Okanagan College Half Marathon
Race Day 2016 - Sunday, April 3
Online registration has now closed for the 2016 race. If you would like to participate, you can register in person on Saturday, April 2 from 10 -12 or on the morning of the race before 7:45 a.m. at the Centre for Learning at Okanagan College. Payment may be made in cash or by cheque made out to Okanagan College.
Race fees are:
Half Marathon $80
10 K $60
Race package pick up
All registered runners can pick up their bibs, chips and giveaways on Saturday, April 2 in the atrium of the Centre for Learning at Okanagan College between the hours of 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and on race morning BEFORE 7:40 a.m.
Runners can also register in person on Saturday morning between 10 - 12 or on race morning prior to 7:45 a.m. Cash or cheques will be accepted.
Half Marathon: 8:15 a.m. start
The half marathon will cover 21.1 kms of Kelowna pavement, taking runners from the campus of Okanagan College along the Abbott corridor into City Park and will turn around atop the first hill on Knox Mountain. Runners will make their way back along the waterfront to Gyro Beach, exit Gyro and cross Lakeshore at Swordy Road, turn left on Casorso, right on KLO and finish at the KLO campus.
Prize money will be offered to the top three finishers in the male and female division of the half marathon. On each side, first place will receive $250, second place will take $150 and the third place finisher will receive $100.
Five water and energy replacement stations will be at the following locations for the half marathon and relay (10 km runners will use station 1 and station 5, which is approximately 8 km into the 10 km race).
Portable washrooms will also be available at each of the following water stations:
1. 3.5 Km at the end of Lake Ave.
2. 7.5 Km on Okanagan Blvd. between Kingsway and Richter
3. 12 Km at the bottom of Knox Mt.
4. 15.5 Km at the end of Lake Ave. (same as station #1)
5. 19 Km at the entrance to Gyro Park (south end of Watt Road)
Relay Race: 8:15 a.m. start
For new runners or those looking for a shorter distance, the Okanagan College Half Marathon offers a relay race that covers the same course as the half marathon and allows up to five runners to participate. Relay teams register online - team captains will register the team name and each member must download and complete a race waiver, available here.
Relay transition stations are at the following locations:
1. The Sails Fountain – 4.5 Km
2. Corner of Crowley Ave. and Ethel St. – 8.1 Km
3. Entrance to Sutherland Park on Ellis St. near Central Ave. – 12.1 Km
4. Entrance to Strathcona Park at Abbott St. and Strathcona Ave. – 16.6 Km
Download the relay runner waiver.
10 km Race: 8 a.m. start
The Okanagan College Half Marathon series also offers a flat and fast 10 km course on race day. The 10 km race will take runners along the same first and last portions of the half marathon course but will turnaround in City Park.
Stay tuned for more information or check us out on Facebook.
Visit our Facebook page to view photos from this year's race.
* Please note, this a running event and there is no category for walkers. Strollers and dogs are not permitted on the course.
Any non-runners wishing to be involved with the race can lend their time as race volunteers or course marshals. There is no experience or certification necessary, volunteers do not direct traffic but instead assist in keeping runners safe while on the course. Please contact Michelle Lowry to get involved.
Thanks to all of the volunteers who made the 2015 race spectacular.
Photos from the race have been posted on the Okanagan College Half Marathon Facebook page.
Anyone with comments or feedback about the race can email: firstname.lastname@example.org.