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Saturday, December 7, 2024

NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K & 10K

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


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 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


Bag Check (opens at 6:00 AM) - If you plan on checking your gear, you must use one single clear bag. If your bag isn't clear, NYCRUNS will provide you with a clear bag (18" x 24") when you check your gear.

You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase filled with gear inside the clear bag that NYCRUNS provides. All items must fit inside one clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search the contents in your bag at any time.

Restrooms (open at 6:00AM) - Portable restrooms will be available throughout the event.

Hydration - Water and electrolyte fluids will be available on the course and at the finish.

Post Race Refreshments - Further hydration, bagels (with a schmear, of course), fresh fruit, and HOT COCOA will be available after you finish.

Swag (distribution begins at 6:00 AM) - 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 try not to over order and shirt 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.


You can pick up your bib in the Festival Area on race day beginning at 6:00 AM. Bibs are only available for pick up on race morning.

If you are an NYCRUNS Member, your bib will be mailed to you at no additional cost. You can become an NYCRUNS member at checkout and receive this free bib mailing benefit.

If you are not an NYCRUNS Member, you can still have your bib mailed to you by adding this service at checkout for an additional $20.

Bibs can only be mailed to runners who register 30 days or more before the date of the event and can only be sent to a domestic mailing address (we cannot mail to an international address).

If you are having your bib mailed to you, will not receive your race shirt in the mail with your bib. You will need to pick up your shirt on race day.


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.


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


Mass transit is always the best way to get to NYCRUNS events.

Getting to the Start & Festival Area - If you need to check your gear 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 and the start is a short walk to Well House Drive.

The closest subway stations to the Festival Area & The Start are the B/Q at Prospect Park or the F/G at 15th St-Prospect Park. The B68 to Prospect Park Southwest/11th Avenue or the B16 to Ocean Ave/Lincoln Road are the closest stops if taking the bus. There are also Citi Bike stations at Prospect Park Southwest/16th Street and Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue.

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 you to use mass transit.


The standard no-refunds, no-transfers policy applies.

NYCRUNS members can withdraw for race credit. See details here.

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 to receive course support and an official finish time. If you fall behind pace and are directed off the course by a race marshal, please follow the instruction given for safety purposes.

Please familiarize yourself with our complete rules of competition.