Houston

Jan 25, 2025

🌟 2025 Details are subject to change! 🌟

Houston Hot Chocolate Run

America’s Sweetest Run

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!

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 full-zip jacket and finisher’s medal that will make you melt are included with every Hot Chocolate Run registration. For a limited time, get an exclusive Hot Chocolate Run City Tour Tee when you register! This deal ends on July 21, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Don’t forget to check the size chart to make sure you’re selecting the right size! For a more fitted style, go off the size chart. For a looser fit, size up from the sizing chart.

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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!

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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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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

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.

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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/Packet Pickup

Friday, January 24, 2025
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: TBD

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!

Please note that there will be no swapping of Goodie Bag sizes at the expo or on race day.

Click the more info below for key packet pickup information.

Packet Pickup

Make It Boozy

*Exclusive to Cocoa Club Members

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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