We are runners. We come from diverse backgrounds and home towns. Some of us are competitive, some of us like to stop and smell the flowers on a newfound route, others enjoy the camaraderie of a great group of people.
We are community. We strive to help all runners reach their running goals, whatever those may be. We promote the sport of running and bring its benefits to as many people as possible.
We are educators. We offer coached training sessions and group runs almost every day of the week. We provide running resources and information to the public to help them plug-in and grow as runners.
We are friends. We make new connections over fun runs, hard runs, long runs and races. We bond over post-run breakfasts and beverages. We are not above costumed shenanigans or beer-fuelled pre-race carbo-loading.
We love to run. Period.
We are the Kelowna Running Club.
The Kelowna “Goats” started in the early 70s as a group of Kelowna runners, including Al Barry, Max and Jan Grace, Jack Farrell and Mike Whitaker.
In 1976 they gave themselves a name - Kelowna Running Club – and had a nickname the “Goats” bestowed upon them. This first KRC organized a fitness run in 1976, which enticed 1000 entrants! In the early 80s this largely informal group became formalised as the official Kelowna Running Club. Learn more about how our club came to be!
President: RJ Dueck
Vice President: Sharlet Leah
Secretary: Igor Pichugin
Treasurer: Sandra Wike
Director-at-Large: Shannen Beckinsale, Rob Ewanuk, Zach Jackman, Skye Kaidannek, Judith Kaplan, Chad Miller, Cindy Rhodes, David Tilley
You'll be welcome and all runs and races will become wonderful experiences.Join Us!