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NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K & 10K

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Enjoy stunning views of the Hudson River in this 5K or 10K run. With a steaming cup of cocoa to welcome you across the finish line, and an amazing spread of recovery foods, this will be a running experience to remember.

How to enter the NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K & 10K

  1. 5K run

    Run 5km
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  2. 10K run

    Run 10km
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NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K & 10K routes

The race starts and finishes near 108th Street, in Riverside Park. With stunning views over the Hudson River, this is a challenging course. The route is traffic-free, on tree-lined paths, and the downhills make up for the uphill sections.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Water stations
  • Hot cocoa at the finish
  • Cocoa mug
  • Post-race spread: local bagels, fresh fruit
  • Finish-line photos and videos
  • Race timing
  • Finishing satisfaction
  • Race t-shirt for sale at registration


  • Both races: 1st/2nd/3rd Men and Women overall
  • 5K: 1st/2nd/3rd Age-group: 9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  • 10K: 1st/2nd/3rd Age-group: 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
Raceday Logistics

You are advised to collect your race packet before raceday in order to avoid queues. When you register, there is an option to get your race bib mailed to you.

Wednesday 27th November:

  • 12:00 - Race packet pick-up opens at Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway.
  • 18:00 - Race packet pick-up closes

Sunday 1st December:

  • 07:30 - Race packet pick-up opens near the start line
  • 09:00 - 5K and 10K races start
  • 10:02 - Cut-off time for 5K
  • 11:05 - Cut-off time for 10K
Kit List

When you register, you can order a t-shirt which can be collected at packet pick-up.


If you volunteer at an NYC run, you will get $50 in race credit for any future event. Alternatively, $25 will be donated to a charity of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I leave my bags?
There will be a bag check area provided in the Park, near the start line.
Are there toilets?
Yes, there will be toilets provided.
Are dogs or strollers allowed?
No, dogs and strollers are not permitted on the course.
Can I wear headphones?
It is not permitted to wear headphones during the race. If you desperately want to listen to music, you are allowed to wear one earbud in. If you are seen wearing both earbuds or headphones, you may be disqualified.
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NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K & 10K weather forecast

Light rain starting in the afternoon.

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There are now over 24 running events organised by NYC runs, with thousands of participants. The biggest events in their calendar are the Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon and the Newport Half Marathon. With professional timing, accurately-measured courses, and a world-class medical team, these events are brilliantly organised. The post-race festivals guarantee that athletes will have the best possible experience.

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