Saturday, November 19


Proudly sponsors


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 . The Pantry will be onsite with food & drink for purchase. $3 per registration will go directly to the American Cancer Society.




$3 per registration will be donated to the American Cancer Society . Runners will be asked to register through Mount Olive Recreation, then use a pledge sheet to collect donations for the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and services. All monies fundraised through this effort will go directly to the American Cancer Society.

Contribution form  contribution-form


This is not a competitive race. The Hot Cocoa 5k Run/Walk is about a fun-filled day 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. 16 at 11:59pm

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

  • To register online with a Credit Card click here.


Athlete packets will be sent VIA EMAIL on Nov. 17 to all pre-registrants. It will also be posted on our website and on our Facebook page.


ADULTS (14 years +) – FREE ear warmer to first 100 pre registered

Register by November 16              $23 per person

On Site Registration                        $30 per person


KIDS   (6 years – 13 years) – FREE ear warmer to first 100 pre registered

Register by November 16              $18 per person

On Site Registration                        $25 per person


Kids   (5 years & under) – No ear warmer

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.




Participants will receive a cozy ear warmer (first 100 pre registered ) and a cup of Hot Cocoa.





Saturday, November 19 – 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


973-691-0900 x7264


Thank you for your generous donation of Gourmet Hot Cocoa


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