Kelowna Running Club

Member club of BC Athletics

The Kelowna Running Club will provide opportunities for the community to participate, recreate and be educated in the sport of running at whatever level they choose.


Larry Nicholas Memorial Run

Larry Nicholas Memorial Run

The Larry Nicholas Memorial Cross-Country Race has been a stalwart of the Kelowna Running Club and Interior Running Association cross-country race series for over 30 years. 

Larry was an avid athlete with a love for running. His untimely passing while rock climbing in the mid1980s has been acknowledged every year since through this run that is sponsored by the Kelowna Running Club, but driven by his mother Donna Nicholas and her family.

The Larry Nicholas Memorial is a fun day including both 4 and 9 km cross-country routes, taking place at the Mission Creek Regional Park, 2363 Springfield Road, Kelowna on Sunday, October 30, 2016, starting at 10:00 A.M. Bib pick up is only available at the race start, from 8:00 to 9:30. Late registrations will be accepted at the same time. 

Once the 9 kilometer race is completed (roughly 11:15), the StrongKids are set loose to run age-driven distances from 1 kilometer to 3 kilometers.  Visit the Fresh Air website for more details.

Register before September 30, 2016, and you may be the fortunate one to win a $500 Fresh Air gift certificate (draw to be made following the race). Online registration is encouraged. Should you have any questions feel free to contact the race director Cindy Rhodes.

Don't worry about bears. We always send our speedy race director around the course first to attract any that may be in the area!

Of course, these events cannot be held without the assistance of the volunteers. If you are not racing, please volunteer – it’s lots of fun. You may register online for one or more of many positions listed at

18th Annual Pub Relay

KRC Pub Relay

The 18th annual Kelowna Pub Relay will take place on November 13, 2016. The course measures approximately 32 kilometers - covering six legs, stopping at six amazing Kelowna Pubs. The catch - the course is secret!

Registered teams of six runners will show up in their costumes at the Start/Finish (BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery) at 10:15 am and be handed a map of the first leg. The runner and team take off for the next Pub/Exchange, after drinking a beverage and snapping an optional team pic, your team receives the next leg map, until, 6 legs later, you arrive back at BNA for lunch!

Your $210 team entry covers your 6-person team's course beer, lunch at BNA Brewing & Co., and a post-race BNA pint. Register online with EventBrite.

Prizes for best team costumes and much more!

This is a fun event – not to be taken too seriously. However, put your team together and, at your option, initialize your running and/or drinking training program.

Any proceeds will be donated to the Kelowna General Hospital.


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KRC Bursary

Help provide post-secondary funding for a deserving local student who is active in the local running scene.