Run For Chocolate - Southampton

Southampton, Hampshire

Organiser's Description

Run for Chocolate is a celebration of fitness, fun and wellbeing! Participants of all ages and abilities can enjoy the benefits of exercise with the comforting reward of a luxury hot chocolate at the finish line. Achieve your fitness goals and enjoy a fun challenge this Winter in a town or city near you – run, jog or walk our 5km route (all levels, ages and speeds are welcome). Enter as an individual or why not get your family and friends involved too, run as a team and join the party! When you cross the finish line, you’ll receive a Run for Chocolate finisher’s medal and a well deserved mug of hot chocolate (sprinkles optional!) So, rally your friends, family or work colleagues and make Run for Chocolate part of your 2019 Bucket List!


  • 10 km Early Bird Entry
    £25.25 BOOK
  • 5 km Early Bird Entry
    £22.50 BOOK
  • Junior 10 km 14 - 17 yr olds
    £16.45 BOOK
  • Junior 5 km 14 - 17 yr olds
    £14.25 BOOK
  • Kids 10 km 5 - 13 yr olds
    £6 BOOK
  • Kids 5 km 5 - 13 yr olds
    £6 BOOK

Free branded head buff

Free Luxury hot chocolate!

Bespoke finishers medal

Great music

Friendly atmosphere

When you arrive at the event head over to the main event tent to register and collect your runner’s bib and FREE head buff. After warming up we will declare the course open and you can set off around the marked route – walk, jog or run at your own pace. As you cross the finish line you will collect a bespoke ‘Run For Chocolate’ finishers medal and are free to enjoy a cup of luxury hot chocolate as a special reward for all your hard work and effort!

Are there any age restrictions?

Our events are open to all ages. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Will there be toilet facilities?

Yes, there will be toilets near the start/finish. Is there parking?

All of our events will have plenty of parking spaces, please note that additional charges may apply.

Is the course marshalled?

There will be marshals around the course to keep everyone on track!

Is there a bag drop?

Unfortunately not, so please leave any unnecessary clothes or other items in your car.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, this is fine but please be aware of other entrants and any location-specific rules that may apply.

Is the course suitable for pushchairs and buggies?

This will depend on the ground conditions so please make your own decision as the date that you have booked for approaches.

Sorry, booking has closed for this event 🙁

Booking closed on You may still be able to book a place on the event website.

  • 10 km Early Bird Entry
    £25.25 SOLD OUT
  • 5 km Early Bird Entry
    £22.50 SOLD OUT
  • Junior 10 km 14 - 17 yr olds
    £16.45 SOLD OUT
  • Junior 5 km 14 - 17 yr olds
    £14.25 SOLD OUT
  • Kids 10 km 5 - 13 yr olds
    £6 SOLD OUT
  • Kids 5 km 5 - 13 yr olds
    £6 SOLD OUT


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Great fun!

The event was great fun but unfortunately they didn't have my name or details down on the list. Therefore, it took longer to collect my number.
However, the route was well thought of, everyone was really friendly, the medals were good quality and the luxury hot chocolate at the end was fantastic! Whipped cream, sprinkles, mini eggs etc.
I would definitely recommend it if you're after a fun run with a satisfying reward at the end.

Aurora W-N / Feb 18, 2019

Not 10k

I paid the extra to do 10k and the race was only just over 6k
Very good intentions but not very well run.
I have sent an email to the organiser but still haven’t had a response which is not very good.

Sarah Davies-Fry / Feb 18, 2019

Distance not as advertised

Great location and hot chocolate at the finish line was great with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, chocolate sauce, loads of various chocolate sweets available.
HOWEVER, massive downfall and huge disappointment was that the route distance was not even 5k, let alone 10k! Signed up for the 10k as part of a virtual challenge, completed the route as set out and marshalled, those doing 10k had to do another lap, yet when got to the finish line to receive medal it was a let down to find out had only run 6.7km! (and that was doing the course twice) Once stopped and caught breath as really pushed it the last bit I couldn't carry on to complete the remaining distance as was too out of breath and lost momentum by this point. Lots of people there were using this as part of their marathon training and to come short by quite a lot was awful. Strava mapped the route as per route handed out so it wasn't that we made shortcuts or anything, it was down to the organizers not correctly mapping out the correct distance!

Emma Branscombe / Feb 18, 2019

Good intentions but badly must measured course

A decent day and better organisation than had been reported at previous events, and families that ran the 5k together seemed to have a good time. However the 10k course was very badly measured, we crossed the finish line at 6.8k. Not expecting accuracy for a untimed fun run, but that's a huge distance to underrun by.

The families that ran the 5k course seemed to have a good time, and the chocolate was decent, which is why I'm not giving it one star, but better to keep it as a 5k only event rather than tack on a badly measured 10k extension.

Michael Dodd / Feb 18, 2019