KRC Annual Runs

Besides the weekly runs, KRC has a number of recurring annual races and runs; these include:

  • Midsummer 8km - July
  • Larry Nicholas Memorial XC - October/November
  • Goats' Commando Bay Run - June
  • Goats' KVR Trestle Run - August

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Goats' Run Routes

Midsummer 8k

Harness your inner superhero and achieve your personal goals at this BC Road Running Series race which is flat and fast.

The Midsummer 8K Race has been a stalwart of the Kelowna Running Club and Interior Running Association road race series for roughly 30 years.

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Larry Nicholas 9k

The Larry Nicholas Memorial is a fun day including both 4 and 9 KM cross-country routes in Mission Creek Regional Park. This park is a wonderful retreat where you can transition from city to the trails in minutes.

The Larry Nicholas Memorial Cross-Country Race has been a stalwart of the Kelowna Running Club and Interior Running Association cross country race series for over 30 years.

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Commando Bay Run

Annual Commando Bay run takes place in a beautiful Okanagan Mountain park. Runners start as early as 6am but staggering times are available. You get to choose how far you want to run. It is an out and back trail run. It is possible to turn back at any point in time. Runners start with a rocky uphill followed by lush areas and finished in a scenic canyon.

Route link for the Annual Goats' Run to Commando Bay through Okanagan Mountain Park: 26km

Meet at 6850 Lakeshore Rd. located 3.5 kms past Rimrock Rd. Suggested meet times are between 6 and 7 am. Please, post on KRC Facebook page (https://goo.gl/57Vumd) if you need a partner/group to runwith. 

It is a FREE event followed by a refreshment breakfast at Bertram Creek Park.

This is a trail run with some technical sections. All runners are encouraged to run with a partner or group. Carry at least a cell phone, water and food/fuel. Dress appropriately for the weather. Although facilitated and coordinated by KRC, this is not a formal, official event. All participants do so entirely at their own risk. 

KVR Trestle Run

Annual KVR Trestle run takes place, usually in August, up in the hills on the old Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) route. Check the calendar in summer for the year's event date.

Runners start from the KVR parking lot at Myra Station, located at the junction of the KVR and Myra Forest Service Road (FSR). You get to choose how far you want to run. It is an out and back flat trail run. It is possible to turn back at any point in time.

Here is the route link for the KVR Trestle Run through Okanagan Mountain Park: 25km

The Myra FSR, an 8km dirt road climbing up from McCulloch Road to the KVR Trail, is a right turn off McCulloch, ±2.8km past the entrance off McCulloch to Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Estate.

This is a FREE event followed by coffee by KRC with potluck breakfast/snacks by participants.

This is a relatively easy trail run. nevertheless, all runners are encouraged to run with a partner or group. The trail is at approximately 4000 feet ASL, so dress appropriately for the weather. Although facilitated and coordinated by KRC, this is not a formal, official event. All participants do so entirely at their own risk. 

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