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

Commando Bay

The thirty-ninth annual run to Commando Bay (formerly Goats Run to Naramata) was held on Saturday, June 27, 2015.  Fifty hearty participants set out to complete various distances in this out and back challenging trail run.  Several ran all the way to the Commando Bay beach, a distance of 26.7 km.  The early birds set out at 5:30 A.M.!

Several animals, birds and reptiles were spotted along the improved trail.  Not even the blood flowing off a few runners who fell on the rocks could interest a couple of black bears seen along the trail.  Too lean to be appetizing!

The run was followed by a nutritious breakfast at Bertram Park.

The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon donated an entry to their upcoming half marathon to be held on September 6, 2015.  This was raffled off, with the proceeds going to the Central Okanagan Bursary Society.  The lucky winner was Garry Bell (again).

A great time was had by all.  Please plan to join us next year.

Fresh Air Midsummer 8k

The Fresh Air Midsummer 8k race will take place in Kelowna on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at 8:00 A.M.  This flat, fast 8 km. race along Abbott Street beside the shores of Okanagan Lake starts and finishes at Gyro Park, with the turn around in City Park.  Fresh Air Experience is our title sponsor.

This race is number 7 of The Interior Running Association road race series, number 13 of the BC Road Running series and Strong Kids race number 2.  It typically attracts elite runners from outside of Okanagan Valley, but the runners range from teenagers to 80 year olds, die hard racers to recreational runners. 

Come race the field, race those in your age group or see how you stack up against all the runners in your gender group with our age adjusted scoring system.  To find out more about the race and to register go here.  You may pick up your race package on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Fresh Air Concept, 555 Groves Avenue, Kelowna, from 1:00 to 5:00 or race day at Gyro Beach from 6:30 to 7:30.

After the race join us for the awards ceremony, refresments and draw prizes.


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