The Larry Nicholas Memorial Run is an 8.2KM cross-country route in Mission Creek Regional Park. This park is a wonderful retreat where you can transition from city to the trails in minutes.

Larry was an avid athlete with a love for running. His untimely passing while rock climbing in the mid-1980s has been celebrated every year since through this run that is sponsored by the Kelowna Running Club, but driven by his mother Donna Nicholas and their family.

KRC donates the proceeds from this race to a scholarship fund established in Larry’s honour.

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 35 years.


Date and Time:

The 2024 Edition of the race will be the 40th edition and will take place on Sunday November 3rd

Registration is open now, sign up below!

Location: Mission Creek Regional Park – 2363 Springfield Road (intersection of Springfield and Durnin Roads).

This is a 8.2K race with 3 loops near Mission Creek EECO Centre.


  • Water station at start/finish.
  • Washrooms near start and finish. First Aid on site.
  • Age group prizes
  • Shorter distance kids race after the main event
  • Lots of draw prizes for participants (including the grand prize of a pair of New Balance shoes!)