KRC Activities

The Kelowna Running Club organizes activities throughout the year for its members and to support the broader running community. Follow us on Facebook to get the most up to date information on what we’re up to or check out our Calendar.

Annual Runs

Pub Relay

Now in its 20th year, the annual Kelowna Pub Relay is designed to be simple, fast and above all, not taken too seriously!

Each leg of the 6 person relay ends at a local Kelowna pub where a beverage (or two!) must be downed before the team receives their route map and sets off on the next leg. All teams show up in costume and arrive at the finish for lunch and prizes.

This is a popular, sold out event every year. Proceeds from this relay are donated to charity (2017 was the Canadian Cancer Society, 2016 was the Kelowna General Hospital).

Run to Commando Bay

This fantastic trail run through some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the Okanagan Valley is an out-and-back to Commando Bay.

Runners may choose to complete the full 26km route or turn around anywhere before Commando Bay. At the end of the run, KRC runners collect their commemorative swag and regroup for a light breakfast.

The 42nd annual Commando Bay Run will take place on June 16, 2018.

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KVR Trestle Run

Once a year, KRC members meet up to run the Kettle Valley Railway Trestles – a quintessential Kelowna experience.

This year’s KVR Trestle Run will be on August 4, 2018.

Community Outreach

KRC is always looking for new ways to serve the community. Notice a need in the running community?

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KRC Bursary

KRC awards a $500 bursary annually through the Central Okanagan Bursary and Scholarship Society (COBSS) for the purpose of providing financial assistance to enable a student to further their post-secondary education.

The bursary is awarded to a student engaged in either school or club running who is a mentor and volunteer for community and school activities.

Coach Training

KRC arranged a coaches’ training weekend for anyone interested in becoming a running coach.

There were 14 participants at the March 2018 session. The 4 KRC members who participated received a $50 subsidy toward their training.

Social Events

Want to know more about our social events or help us organize the next one?

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KRC Jingle Bell Christmas Party

KRC holds and annual winter holiday party to celebrate and reminisce on the past year of running.

Awards are given, including the much-coveted Golden Shoe Award, and fun and merriment is to be had all around. These parties are the stuff of legend – get your tickets early!

The 2018 Christmas Party will be on December 1, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites (2402 Hwy 97 N). Tickets are $40. Please contact Corrine Gable at 250-764-9114 or 250-870-7517 to purchase your tickets.

Pub Night

Now and again, we like to get out and celebrate the sport we love with the amazing people who do it. Get to know your local runners over a beer or two!

Our inaugural Pub Night with optional pre-beer Knox run took place on May 17, 2018. Pub Nights will be the third Thursday of every month. Check our Facebook page and join us for the next Pub Night!

Running Trips

Many KRC members love to travel across the world to run races. Our members have raced Maui, Cancun, Big Sur, Boston, Berlin and many many more.

KRC now helps connect its travel-bug-bitten members to share ideas and coordinate travel and accommodation. Join others on a trip or organize your own. Check out our Facebook page to see what trips we have lined up and to connect with fellow runners to get going on your next run-cation!

Our first trip will be to the Bridge of the Gods 5K/10K/Half-Marathon in Portland, Oregon on August 12, 2018.

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