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New Year’s Day 5k Hot Chocolate Run 2024

Mon January 1, 2024 Salisbury, MD 21804 US Directions


1 mile fun run

1:05PM EST - 3:00PM EST


521 South Park Drive
Salisbury, MD US 21804


It is back in 2024!!!

2018 was bitterly cold, 2019 was warm and inviting.....2020 was a bit windy....2021 was virtual...2022 was a torrential downpour...2023 was a little chilly...what will 2024 be like?! No matter the weather, you'll get a chocolate smelling shirt as a memorandum for your efforts after the holidays!

The Almost-Famous New Year's Day Hot Chocolate 5k Run is organized to help raise money for Minds in Motion Children’s Museum. That coupled with having a fun on New Years Day, is something you don't want to miss out on. Minds in Motion Children's Museum was established by the local community to help children have a physical place to go and grow a love for learning by exploration, creation and discovering using play in an innovative way. All proceeds from the event will continue to go towards the building of a children’s museum in or around Salisbury, Maryland! Despite the pandemic thwarting efforts to raise money, our board has been working hard behind scenes to get the museum up and running in phases! More information will be announced at the run!  Thank you to our continued supporters and donors!

The 5k will be set on the trails around The Salisbury Park and The Zoo trails close to the river. There are some roots and some rocks along the course, so be prepared. The majority of the race is composed of crushed gravel trails, creating a fast scenic race.

We will have an aid station with water and snacks at mile 1.5ish and we will have water and delicious hot chocolate (+ fixings) at the end. The course will be very well marked and measured. There will be overall and age group awards. Sign up before December 1st to be guaranteed a T-Shirt.

Bring the entire family out and be ready to run, have fun and sip on some Dunkin Donuts hot chocolate as we celebrate the beginning of 2024!

Registration information will appear here shortly and when it does sign up quickly!

HUGE MUGS to the overall winners!

If you have any questions, reach out to the race director:
Vira Ogburn - 

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