In existence since 1998, 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, taking place in November every year, watch the calendar for details. Half the proceeds from this relay are donated to local charities.
The fantastic Commando Bay 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 event has been going for over 40 years, watch the June calendar each year for the next running!
Once a year, KRC members meet up for the KVR Trestle Run across the Kettle Valley Railway Trestles – a quintessential Kelowna experience.
The KVR Trestle Run traditionally take place each year, in late summer, watch the August calendar for details.
KRC is always looking for new ways to serve the community. Notice a need in the running community?
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.
In 2018 KRC arranged a coaches’ training weekend for anyone interested in becoming a running coach.
Watch the webpage and Facebook page for future coaching events.
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!
Details will be published each year, once finalised, via this webpage or the KRC Facebook page.
This event has been cancelled, since the start of the pandemic in early 2020. If/when the event is resurrected, this notice and the listings on the events calendar will be edited/updated.
[FYI - on Thursdays at 6pm, KRC members used to get out and celebrate the sport we love with the amazing people who do it. It was also a chance to get to know the KRCrunners, over a 45min - 1hr run followed by beverage or two! Keep checking the KRC Facebook page so you don't miss the Pub Social Runs once they start up again!]
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!
You'll be welcome and all runs and races will become wonderful experiences.Join Us!