Feb 8, 2025

🌟 2025 Details are subject to change! 🌟

America’s sweetest run is back for our most indulgent Hot Chocolate Run season yet in Dallas on February 8, 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 



award-winning swag kit

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

Fair Park - 1010 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210 

5k start time: 7:30 am 

10k start time: 8:30 am 

15k start time: 8:30 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.

course info

post-run party

Discover a chocolate-lover's oasis at the post-run party at Fair Park! You'll celebrate amongst the flower gardens and greenery in one of Dallas’ most gorgeous parks with music, vendors, and a Chocoholic finisher's mug full of fondue, and hot chocolate.
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Automobile Building, Fair Park
1010 1st Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210

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!

Thursday, February 8, 20243:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, February 9, 2024 11:00 am - 6:00 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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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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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 you as soon as you cross the finish line. The link below will also be updated on race day, so check back then!  

Make It Boozy

Sweet news, Dallas! All 21+ runners can get a FREE shot to add to their hot chocolate in the “Make It Boozy” garden on race day! Your shot options include Peanut Butter Whiskey and RumChata. Look for the “Make It Boozy” garden in the post-race festival area!

Dallas course highlights

Cotton Bowl Stadium 

Texas Star Ferris Wheel 

Santa Fe Trail 

Fair Park 

You’ll start and finish your run at Fair Park, home of the Cotton Bowl Stadium! The course will take you through South Dallas’ Fair Park and Old East Dallas neighborhoods (all events), the scenic Santa Fe Trail, and Lower Greenville (15k only). 


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 1-2 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 1-2 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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