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.


2016 Kelowna Running Club Christmas Party

 2016 KRC Christmas Party

Come join the Kelowna Running Club for their annual Christmas Party, to be held at the East Kelowna Community Hall, junction of KLO, McCulloch and East Kelowna Road. This fun event starts at 5:30 PM on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Tickets are $40 per person and includes dinner - a fantastic meal catered by EK's Grill - as well as dancing on the best dance floor in Kelowna to the Blue City Trio. 

Please purchase your tickets online at Eventbrite.

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.

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

2016 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.