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.


Commando Bay Run

Trailhead - Commando Bay Run

Please join us for our annual run towards Commando Bay and back.  This is a fantastic trail run through some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the Okanagan Valley.  You will run through forest and open vistas, canyons and lake views.  While the full route is approximately 26 km., runners may turn around whenever they wish.

Most runners meet between 7:00 A.M. and 7:30 A.M. at the trailhead near 7595 Lakeshore Drive and run part of the way. Those hardy individuals who plan to go all the way to Commando Bay beach usually start around 5:30 A.M.

We ask all runners to sign in and sign out. A sign-in sheet will be provided at the trail head.  For safety purposes we want to ensure that all runners have returned.  We also encourage everyone to run with a partner or in a group. 

There is one small bridge off a right hand turn - it has been washed out. But no problem - go straight for 50 feet and then turn right and follow the orange tapped pathway.

After the run join us for a light breakfast at Bertram Park.  Commemorative hats will be provided there to paid up running club members who participate. There is no charge for this event.

As is the case with all of our Saturday runs, you do not have to be a Kelowna Running Club member to participate. Walkers are always welcome.

Please join us.

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.

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.

Membership Benefits

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 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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