Dec 15, 2024

🌟 2024 Details are subject to change! 🌟

Tampa Hot Chocolate Run

America’s Sweetest Run

America’s sweetest run is back for our most indulgent Hot Chocolate Run season yet in Tampa on December 15, 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!

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
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

Tampa Course Highlights

Platt Street Bridge 

Bayshore Boulevard 

Views of Harbour & Davis Islands

Tampa Convention Center 

You’ll start and end at the Tampa Convention Center, where the post-race party in the Front Drive and Sail Plaza will be waiting for you! And if that isn’t indulgent enough, check out these additional highlights! The course will take you by awesome views of Columbus Statue Park, the City of Tampa’s Pirate Ship, the Bayshore Fitness Trail, and the Historic Hye Park North neighborhood. PLUS, you’ll run along the water the entire route. 

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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

Tampa Convention Center,
Front Drive
333 S Franklin St,
Tampa, FL 33602

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.

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Post-Run Party

Discover a chocolate-lover's oasis at the post-run party at the Tampa Convention Center! You'll celebrate amongst sparkling waterfront views with music, vendors, and a Chocoholic finisher's mug full of fondue, dippables, and hot chocolate.
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Expo/Packet Pickup

Saturday, December 14, 2024
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Florida State Fairgrounds
Florida Center East
4800 US-301,
Tampa, FL 33610

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.

Packet Pickup

Make It Boozy

*Exclusive to Cocoa Club Members

The Sail bar is back to make your race day on December 10th even sweeter! The Sail will be offering all 21+ runners a delightful selection of hot chocolate-inspired cocktails starting at 7 a.m. Cocktails will be available for purchase at the bar onsite. Stay tuned for the full cocktail list!

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