Welcome to the Midsummer 8k, a fantastic, flat, fast course in beautiful Kelowna, BC! Hit the streets of our beautiful city as you follow a winding out-and-back course along the shore of Lake Okanagan. The route has no major intersections and mostly follows a dedicated bike path so this is the perfect opportunity to get out there and test your limits!
The Midsummer 8K Race has been a stalwart of the Kelowna Running Club and Interior Running Association road race series, in varying forms and over various courses, for over 30 years. This year the race is the 8K Championship race of the BC Athletics Road Running Championship and is a ranking event for World Athletics. We are hosting this world-standard event in Kelowna and have the support of these organizations in the offering of additional prize money, medals and ribbons to the top eligible finishers.
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024
Time: Race Start at 8:00am
Location: Boyce-Gyro Park, 3400 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna
It's important for us to be able to offer something to the entire family, so this year we will again host a kids' fun run alongside the main event! This will be organized by volunteers from the UBCO XC team and registration will be available on race day. Entry fees are by donation with all money raised going to the team.
This year, we are happy to say that we have partnered with several local hotels to offer special rates for Midsummer 8K race participants! More details to follow and links will be added below.
You'll be welcome and all runs and races will become wonderful experiences.Join Us!