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