Chocoholic 5K Run/Walk - Burlington, WI 2019

Chocoholic 5K Run/Walk - Burlington, WI 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019  @  9:00 AM   •  5k, Chocolate Fest Fun Run or Walk


Riverside Park, 517 Congress Street, Burlington, WI    view map



Welcome to Chocolate City USA, home of Nestle and the city of Burlington Wisconsin. Join us for a beautiful run along the Fox River. 


Participants receive: 

  • Team Challenge Award (Best combined score of 5)
  • Largest Team Award
  • Chocoholic 5K T-Shirt 
  • A Goodie bag filled with special items
  • Racine's Original Famous Chocolate Danish Kringle
  • Over 21? you'll get a FREE BEVERAGE at the LUCKY STAR PUB AND EATERY
  • NEW! - Try our Chocolate Beer brewed exclusively for the Chocoholic 5K by Little Port Brewery - Available to 5K participants only.

But wait, there's more! After the run each participant will receive FREE admission to Burlington's Chocolate Fest. 

This family-friendly event runs Friday, May 25 through Monday (Memorial Day), May 28 at the Festival Grounds, 681 Maryland Ave.

As usual, ChocolateFest has everything a chocolate fan could dream of! The Chocolate Experience tent includes a celebrity chef challenge (Friday), chocolate sampling, cooking demonstrations, chocolate eating contests, chocolate sculpting (Saturday and Sunday) and family games.

The Burlington Rotary Carnival midway opens Thursday (May 24) with free admission from 5 to 10 p.m. The high school battle of the bands runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and wristband ride specials are all evening.

ChocolateFest weekend also includes fireworks (Friday night), live music, helicopter rides, the Miss Burlington Area ChocolateFest pageant (Saturday afternoon), the All-American Lumberjack Show, hypnotist Chris Jones, Granpa Cratchet, petting zoo, commercial expo tent and more! 

Main stage headliners: 
  • TBA
  • For more entertainment details, click HERE

General admission: FREE for 5K Participants - $8 adults; $5 children 5 through 12; children 4 and younger, free. Chocolate Experience taster tickets: $7. Parking: $5.

Festival hours:  Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight;  Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


 T Shirt

 Finisher's Medal

 Goody Bag

 Course Certified

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks



 Kids' Activities



Course description:

We start your trip in Riverside Park in Burlington, which is located along the picturesque Fox River. You'll find parking, bathrooms and picnic pavilions at this lovely community park.

See Animated version of the route here:

Course maps:

 Copy - Chocoholic 5K  

Directions to start:

To access the Burlington trailhead you must start in Riverside Park. Take State Route 11 west into Burlington. Turn right onto Bridge Street (SR 83), go over the bridge and turn right onto Congress Street to Riverside Park. The trailhead is at the end of the park off Congress Street.  Parking is LIMITED here.


Parking is available throughout the Downtown Area. 

Parking is very limited at Riverside Park. The side streets off of Congress St. will be closed due to the festival. We recommend finding street parking throughout Downtown or utilizing the parking structure on Dodge Street.

Awards info:

All participants will receive a custom finishers medal. Top three male and female will be recognized as well as the top three male and female in respective 5 year age groups. First 400 Registrants are guaranteed a medal on race day, late registrants will have their medal mailed to them.

  • 9 and under
  • 5 year age categories (starting at 10yrs old on up)
  • T-Shirt is a Performance Blend Tee

Additional info

T-SHIRTS: We will have limited  inventory during the early packet pick up and possibly during event day. These can be purchased for $15.00 each on these days only.

Only Registration Category with No T-shirt is available at this time.

Race Day Agenda:

8:00 - 9:15 AM - Packet Pick Up
9:15 AM - Warmup and Lining Up
9:30 AM - Start of 5K

Chip Timing:

This event will be chip timed, including the start. Therefore, your time will not begin until you cross the start line. This will ensure the safety of all participants in the event, especially in the beginning where it can be most crowded.

Packet pickup:

Saturday May 25

Hampton Inn Downtown Burlington from 6:00 to 7:30pm

Sunday May 26

Packet Pick up at Riverside Park 517 Congress Street, Burlington, WI

8:00 - 9:15 am

Registration info:

REMOTE RUNNER registration category is an option for participants who cannot attend the actual race but still would like to support the cause and receive the swag. Swag for virtual runners will be mailed out the week of the race. LEARN MORE AT:


• Early Registration

$25.00    Expires 3/3/2019 11:59 PM

• General Registration

$30.00    3/4/2019 to 5/20/2019 8:00 AM

• Youth Registration (Ages 0-15) - No Shirt

$15.00    Expires 5/25/2019 7:00 PM

• NO SWAG option (General) - No shirt

$25.00    3/4/2019 to 5/25/2019 11:59 PM


$30.00    Expires 5/31/2019 11:59 PM

• Late Registration (9:30 am start)

$35.00    5/21/2019 to 5/25/2019 9:00 AM