fondue, dippables, and hot chocolate.
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Expo/Packet Pickup

Saturday, November 16, 2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall C 400 N High St Columbus, OH 43215

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!

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Make It Boozy

*Exclusive to Cocoa Club Members Cocoa Club members will receive one free Hardly H20 (spiked still water) beverage and one boozy hot chocolate in the Cocoa Club area! For the boozy hot chocolate, you can choose either a shot of chocolate or coffee liqueur from Maplewood Brewery and Distillery. Cocoa Club members will also receive exclusive access to a heated dining area which includes a buffet breakfast with waffles, eggs, breakfast meats, coffee and juice. There will also be an entertainment viewing area, private finisher mug line (no waiting in line), and luxury bathrooms! Already registered but not signed up for the club? Add Cocoa Club to your registration through EnMotive!
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