Candyland Run

Richland, WA, USA
02 Nov, 2024 (Sat)

Trail running

1.25 mi, 3.5 mi, 6.2 mi

About the event

Are you looking for a fun challenge and want to support a local non-profit? Join us for a Sweet Adventure...

 

Take a magical journey through Candy Land. Walk, hike, or run! Relive one of your favorite childhood games as a real-life adventure. Enjoy some of Tri-Cities' local trails, visit the candy-themed stations, and meet special Candy Land characters. 

 

This event is a fundraiser for Mirror Ministries. All proceeds & entry fees will go directly to support Mirror Ministries, an organization of people who embrace the vision of hope for victims and survivors of sex trafficking. We work toward this vision knowing God’s grace is reflected in each one of us as we pray, serve, and give to show survivors their true worth. For more information visit https://www.mirror-ministries.org/

 

Run/Hike Details:   This sweet adventure will start and end in the parking lot of Candy Mountain in Richland, WA. Depending on your ability and how long you want to stay in “Candy Land," we offer three different routes. All routes will be on trails. You will be given a fun map for each route, and the stations will be marked on it. The longer you participate, the more treats you get! Each finisher will get a special finisher gift. Special awards will be given to the Top Overall male and female (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) in the 3.5 mile and 10k distance.   Parking: Parking will be at Temple Baptist Church, 4555 Arena Rd, Richland, WA 99352  There will be a shuttle bus every 15 minutes to and from Candy Mountain starting at 7 a.m. Plan ahead for extra time with parking, unloading, and reloading. Please, only those with small children or the elderly park at Candy Mountain. The parking at Candy Mountain is very limited. NO PARKING ON THE ROADWAY CLOSE TO THE CANDY MOUNTAIN PARKING LOT. Dates: Online registration will close on October 29th at 8 p.m. Shirt and hoodie orders will end on October 10th at 8 p.m. Packet Pick up and In-person Registration: Friday, November 1st, 4:30-7 p.m. at Runners Soul 5020 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336 Saturday, November 2, 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Candy Mountain parking lot. Prices: Grumdrop Loop 1.25 mile:    $15 until 9/31 - 10/29 $20  -  In-person $25 Chocolate Route 3.5 mile:     $25 until 9/31 - 10/29 $30 -   In-person $35 Licorice Trail 10k:                   $35 until 9/31 - 10/29 $40 -   In-person $45   Long sleeve shirts:                 $25 order by 10/10    The Routes: Gumdrop Loop - 1.25 miles with 92ft elevation gain (loop route). Start time 10:30 a.m. 

This route will be short and sweet—perfect for kids and families! The Gingerbread Tree will be your first station for your gingerbread treat. Then pass through Peppermint Forest to get your candy cane from Mr. Mint. At the halfway mark, you will turn left onto Gumdrop Pass. Be on the lookout for Jolly. His gumdrops will help you make it to the finish line at the famous Candy Castle. King Candy will be welcoming you back from the land of sweets!

Chocolate Route - 3.5 miles with 545ft elevation gain (up and back route). Start time 9:30 a.m. 

Up for an adventure to the top of Candy Mountain? The Gingerbread Tree will be your first station for your gingerbread treat. Then pass through Peppermint Forest to get your candy cane from Mr. Mint. Continue on Rainbow trail to the top of the mountain. Next stop will be Peanut Acres to meet Gramma Nutt for your nutty treat. Enjoy the colorful Lollipop Woods and get your sucker from Lolly. Once at the top, don’t get stuck in the Chocolate Swamp! Gloppy will be there to reward your efforts with some delicious chocolate. Then make your way back down, turning on Gumdrop Pass. Be on the lookout for Jolly—his gumdrops will help you make it to the finish line at the famous Candy Castle! King Candy will be welcoming you back from the land of sweets.

Licorice Trail- 10k, 6.2 miles with 1,263ft elevation gain (new loop route) Start time 8:00 a.m.    

If you’re up for an extra {hard} challenge, this route includes the special Licorice Trail! The Gingerbread Tree will be your first station for your gingerbread treat. Then pass through Peppermint Forest to get your candy cane from Mr. Mint. Continue on Rainbow Trail to the top of the mountain. Next stop will be Peanut Acres to meet Gramma Nutt for your nutty treat. Enjoy the colorful Lollipop Woods and get your sucker from Lolly. Once at the top, don’t get stuck in the Chocolate Swamp! Gloppy will be there to reward your efforts with some delicious chocolate. You'll then head down the {steep}backside of Candy Mountain. Be on the lookout for Princess Frostine at Frozen Lake with your frosty drink of water or electrolyte. Then on to find secret Licorice Trail and meet Lord Licorice. He'll direct you down the road. A course Marshall will turn you into the beautiful orchards where you will get to Cupcake Commons. Then get back on the trails at the Gumdrop Pass. Be on the lookout for Jolly—his gumdrops will help you make it to the finish line at the famous Candy Castle. **please, note this route is for more experienced trail runners and hikers. You may want to bring hiking poles for the backside of Candy Mountain. There will be a section that is rocky and some single track out&back   

 

After enjoying the trails & treats, claim your throne as “Candy Land Royalty." Then come learn more about Mirror Ministries and how they help make a difference in our community! 

Any questions: email race director Annika Brubaker: [email protected]

Races offered by this event

You have 14 weeks to prepare

Trail 6.2 mile

02 Nov, 2024 (Sat) - 08:00
Trail running
6.2 mi
1263 ft of elevation gain
Solo
On site
Trail

Trail 3.5 mile

02 Nov, 2024 (Sat) - 09:30
Trail running
3.5 mi
545 ft of elevation gain
Solo
On site
Trail

Trail 1.25 mile

02 Nov, 2024 (Sat) - 10:30
Trail running
1.25 mi
92 ft of elevation gain
Solo
On site
Trail

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