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2018 Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K

  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue Owings Mills, MD, 21117 United States (map)

Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available at the Packet Pick-up Session as well as on-site on race day morning.

Race to the finish for a steaming cup of hot cocoa! Join the JCC and Hadassah for the third annual Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5k, 1-Mile Fun Run & Family Fun Day. A favorite among local runners thanks to the welcoming atmosphere, scenic course and community partnerships. Starting on the JCC’s Owings Mills campus and winding through the local community, the Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K boasts a scenic and mostly flat course, perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Come experience what past runners have called their “favorite way to start their Chanukah celebrations.”


All proceeds benefit the JCC Maccabi Scholarship Fund and Hadassah's Check It Out: Breast and Testicular Cancer Education Program

  • 1-mile fun run to be held outdoors on its own course.

  • Themed race SWAG available to the first 300 registrants

  • Light breakfast, and after party to follow race.

  • No strollers or dogs permitted on the 5k course.

Entry Fees:

Until October 14th: $30
October 15th– November 15th: $36
After November 15th: $40

1 Mile Fun Run:
Until November 15th: $15
After November 15th: $20

*Children 5 and under free – 1-mile fun run only*  
*Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult and everyone participating must be registered, including each child*
*Children 5 and under who register for free will not receive race swag*

Can’t participate, but want to support the cause please consider donating by clicking the donate button here.

There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.


Race Day Schedule:

7:30am- Check-in and registration opens (onsite registration accepted until 8:30am)
8:45am- Warm-up led by JCC trainers
9:00am- 5k Race begins!
9:15am- 1-mile fun run begins
**Awards and Post Race Party immediately to follow (inside).  All immediate family members of participants welcome.

Packet Pick Up Sessions:

Packet Pickup at the Owings Mills JCC:
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave,
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Friday, November 30th from 2PM - 6PM

Race Day:
Sunday, December 2nd beginning at 7:30am


A prize will be awarded for overall male and female winner and medals will be awarded to top male and female finishers in each age category.

Age groups: under 13, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

A prize for best themed Chanukah outfit will also be given. 

Weather Contingency Plan:

We will post updates on our JCC website and JCC Facebook page if there is a forecast for bad winter weather that will affect our plans for the day.

PLEASE NOTE: No refunds will be given if this event is cancelled due to weather.

Sponsorship opportunities available:

Esther Greenberg | 410.559.3545 |

Janis Bormel | 410.484.9590 |

Questions? Contact Race Director:

Justin Dominick | 410.559.3548 |