Bite Size

Registration is open for the sweetest little race in town!

Located at Robinswood Park in Bellevue, WA, this easy 3 mile trail run is perfect for those that like the shorter stuff, are new to trail running or for trail runners that want a fast event on their trail racing calendar.

This event also offers a half-mile kiddie dash, perfect for introducing trail running to little ones.

The 3 Mile Run
The Bite Size Mud & Chocolate race is set on beautiful, non-technical trails that are well marked.  This race makes a great introduction to trail running. Come out and run with us and you’ll fall in love with trail running!  Feeling fast?  Come and check out these races for a great way to run a fast trail time. Not sure you can run 3 miles? Walkers are welcome to hit the trails with us too.

The Half Mile Kids Dash
This super fun romp on the trail is perfect for getting little (or big) ones out into nature! Introducing kids to the trails is a wonderful way to bolster their relationship with nature and the world around them. Little trail runners today, stewards of the Earth tomorrow!  We want our little runners to feel special, so their race is the first race of the day.  We also think this little run is a great way for bigger runners to warm up for the 3 miler!  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE KIDS DASH (parents can join kids for free), the cost is $10. Each child will receive a chocolate finisher medal when they cross the finish line.  100% of profits from the Kids Dash will be donated to the Strong Against Cancer Foundation. You can register by checking the Kids Dash box on your registration or by bringing $10 on race day, and registering there. If you plan to register your child on race day, you may want to bring an extra $10 for a Kids sized tee – we’ll have a limited number of adorable little Mud & Chocolate tees for sale at the race.

Number Pick-up
Kids Dash participants can pick up race numbers near the start of the race between 8:00 and 8:30am.

3 Mile participants can pick up race numbers near the start of the race between 8:00 and 8:45am.

Start Time
The Kids Dash starts at 8:40am, the 3 mile run will follow at 9:00am.

Refreshments
Kids Dash finishers will receive a delicious chocolate medal when they cross the finish line and can help themselves to chocolate milk.

All 3 Mile finishers will be presented with a delicious chocolate medal and a full size gourmet Seattle Chocolates bar, and of course, are invited to enjoy the spread of chocolate goodies at the chocolate finisher’s table.

Awards
Kids Dash finishers will receive a delicious chocolate medal when they cross the finish line and can help themselves to chocolate milk.

All 3 Mile finishers will be presented with a delicious chocolate medal and a full size gourmet Seattle Chocolates bar, and of course, are invited to enjoy the spread of chocolate goodies at the chocolate finisher’s table.

All registrants will be entered to win some fun random prizes.

We also think it’s fun to give something to the first folks that come across the finish line, so the overall male and female winners of the 3 Mile will receive a special chocolate treat provided by Seattle Chocolates.

Parking

Please park at the Big Picture school on the north end of the park, near the ballfields. There is plenty of parking at the school and it’s just a short walk to the race start/finish.  From the parking lot at the school, walk between the ballfields to the pond, and you’ll see us.  Also, because parking is limited, we encourage carpooling when possible.  You can discuss running and chocolate on the way over and then bring your race stories and full chocolate bellies home together!

Environment
We are committed to preserving our area’s gorgeous natural beauty and are focused on making Mud & Chocolate a “low impact” event.
Here are some of the ways that we are minimizing our impact on the environment:
•    We try to provide recycling and composting bins for racers
•    We use compostable cups at our aid stations and finish areas
•    We encourage carpooling and human powered transportation
•    Our signage and course markings are re-usable and leave no trace of our races
•    We hope our race helps raise environmental awareness and makes folks want to protect the trails
Plus, hosting races in our area’s beautiful parks provides funding to keep them running.

Our events have also raised enough money to buy hundreds of Thanksgiving dinners for Seattle’s homeless each year since 2011.

Questions?
Email us at info@mudandchocolate.com

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