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 form and over various courses, for over 30 years. This year the race takes place on Sunday July 16th and we'll be celebrating not only the race, but 40 years of the Interior Running Association!
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023
Time: Race Start at 8:00am
Location: 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 partner with the Hotel El Dorado and Manteo Resort to offer a special rate for Midsummer 8k race participants! Available from July 12-18th. Manteo and Hotel El Dorado are just a 1km walk from the race start. A convenient accommodation for those visiting from out of town. Use the following links to receive the reduced rates:
Hotel Eldorado: https://reservations.travelclick.com/109843?groupID=3954905
Manteo Hotel: https://reservations.travelclick.com/12771?groupID=3954927
Or call 250-850-1031 and quote ‘Midsummer 8K Run’
You'll be welcome and all runs and races will become wonderful experiences.Join Us!