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Saturday, December 7, 2024

NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K & 10K

EVENT BEGINS - 6:00 AM | 5K - 8:00 AM | 10K - 9:00 AM
Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY
10K
5K

THE RACE

Join us for our last Brooklyn race of the year! Whether you run the 5K or the 10K, there'll be a well-deserved sweet treat waiting for you at the finish line.

The NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K and 10K takes on the Prospect Park loop—worth noting that the course includes the least amount of the park's big hill as possible for both races. After you Win Your Race, grab your hard-earned hot cocoa and enjoy your day in Brooklyn's backyard!

THE COURSE

The 10K course is comprised of just under two full loops of the park and the 5K is less than one loop. Both races finish on Center Drive.

All NYCRUNS courses are USATF-certified.

5K Course Map | Certification

10K Course Map | Certification

AMENITIES

Bag Check - If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase inside the clear bag. All items must fit inside the clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search your bag at any time.

Toilets - Portable restrooms will be available for use throughout the event.

Refreshments - Water and electrolyte fluid will be available on the course. Additional hydration, bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and hot cocoa will be available at the finish line.

Swag - The giveaway for this race will be a tech shirt. Shirts may be picked up on race day only. In order to cut down on waste, we avoid ordering more than we need; thus, sizes are not guaranteed. If you have your heart set on a size, we recommend picking up your shirt before the race.

Photos - Free finish line photos will be available within a week of the race. You will receive an email from MarathonFoto several days after the race to claim your photos.

BIB DISTRIBUTION

You may pickup your bib in the festival area on race day. NYCRUNS does not host a pre-race bib pickup for this event.

If you register thirty days or more before the event using a domestic address, you can also have your bib mailed to you. This service is free if you are an NYCRUNS Member, and you can become one at checkout. You can also add this service to your registration for $20. Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid in the month preceding the race.

If you register less than 30 days before race day, or you have an international address, you must pick up your bib on race day no more than an hour before your start time.

If you need to switch distances, please do so on your NYCRUNS dashboard. You may only switch distances if the distance you are looking to switch to is not sold out. You must pick up the appropriate distance bib on race day from the Bib Pick-Up tent.Runners who participate with a bib designated for a different distance (e.g., you run the 5K with a Half Marathon bib or vice versa) will not be scored, eligible for awards, or appear in race results.

RESULTS & AWARDS

Results will be emailed and the full results will be posted on our Results Page after the race. If you do not see your result online or receive an email with your finish time, please fill out this form.

Awards will be given to the top three male, female and non-binary runners overall in each race.

Age group awards in the 5K will be awarded to the top three in each the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.

Age group awards in the 10K will be awarded to the top three in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.

Our awards policies are available here.

COST

See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 25% discount on this race, race withdrawal rights, and other perks. You can become a member when you check out.

Race Credit may be used to pay for up to $40 of this race.

Race day registration (if available) is online only.

5K & 10K Members Non-Members
Through 10/16 $32 $40
Through 11/14 $33.75 $45
Through 11/28 $37.50 $50
Until Online Registration Ends $45.00 $60

DIRECTIONS

The Q and 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza are the closest subways to the Start.

If you need to check a bag or want to pick up your shirt before the race, please head to the festival area in the Nethermead. Bib pickup and portable toilets are located here as well. The closest subway is the Q to Prospect Park or the F/G to 15th St-Prospect Park.

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage the use of mass transit.

POLICIES

The standard no-refunds, no-transfers policy applies. Withdrawals for race credit are only applicable to those signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program.

Strollers and dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races.

You may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness.

All NYCRUNS races have time limits. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Should you fall behind pace, you may be directed off the course by a race marshal.

Please familiarize yourself with our complete rules of competition.