Hot Cocoa Run/Walk

A great event to get the whole family out before the cold winter sets in! The 3.1 mile course travels along the trails and pathways of Turkey Brook Park and will have an unofficial timer.  Wear your ugliest sweater to keep warm and add some fun to your run. American Instants Gourmet Hot Cocoa will be available Free for participants and spectators to enjoy  in the Hot Cocoa Area sponsored by our friends at Tronex Healthcare. Enjoy the roaring bonfire while shopping at the Bonfire Boutique opening at 9am .

More fun things being added , check back for updates

The holidays are a joyous time for most but for struggling families it is a time of stress and anxiety. Parents barely getting by still want their children to experience the joy and excitement of receiving the toys of their dreams. Thankfully, Micrologic is sponsoring a toy drive to help fill the need. Donations of new toys will be collected at the Bonfire Boutique Tent from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Donations will be distributed through the Mt Olive Health Dept mid December.



This is not a competitive race. The Hot Cocoa 5k Run/Walk is about a fun-filled morning  for participants of all levels. That is why we offer the opportunity to walk or run. You are welcome to time yourself but don’t expect this to be one of your faster runs.


Kids and strollers are welcome. We want kids to be a part of this!


Dogs and bikes are prohibited. For the safety of all our runners and for the dogs, NO DOGS or bikes will be allowed on the race course.


There is no age limit for younger or older runners. However due to time constraints the 5K course is recommended for runners/walkers that are 6 years or older. Children 5 years old and under are welcome to participate with their parents for FREE!



  Pre-registration closes Nov. 13 at 11:59pm

The Hot Cocoa 5k  Run/Walk is a rain(snow) or shine event. Registration fees are considered donations to the Mount Olive Recreation Department and are not refundable or transferable.

Athlete packets will be sent VIA EMAIL on Nov. 16  to all pre-registrants. It will also be posted on our website and on our Facebook page.


ADULTS (14 years +) –

Register by November 13            $15 per person

On Site Registration                        $20 per person


KIDS   (6 years – 13 years) –

Register by November 13              $10 per person

On Site Registration                        $15per person


Kids   (5 years & under) – Free!! Please register for a head count


Onsite registration will open at 9:00am and will remain open until 15 minutes before the race start. Please show up early if you intend to register onsite.



A Free cup of Hot Cocoa.


Saturday, November 18

Turkey Brook Park, 30 Flanders Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828


9:00am -9:45am On Site Registration & Check-In Opens

9:00am                Bonfire Boutique opens

10:00am              Hot Cocoa 5k Run/walk Begins

10:30am              Campfire coziness begins!

12:30pm              Event ends



There will be a halfway water stop along the 5K course at the turnaround point. Additional water will be provided at the finish line.


We encourage friends & family to come and cheer on their favorite participants!

Post Race

Enjoy some jams from our DJ while cozying up to the roaring campfire and enjoy a steamy cup of cocoa. A variety of specialty vendors will be on sight along with warm food for purchase.


Turkey Brook Park

30 Flanders Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828


Mount Olive Recreation events are always successful due to the fabulous volunteers we are able to recruit. This event is no different and we are in need of your assistance. To volunteer on event day, and earn a Mount Olive Recreation t-shirt, please email us (lmeininger






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