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30 November . 2017

Fourth Annual O2 Fitness Cocoa Cup 5K — a Q&A!

On December 16th, we hope to see you in Brown Family Park, where you'll find us with 2,000 of our closest friends prepping for the Charleston region's best winter 5K - the O2 Fitness Cocoa Cup!

The event kicks off at 9 am with a one mile kid’s fun run. Each participating kiddo will take home a medal for taking part in the run. At 9:30 am, the certified 5K will begin. Afterwards, the hot cocoa will be flowing – all 5K runners will receive a special cocoa mug to take home - as we enjoy holiday festivities and cheer for the speediest of runners during the awards ceremony, where special grand prize gift baskets will go to each overall winner and individual prizes will go to the top three finishers in each age/gender group.

And here’s the best news: this year’s run will benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank, whose mission is to to lead the fight against hunger in our community. We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season.

The day's schedule is as follows:

7:00am— Race Day Registration and packet pickup
9:00am— One-mile kid's fun run – Ages 12 and under, registration is mandatory

9:30am— 5K Start, followed by holiday festivities, hot cocoa, and the awards ceremony

There have been a lot of questions in the past few days concerning race details. We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions here. If you don’t see your questions answered, shoot us a message on Facebook.

Where can I pick up my packet?

You can pick up your race packet, including your bib and race sweatshirt, at Fleet Feet in Mount Pleasant on Thursday, December 14th from 10 am – 6 pm or at Fleet Feet Summerville on Friday, December 17th from 10 am- 6 pm. Of course, you can also pick it up day-of when you arrive at Brown Family Park. 

Can I pick up a packet for a friend?

Absolutely! See hours and locations above.

I signed up to run, but cannot make the event. How do I change the reservation to a friend?

Please submit your question by clicking the Questions button here.

What color is this year's hoodie?

The cozy Nike hoodie is charcoal grey.

Is this race stroller friendly?

Yes! We recommend hanging back at the beginning so the more competitive runners can get started.

What about traffic and parking?

Arriving early will allow traffic to flow smoothly and prevent anyone from missing out on the fun, so we suggest leaving at least 30 minutes earlier than you plan (even earlier is better). If you’re coming from Summerville or I-26, turning left into Nexton at Brighton Park Boulevard (as opposed to Sigma Drive), is recommended. Follow parking attendants and parking signs.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

The Cocoa Cup will go on rain or shine.