Sunday – November 12, 2023
Saturday – Pre Reg. 3:00 – 5:00

9:00 a.m.

Disability Friendly: Yes

Strollers: Yes

Dogs: Yes


800m fun run, 5k, 10k (Double)  


 November 10   
3:00 p.m. KONA Arrival, equipment unload, Tent and Portajohn arrival
7:00 p.m. Dinner

November 11  
10:00 a.m.
KONA set up continues
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Set up continues
3:00 p.m. Pre Registration Pick-Up OPEN
5:00 p.m. Pre Registration Pick-UP CLOSED
7:00 p.m.

November 12
6:30 a.m.
Support crew volunteer phase one arrival
7:00 a.m. Registration /Packet Pickup open
8:00 a.m.
Support crew volunteer phase two arrival
8:45 a.m.
Registration Closed
8:50 a.m. National Anthem
8:55 a.m. Kids fun run begin
9:05 a.m. 10k and 15k (Double Up start)
9:12 a.m. 5k start
10:00 a.m. 5k awards available for pickup
11:00 a.m. Awards available for pickup 10k (& DoubleUp)
11:10 a.m. 15k Course closed

Course information

Another rolling Kona course.  Starting out with a flat and then into a slightly rolling beautiful residential area.  Wide roads with a slight undulation to them as you can view in the course map.   Aid stations at miles 1,2 and 3 with water and Gatorade Endurance Formula and Gator Gel.  

Venue information

The beautiful Northville Michigan hosts this chocolate extravaganza.  A venue with a plethora of FREE parking, enough space to accommodate any number of athletes at the start and finish.  The course is excellent as it winds you around into a beautiful residential areas and back to a great finish with plenty of space to spread out.  Kids Fun Run will be safe and secure

Registration information

Saturday 3:00 – 5:00 Sunday 7:00 am, Close 8:45 am.  Once you arrive on site follow the signs and flags to the registration start area.  Have you id ready and proceed to your group.  Do not arrive late, we will not delay the start of an event for late arrivals.  To avoid lines, please don’t wait till the last minute to arrive. Click here for tent map


Kids Fun Run: $25, 5k: $50, 10k: $55, Double (15k)$70
Add $5 week of event (11.13)

Add $10 day before, day of.  
Add $15 for Long Sleeve tech shirt in addition to Jacket


All events offer the same refund policy as other events in the industry nationwide.  No Refunds or transfers for any reason!  If an event is canceled due to circumstances out of our control including pandemic, health crisis, construction, weather, unsafe conditions etc.  There will be NO Refunds or transfers. *Refunds or transfers granted for Military transfer or death.  Jackets to those that opt in for and the first 1300 only!  Long Sleeve shirts guaranteed 14 days out.  If you register late your shirt is not guaranteed.  Raffle: Treadmill based on availability.  

Athlete Amenities

Huge Chocolate Buffet style.  Super cool SILVER finisher medal. 5 lucky athletes will receive the GOLDEN MEDAL for a chance to enter the Chocolate Money Machine to grab the cash.  Long sleeve tech shirt, Those that opt for the “Jacket” will receive that Those will go to the first 1300 as there are 4 versions to receive. Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate – including Hot Chocolate, Tea and Coffee. – See Below For Images*  Over $5000 in fitness equipment will be raffled off.  Tickets are available onsite for purchase for the treadmill and bike.  Participants are automatically entered for the other items.  Treadmill upon availability.  Click here for venue map     Click here for tent map

**Please note, Jackets will NOT be mailed to participants who do not attend.  We understand it is going to be a cold morning and folks may chose to not come however we will not be mailing jackets out.  


 parking will be the Northville Twp. community park across the street. 


Thanks to: TBA 
Support Crew: High School National Honor Society kids

EVENT Ammenities


5K, 10k Double Up Offered

The traditional Kona Double Up is offered at this venue.  Those looking for the longer event, The 10k starts first, followed by the 5k, 10k double up athletes keep going for for lap 2 to complete your Double Up 10k..

Custom Event Medal

This year’s custom Silver medal features a 4.5 inch x 4.5 inch design with a custom ribbon.  If you are one of the 3 lucky GOLDEN MEDAL recipients you get to enter the Chocolate Money Machine for your chance to grab the cash.

Guernsey Chocolate Run Jacket

Race Swag

THE JACKET!!! – 1300 to the first 1300 registered.  THE GOLDEN MEDAL!!! there are 3 GOLDEN MEDALS, if you are a lucky one you get to enter the Chocolate Money Machine for you to grab as much cash as you can!!!  Custom Long sleeve to everyone else.

Fun Enviornment

Its Chocolate, its the holiday season, chocolate, its just before Thanksgiving, chocolate, music, chocolate, awards, chocolate, medals, chocolate, and smiling, laughing, chocolate faces.  

The Chocolate Buffet

This year will feature make your own Hot Chocolate, Coffee, or Tea.  Then of course GUERNSEYS Chocolate Milk, Chocolate cookies, pastries, candies and more.


Kona Life is the lifestyle behind our Kona Brand. Everything we do, everything we touch we want it to be fun, positive and inspire friends and families to achieve their fitness goals while having fun! Some events and races are all about the Billy B.A.’s out there who always seem to somehow be stronger, faster, and further than everyone else. We pride ourselves in creating a fun, laid back yet challenging event and race experience that our athletes come back to time and time again. Express yourself and become apart of the Kona Running Fam. Aloha!


For those of you who are ready to take your running to the next level Kona has something to offer you as well. Our professionally timed events offer our athletes not only themed, scenic fun but, also considerable challenge with 10k and 15k (Double-up) events with longer distances but with the same great atmosphere. Why not push yourself while having some post event fun? At Kona you can have it both ways!