Asheville Hot Chocolate Races is celebrating 17 years of running in 2025!
Choose from the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
Kids 1K Hill Climb or Marshmallow Dash,
benefiting the non-profit Isaac Dickson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization(PTO).
Enjoy Asheville, North Carolina’s very own Hot Chocolaty races.
Saturday, January 25, 2025
The Asheville Hot Chocolate races has been the highlight of Western North Carolina’s winter running season since 2008. The race began as a simple 10k with a 1k kids hill climb. The race grew as a family event and so the short, 100 yard Marshmallow Dash was added for the newest runners. In 2018 we added a much requested 5k to the line up. And lastly, in 2022, we emerged from the pandemic with an added challenge, our newest distance, the Hot Chocolate Half Marathon!
With a downhill start and an up hill finish the meat of the race is a beautiful run along the French Broad River. The race benefits the Isaac Dickson Parent Teacher Organization which in turn supports the teachers, students and families of our school. Learn more and donation to their efforts here. Isaac Dickson PTO.