March 3, 2024

America’s sweetest run is back for our most indulgent Hot Chocolate Run season yet in Seattle on March 3, 2024! 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

2024 Swag
2024 Swag

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

 Seattle Center—305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109 

5k start time: 7:00 am 

10k start time: 7:55 am 

15k: start time: 7:55 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

The post-run party will have you melting! Celebrate your accomplishment with music, exciting vendors and an exclusive Chocoholic finisher’s mug—complete with fondue, dippables, and our very own hot chocolate!
view the party


Seattle Center Exhibition Hall—301 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109 

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!  

Saturday, March 2, 2024 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

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

more info


We encourage public transportation and carpooling for all participants! No parking is allowed on the course, and vehicles that do not adhere to the event no parking signs will be towed. Click below to view all travel and parking recommendations: 

more travel info


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!

Seattle course highlights

Space Needle 

“Artists at Play” Playground 

International Fountain 

Seattle Center 

Seattle chocolatiers will start and finish at the Seattle Center alongside the new Climate Pledge Arena! You’ll celebrate your accomplishment in the shadow of the famous Space Needle. If that doesn’t make you go cocoa-crazy, you’ll melt as you run past amazing attractions like the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Memorial Stadium, Museum of Pop Culture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and more!


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+

find your gear

local sponsors


national sponsors

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