Commando Bay Run 2017
Some sage advice being offered to a couple of the "kids" before they set out to complete the full 26 k Commando Bay run on Saturday, June 24, 2017! This fantastic trail run through some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the Okanagan Valley took place under sunny skys and mostly dry trail conditions. A total of 54 runners and walkers participated, with a number of individuals completing the full distance. These hardy "kids" arrived at 5:00 A.M., while some of the more "fleet of foot" runners started at a more sensible hour to run the full route. The last participants departed at 7:30 and all runners were back by 10:00. Only 3 runners were "bloodied", but no serious injuries (they seemed to treat it like a badge of honor).
After the run many runners enjoyed a light breakfast at Bertram Park. Commemorative hats were provided there to paid up running club members who participated.
Please join us next year.
Fresh Air Midsummer 8k
The Fresh Air Midsummer 8 KM Race has been a stalwart of the Kelowna Running Club and the Interior Running Association race series for roughly 30 years. This year’s event is being take place on Sunday, July 2, at Gyro Park, 3400 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, commencing at 8:00 A.M.
This BC Road Running Series race is flat and fast. Some features to note in 2017:
- BC Provincial Championship for 8 km. distance
- The top 3 male and female runners will receive $200, $100, and $50 cash respectively!
- Chip timing for a more accurate finish time
- Slight route change this year, due to high lake water levels. Details may be found below.
This year's route is similar to that of previous yeras, but does not pass under highway 97 into City Park. It may be viewed on MapMyRun.
Please pay attention to the following changes. Runners should remain on the lake side of all streets, as that will be the shortest. At the beginning of the race proceed north on Walnut Avenue to Cedar Avenue. Do not turn right on Meikle Avenue. Upon arriving at Beach Avenue (just past the 3k marker) turn left, then right onto McDougall Street and follow it to Lake Avenue. Then turn left and run towards the lake a short distance, make the designated loop and run back up Lake Avenue to Riverside Avenue. Turn left on Riverside Avenue and follow it around to Abbott Street and then turn right and return to the entrance to Gyro Park. However, do not re-enter Gyro Park at this location. Turn left and proceed to the shared bike path on Lakeshore Drive, turn right and run past Gyro Park to a turn-around. Then proceed back to the nearest entry to the park and sprint the last 80 meters to the finish line and celebrate your achievement.
We would encourage you to register online.
Race package pickups and late registrations are available on Saturday, July 1, at Fresh Air Concept and on race day from 6:30 to 7:30 A.M. at Gyro Beach.
The Kelowna Running Club wants you to be rewarded with a personal best.
Strong Kids Race
Do you have kids under 12? Immediately following the Midsummer 8 km., a series of runs for those 6 and under (1 km.), 7 and 8 (2 km.), and 10 and 11 (3 km.) will take place. Visit the Fresh Air website (bottom of the web page) the register.
In addition to a $20 gift card from Fresh Air Experience/Concept all who sign up membership with the Kelwona Running Club for 2017 receive a free T-shirt. The shirts are now available and may be picked up at Orthoquest Pedorthics and Rehabiliatation at 1015 - 1021 Richter Street, Kelowna.
New Membership Registration/Renewal Process
The Kelowna Running Club is going more digital and is taking all new memberships and renewals online, via www.trackie.com. As part of this process all money must move through Trackie.
This process streamlines the registration process. All members are provided insurance coverage by BC Athletics. In the past, when registration was done in person, Liz or Diane had to track down all the personal information about the registrant, go to BC Athletics website and key in that information. Now Trackie will automatically transmit that information to BC Athletics and deposit the registration fee to our bank, saving Liz and Diane countless hours and minimizing the chance of errors (not that they ever made an error in the past).
The process is fairly straight forward.
Step 1 - at the top of this page click on ABOUT and select Join KRC – (or go directly to the membership form at Trackie)
Step 2 - Fill out your information and select membership type.
Step 3 - Click on Proceed to Step 2 and enter payment information and agree to waivers and then click on Confirm Registration. You may want to print your receipt.
Your cooperation in this regard will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please speak to one of your board members.
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Weekly Running Opportunities
There are a variety of organized group runs in and around Kelowna throughout the year. New runners are welcome at all of these events. So, whether you are a visitor to Kelowna or a resident, check out the attached PDF document and join in for exercise and fellowship with the greatest people in the world - "runners".
Help provide post-secondary funding for a deserving local student who is active in the local running scene.