Kelowna Running Club

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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.

Fresh Air Hard Knox Challenge

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Date: September 17, 2017- 7:30am start time

The Fresh Air Hard Knox Challenge has been a stalwart of the Kelowna Running Club and Interior Running Association race series for 30 plus years. You may not yet know "Fresh Air Hard Knox Challenge" but you will soon!


12 KM route starting at the base of Knox Mountain

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Fresh Air Hard Knox Challenge is not just a road race but an exciting combination of road and trail, you will get IRA points for the road series.

Why a "Challenge"?:

  • The route includes both road and trail section plus two timed sections:
    • Knox Grind - A timed section on the lower section of Apex. PS: Mizuno runners for both male and female winners
    • Miracle Mile to the finish line
  • A fast out and back leg along the Okanagan Lakeshore
  • A beautiful run to Paul's Tomb
  • A great finishing race within a race down Poplar Point Road to the finish line. This is the Miracle Mile

Post race BBQ by EK Grill. Invite your friends and family for burger at a modest price.

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Online signup is available through Zone 4 Systems. Please use online sign up whenever possible as it aids with administration on race day. Last day of online registration is Septmber 15, 18:00 PST.



Race director: RJ Dueck


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