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 Participants

Sixty-four hearty runners and walkers participated in the 40th annual Commando Bay (formerly run to Naramata) on Saturday, June 25, 2015. Shown above is the second group of runners, who departed at 5:35. They were preceded by two other female runners, who left 5 minutes earlier and returned at 10:45. Of course the guys slept in, none showing until some time later.

This year there were no reported bear or snake encounters and little in the way of scrapes and bruises. Other than a short rain shower around 6:00 the weather was perfect.

The participants gathered after the run at Bertram Park for coffee and nibbles. Commemorative jackets were handed out to the first 50 participants who were club members.

Everyone appeared to enjoy the morning and, no doubt, are looking forward to next year’s rendition. 


We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming Fresh Air Midsummer 8k provincial championship and Strong Kids Run #2 to be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016, starting at 8 A.M. These events start and finish at Gyro Park on Lakeshore Drive. There will be many runners from around B.C. here to compete and we are anxious to showcase how to put on a first class event. This requires many volunteers, from road marshals to finish line personnel. So come out, enjoy the rays and participate in this fun event. At the awards ceremony following the events one lucky volunteer will win a pair of New Balance shoes. To volunteer for the 8k race contact R.J. Dueck. To volunteer for the Strong Kids run go online and pick your position. The Strong Kids run will follow the 8k race, so feel free to volunteer for both.


With the upcoming provinvial 8k road running championship, namely the Freshair Midsummer 8k, coming up, runners please take note that in order to qualify for any B.C. Athletic prizes or awards, including age graded placement, the runner must have a B.C. Athletics membership. For many clubs membership in that club does not automatically include membership in B.C. Athletics.


Hard work is being done in preparation for the remaining two road races in the Interior Running Association road race series for 2016, namely the Fresh Air Midsummer 8k (July 3, 2016) and the Fresh Air Hard Knox 12k (August 14, 2016).

The Fresh Air Midsummer 8k is a provincial championship, which requires extra attention to detail (although aren’t we near perfect all the time?).

Don’t forget that Fresh Air Experience has put up a prize of a $500 Fresh Air gift certificate. To be eligible for the draw one must participate in at least one of these races or in the Fresh Air Women’s Run 5k and 10k (June 12, 2016) and must register early.  Each time one enters one of these races at least 30 days prior to the race date, their name is entered in the draw, which will be made at the Larry Nicholas Cross Country race on October 30, 2016.  So fellas, you have three chances to win, while the gals have four chances (which is only fair, isn’t it?).

Rooms at UCBO in the students' accomodation has been set aside for the Fresh Air Midsummer 8k and Fresh Air Hard Knox. Information is attached.  Please note that the booking deadline is May 16, 2016.  So if you are from out of town and do not wish to travel the morning of the race act now.

This year the Kelowna Running Club is awarding a unique medal to all participants in the three Kelowna Running Club sponsored road races.  Each runner will receive a stand alone medal.  If someone does all three races, the medals all clip together via magnetic hook and they have a very unique medal.  Don’t pass up the opportunity to receive such a unique medal, while improving your chances of winning the $500 gift certificate.

Composite Medals


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