Are you looking for a fun challenge and wanting 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 Candyland 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/
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 the trails. You will given a fun map with the routes. Each candy-station will stamp your map. 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 & Female (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) in the 3.5 mile and 10k distance. Online registration will close November 1st at 8pm
Parking will be at Temple Baptist Church 4555 Arena Rd, Richland, WA 99352
There will be a shuttle bus every 15mins to & from Candy Mt. Donation are welcome! Please, let those with small children or elderly park at Candy Mt. The parking at Candy Mt is very limited. NO PARKING ON THE ROAD WAY CLOSE TO THE PARKING LOT! Plan ahead for extra time with parking, unloading & reloading.
Packet Pick up and In-person Registration:
Friday, November 3rd 4:30-7pm at Runners Soul
Saturday, November 4th 7:30-8:30am (in the parking lot of Candy Mt)
Grumdrop Loop 1.25 mile- $15 until 9/31 - 10/01 $20 - In-person $25
Chocolate Route 3.5 mile- $25 until 9/31 - 10/01 $30 - In-person $35
Licorice Trail 10k - $35 until 9/31 - 10/01 $40 - In-person $45
Gumdrop Loop - 1.25 miles with 92ft elevation gain [out & back loop] Start time 9:00am.
This route will be short & 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 half way mark, you will take a left 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!
Chocolate Route - 3.5 miles with 545ft elevation gain. [out & back route] Start time 8:45am
Up for an adventure to the top of Candy Mt? 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. You will take the same route back down, passing by all the treats again. But.. 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 (out&back trail) Start time 8:30am