April 12, 2025

🌟 2025 Details are subject to change! 🌟

Minneapolis Hot Chocolate Run

America’s Sweetest Run

America’s sweetest run is back for our most indulgent Hot Chocolate Run season yet in Minneapolis on April 12, 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



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

Minneapolis Course Highlights

Boom island

Saint Anthony Falls 

Merriam Street Bridge 

Stone Arch Bridge 

Enjoy a cool, brisk morning with the Hot Chocolate Run right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis! Start your day at beautiful Boom Island Park before running alongside the mighty Mississippi River. With views of both downtown and uptown, this route can’t be beat 

2025 Updated Maps Coming Soon!

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!

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

Location: TBD

5k start time: 8:10 am

10k start time: 8:55 am

15k start time: 8:55 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 Boom Island Park! You'll celebrate in one of Minneapolis’ most beautiful riverfront parks with music, vendors, and a Chocoholic finisher's mug full of fondue, dippables, and hot chocolate.
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Expo/Packet Pickup

Friday, April 11, 2025 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D
1301 2nd Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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!

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

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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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