Race against Olympians at Kelowna’s Midsummer 8km race.
On July 16, participants will toe the line along with two-time Olympian Malindi Elmore and Olympian and UBCO heat alumni Trevor Hofbauer.
The fast and flat 8km race takes place along Kelowna’s waterfront starting at at Gyro Park.. The race is on a certified course, and is certified fun.
The out and back format of the event means that even back of the pack runners will be able to see the Olympians and fast racers duke it out for the podium after the turn around point.
All people are invited to come out and run, including those wanting to test their limits against the elites as well as beginners looking to run their first ever 8km while participating in a fun and friendly summer activity.
The top three male and female finishers will receive prizes.
Runners will receive souvenirs, post-race snacks and the chance to win draw prizes.
There will also be a one mile kid’s fun run after the event, to ensure the whole family has fun.
This year, the Interior Running Association is celebrating its 40th year of organizing community events.
A portion of the race proceeds will be donated to the UBCO Track and cross country team, which is coached by Elmore.
This fall, UBCO will be hosting the Canada West Cross Country Championships.
More information on local races is available at interiorrunningassociation.com.