Event Info

Race Packet Pick-up

Friday, May 19th from 9:30 AM – 5 PM and Saturday May 20th  from 12:00 PM to 5 PM at:

Peach City Runners

214 Main Street
Penticton, BC

There will be limited package pick-up on race day morning (Sunday, May 21st) between 7:00 AM and 7:45 AM at Skaha Lake park, but NO day of race registration. Race start is punctual and will not be held up for athletes not picking up their packages in the prescribed times.

Course Restrictions & Traffic

For insurance/liability and safety reasons we must limit access to the course to registered runners only. Bicycles, roller blades/skates, running with dogs and the use of headsets are strictly prohibited on the course. The use of pacers is not allowed. Failure to comply with these conditions will lead to disqualification. Runners accompanied by a cyclist will be disqualified. This course is NOT closed to traffic although efforts will be made to control volume where possible. Traffic can be heavy this time of year, given the event is on a long weekend. Major intersections will be marshaled, however runners have to assume responsibility and be aware of traffic conditions at all times.

Baby joggers will be allowed, but under normal circumstances will start at the back of the main field. If you can demonstrate to organizers that you are capable of running at the front with the leaders, then special permission will be granted for a front row start.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be approximately every 3 KMS on the course. There 3 aid stations for the 10 KM Run and 6 stations for the Half-Marathon. Each will be supplied with water, Eload sport drink and friendly volunteers. Aid station support will remain on course for a maximum of 3 hours. Stations will shut down along the course as the final runner passes.

Washroom Facilities

Bathroom facilities are available at the Start/Finish areas in the Park. There will also be portable facilities available at the turn points of both events. There are NO SHOWER facilities at the Start/Finish area, however the lake is available for the hearty.

Medical

Each aid station will have cell phone contact with the Finish Line. In the case of a medical issue or drop out from the event, proceed to the nearest Aid Station and inform the aid station of your situation. The Finish Line area will have qualified emergency personnel available.

Rejuvenation

There will be a rejuvenation area set up at the Finish area with refreshments, food and coffee available. This is for athletes only please, as supplies are limited and not available to spectators and family members.

Parking

Skaha Beach has free parking lots at either end of the beach. Please only park in a designated parking lot. Residents in the area do not want their driveways blocked. The beach is patrolled and improperly parked vehicles will be ticketed.

Weather

Normal mean temperature for May 21st is 15C/59F at start time. Rainfall for that time of year has a 21% chance of 1 mm or more. The lakeshore can be windy.

Travel Arrangements & Accommodation

The long weekend of the event is one of the busiest in the spring in the Okanagan. You are advised to make your arrangements as soon as possible. Click here for accommodation listings.