Race Preview: 2020 Charlie’s Chocolate 5K and 10K Trail Run (Ashland)

Did you know that 2 of the things that many of you hold dear have been combined to produce Charlie’s Chocolate 5K and 10K Trail Run? That’s right – Running and Chocolate are what this event is all about! Held as part of the 16th annual Oregon Chocolate Festival, Charlie’s Chocolate Run will be held at Emigrant Lake Recreation Area. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite Charlie and the Chocolate Factory character for this delicious event and finishers will take home a Charlie’s Chocolate Bar from Branson’s Chocolate. The top 3 male and female will win a “splendid chocolate delight.” There will also be awards for best costume and age group awards.

In addition to the 5K and 10K options, there is also a 1 mile Fun Run/Kids race, open to kids of all ages.

Now, don’t just run, grab that chocolate bar, and head home. Add $15-$20 to your race fee and get a 1 or 2 day Chocolate Festival pass to indulge the chocolate lover in you. This is sure to be a delicious weekend complete with a run to wrap it up perfectly.

Charlie’s Chocolate Trail Run Details

Date: Sunday, March 8


  • 9:00 A.M. – 1 Mile Race
  • 9:15 A.M. – 5k/10K

Location: Emigrant Lake Recreation Area, Ashland

Entry Fees:

  • $35 – 10K
  • $25 – 5K
  • $15 – 1 Mile Fun Run
  • 1 Day Festival Pass – add $15
  • 2 Day Festival Pass – add $20

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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