Minneapolis

April 12, 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 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 

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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

Boom Island Park—724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 

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.

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

Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall A1301 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!

Friday, April 12, 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 chartto 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!

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 

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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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