We’re keeping our legs moving and the cocoa steaming. In other words, we’re getting ready for our fifth annual
Nexton Cocoa Cup 5K. We hope you’ll join us.


Whether you're tackling the certified 5k or the one-mile family fun run, you’ll enjoy getting out on Nexton’s scenic course design with 2,000 other running fanatics. Then stick around for the post-race party and awards ceremony. Where, naturally, delicious hot cocoa will be served and holiday festivities will abound, hosted and with music and dance. Because here in Nexton, we’re all about healthy living and community get-togethers. And chocolate.


All paid 5K racers will receive a hoodie (yes, a warm, fluffy Nike® hoodie) commemorating the annual event. Plus, a free cocoa mug and other goodies.


Register Now!

race day and holiday celebration

7:00am— 5K registration and packet pickup stretch, warm up and get ready to run
9:00am— Free, one-mile family fun run – all ages welcome, registration required
9:30am— Start, followed by holiday festivities, hot cocoa, and the awards ceremony


Each overall winner will receive a grand prize gift basket and individual prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age/gender category. Plus, kids participating in the family fun run will receive a finisher's medal. Expect a fast course. And a lot of fun.


We're excited to report that we have slots for 2,000 runners this year, but we do expect to fill up quickly.


Register Today!

thank you to our sponsors


Home Telecom

Nexton Rainbow Child Care Center

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

CPM Federal Credit Union

Alta Brighton Park Apartments

Grace Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab

Khouri Chiropractic

Complete HVAC

Morningstar Storage

Palmetto Kids General Dentistry


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