Halloween Hot Chocolate Run 5K and 5-Mile Race
Des Moines

Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Des Moines, IA at Principal Park

  • 5K or 5-Mile - Individual Entry
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    » $39.99 registration (through 11/4 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Individual Registration

  • Group/Corporate Team
    You may register up to (10) participants within a single transaction

    » $39.99 registration (through 11/4 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Group Registration

  • Kids Fun Run
    This category is for kids ages 10 and under. Please note: Includes finishing ribbon and post race party.

    » $5.00 registration (through 11/4 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Kids Fun Run Registration

  • Volunteer
    This category does not include a race registration.

    » registration (through 11/5 at 8:45 AM US/Central)

  • Donation Only
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Event Information

November 5th, 2017
The 8th annual Halloween Hot Chocolate Run races will again be held at Principal Park in Des Moines. The two races start and finish at Principal Park.

The race courses are along the river.
If you are still trying to set a PR for 2017 this course is flat and fast.

Don't miss the BEST runner premium in Des Moines.

Event Details

This Event has sold out every year!
Don't be left out!Time: 9:00 AM - Principal Park, Des Moines, IA

  • Adult registration includes:Women - 3/4 Zip Technical Running Jacket, Men - 1/4 Zip Jacket
  • Registrants also receive Beaverdale Confectionary Chocolate you can wash down with our famous piping hot Hot Chocolate!
  • If sizes sell out, only available sizes will be listed.
  • Walkers & baby strollers are welcome. Please start behind running participants.
  • Parking is available at Principal Park.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up:

Packet Pickup is from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday Nov. 4th at:Fitness Sports 8810 Swanson BlvdClive, IA 50325
Phone 515-277-4785

Pre-race pick-up on Sunday at Principal Park from 7:30 to 8:30 AMRace numbers/chips and jackets can be picked up by registrant or 2nd party with confirmation.

Race Day Registrants Are Not Eligible For Awards

Important Note:
If you are competing for an award, you must register before race day and be sure to have bib number and chip.


  • Top (3) overall male and female
  • First (3) places in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59
  • First (2) places in the following age groups: 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Post Race

Kid's Fun Run @ 10:00 AM for kids ages 10 and under.
The kids receive a finisher's ribbon, Hot Chocolate and Beaverdale Confectionary Chocolate!

Kids Race:
Approx. 1/8 to 1/4 Mile Distance

Age Groups:
10:00 AM: Ages 4 & under accompanied by parent
10:10 AM: Ages 5 to 7
10:20 AM: Ages 8 to 10

Participants receive 1st Place Ribbon and a Treat.


Professional Race Timing and Scoring

The event will be professionally timed by The End Result Company: endresultco.com


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