New Year’s Day 5k Hot Chocolate Run 2023

Sun January 1, 2023 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 2023!!!

2018 was bitterly cold, 2019 was warm and inviting.....2020 was a bit windy....2021 was virtual...2022 was a torrential downpour...what will be 2023 be like?!

The Almost-Famous New Year's Day 5k Hot Chocolate Run is organized to help raise money for The Minds in Motion children’s museum (and also to have a ton of fun on January 1st). Minds in Motion Children's Museum was established by the local community to help children have a physical place to go (we are sooo close btw) 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 Gatorade at mile 1.5ish and we will have water and delicious hot chocolate 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 hot chocolate as we celebrate the beginning of 2023!

Registration information will appear here shortly and when it does sign up quickly – this is going to sell out.

HUGE MUGS to the winners!

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

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