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A ‘fresh’ running group is hitting Kelowna streets, post-run bevvies and fun

What trail, track and road runners need to know about the running scene in Kelowna
(Fresh Air Run Club/Submitted)

Running is having a moment in the sun in Kelowna.

The Fresh Air running club has been revived after a COVID-induced hiatus.

A Capital News reporter took to the streets with the group to see what it was all about and reports that it was “very fun.”

The Fresh Air run club meets on Wednesdays at 6p.m. for a beginner and expert-friendly jaunt. All abilities are welcome and the group will split up as required to accommodate all paces. The group welcomes people who walk/run as well as those training at an elite level. People can expect to run approximately 10km with the Fresh Air group.

All runners regroup after for a bevvy, some laughs and, when the weather requires, a swim in the lake. Follow the Fresh Air club 81 on Strava for weekly updates.

In addition to the Fresh Air club, another group of runners meets at the Play store on Harvey Avenue on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for a gentle 5km run. Be sure to follow them on Instagram at @play_kelowna or on Strava for up-to-date information on the weekly runs.

On Tuesdays, trail runners meet at Railside Brewing at 6:30p.m. for a shuffle up Knox Mountain and a brewskie afterwards.

The Kelowna Running Club meets multiple times each week. On Monday and Thursday the group meets at 8a.m. at the EECO lodge on Mission Creek. Tuesdays are a track workout at 6p.m. at the Apple Bowl and on Saturday the group meets at a new location each week at 7:20 a.m. Email the club at or follow the KRC on Facebook for more information and for the start location of the weekly Saturday morning run.

For additional information on the Kelowna Running Club, their events and weekly runs visit

After all the training runs, test your speed at one of the Interior Running Association’s road or fall cross country races.

For people interested in racing on the trails, check out the Dirty Feet trail series and the Bush Babes races, which take place in the beautiful parks across the Okanagan.

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Jacqueline Gelineau

About the Author: Jacqueline Gelineau

I'm a reporter in the beginning stages of my career. I joined the team at Capital News in November 2021...
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