Houston

Jan 25, 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 Houston on January 25, 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

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

Sam Houston Park
1000 Bagby St,
Houston, TX, 77002

5k start time: 7:15 am

10k start time: 7:50 am

15k start time: 7:50 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.

post-run party

Discover a chocolate-lover's oasis at the post-run party at Sam Houston Park! You'll celebrate in one of Houston’s oldest historical parks with music, vendors, and a Chocoholic finisher's mug full of fondue, dippables, and hot chocolate.

expo

Sam Houston Park
1000 Bagby St,
Houston, TX, 77002

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!

Friday, January 26, 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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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!

Make It Boozy

Sweet news, Houston! Frost Town Brewing will be onsite at the after-party! A complimentary beer will be available for all runners (21+) after finishing the race. Be sure to bring your ID!
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Houston course highlights

St. John Church

Allen Parkway

Buffalo Bayou

Sam Houston Park

Houston chocolatiers will start and finish at Houston’s iconic Sam Houston Park. The course features a beautiful view of the Buffalo Bayou River as you run along Allen Parkway. 

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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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