Rain, Snow or Shine!

We hope this page answers your questions about event day. If not, please email us at hotchocolaterun@safepass.org.

A woman dressed as the Grinch waves from under a green umbrella. She wears a red bib with the number 24.

Start Time

The 2023 event is on Sunday, December 3rd.

3K Walk: 9:00 am

5K Fun Run: 9:30 am

5K Race: 10:15 am


The start line is at the intersection of Crafts Avenue and Old South Street in Downtown Northampton.


Adults: $30
Students & Seniors: $25
Kids 12 and under: $20

Registration fees increase by $5 on November 11, and registration closes on November 28 (unless we sell out first!). Event-day registration will not be available.

Bib Pick-up

You bib information will be sent out by email on Friday, December 1st. Watch this space for more information about bib pick-up.

You have two choices for bib pickup: 1) Pick up your bib early on Saturday, December 2nd from 11-3 at Jackson Street School, Northampton 2) Pick up your bib at the event itself beginning at 8:00 on Old South St, Northampton

Online Race Route

Online Walk Route

Online Event & Parking Map