11th Annual Hot Cocoa Run & Dog Walk- 5k/10k/1mile - for charity

Sat December 7, 2019 New Rochelle, NY US 10804 Directions

Current News:  10/7/19: Registration is OPEN, Runners & Volunteers (17yrs old+) needed!!


Hot Cocoa Run & Dog Walk Information
New Courses in 2019 - NO TRAILS!!  
100% on roads/sidewalks

Course is relatively flat out and back. All runners, walkers, children and dogs must register. Wheelchair and stroller friendly.
10K Run Course
No Walkers allowed. Must be able to do a 10k in 75 minutes or less; Dogs and strollers allowed 

5K Run/Walk Course
Runners and Walkers allowed- register separately. Full out and back course.Dogs and strollers allowed 

1mi HCR Family Frolic & Dog Walk - 1 Milers can compete as a Solo Run/Walk or a Family/Team in the Family Frolic, or Run/Walk with your dog in the Dog Event.
Family Frolic:  You will be ranked as an individual or as a Family/Team if you form a team. The first 2 family/team members pay full price, then save $10 on each additional person/dog; you will only be ranked as a family. Discounts apply as registrants are added. Ranked on best average time per mile! See award categories below.

Dog 1 Miler Run/Walk:  Must have a dog with you for this event which seeks the fastets male an dfemale dog! Each entry includes 1 dog accompanied by 1 or 2 people. If you have 2 dogs, each dog must be registered, but a discount will apply. More than 2 dogs require a separate adult companion and registration - contact race director with questions. See award categories below.

If you are running with a dog in any event other than the 1miler we ask that you make a $10 donation to cover cost of dog swag and also provide dog's name, age, gender and breed during registration

Overall & Age Group Awards:
1 Mile Overall M/F Under 15, 1 Mile Fastest Family/Team, 1 Mile Overall M/F Dog
5K Walk Overall M/F Adult, 5K Walk Overall M/F Under 15
5K Run Overall 1 M/F
5K Run Top 1 M/F Under 15, 15-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
5K Run Overall with Dog
10K Run Overall 2 M/F
10K Run Top 2 M/F Under 15, 15-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
All runners, walkers, dogs must register.
Child under 8 that want to be ranked individually are allowed 1 adult to run/walk alongside them (no fee)
Children 8 & Above cannot be accompanied unless the adult is registered.

9th Annual Event Video: https://youtu.be/fJYPWxJJTZA

Information: Runners get a registration confirmation email; Race Day instructions will be posted or emailed 1 week before race. Recycled bibs will be handed out at registration for tracking run times; A commemorative race gift is issued to the first 400 paid registrants. Results will be posted by age group within 1 week of race completion. A Post Race Party: Hot Cocoa, Peppermint (Schnapps) to those who want it, miscellaneous treats and fun! Zachy's Wine, Dogtopia, Dunkin Donuts, the Lemontree- Mamaroneck, Bare Burger, Dominos Pizza are all expected as sponsors to this event.

Net Proceeds are donated to charity. This race does NOT keep profit.

Race Background
The Hot Cocoa Run (HCR) is a small "grassroots" event which started in 2007 as just a fun get together among friends who were fundraising for charity. For 9 years it was hosted right out of my driveway and included was 5k Run or Walk, a 10k Run. It was held every other year until 2009 when it became annual. As of 2014, the 1mi Family Frolic/Dog Walk was added to accentuate this as a family/pet friendly and community event and allow those battling ALS to participate at a shorter distance. Participants are served hot cocoa post race which is brewed in a cast iron cauldron over an open fire.

Friends, family and personal time, money and efforts are what pull this race together. You will meet a live Froste D-Snowman, get great peppermint hot cocoa and plenty of prizes including age-group awards from  Zachy’s Wine and over $1000 in local merchant give-aways plus a great swag bag and finisher medals for all children (<15) and first timers.

This event remains committed to recycle/re-use as much as possible to benefit our planet AND ensure $0.90 of every dollar goes to the cause. In 2019 funds will remain benefitting  ALS- Compassionate Care (CCALS) in memory of Claire Gormly Collier as well as proceeds going to Diabetes and Alzheimer's/Dementia  in honor of my parents. Proceeds from the dog event will benefit animal foster care.

In 2007 we raised $1111 and over $22,000 was donated last year! This is a growing event, that is tons of fun, really touches your heart and shows how just a small group of friends can make such a big difference to help others. I am setting the 2019 goal to $25,000 and 400 entrants - Help be a part of this incredible event.

Course Maps

Click each to see course all courses subject to change


10K Run Course 2019

5K Run/Walk Course 2019

1mile Family Frolic & Dog Walk

New Rochelle, Pinebrook Blvd.
311 Broadfield Rd
New Rochelle, NY US 10804
Race Contact Info
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Hot Cocoa Run Official Merchandise