Midsummer 8K

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!

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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.

Some features to note:

  • Run in beautiful Kelowna, BC!
  • BC Road Championship Event
  • Chip timing for fast and accurate results
  • Prizes for top three male and female in each age group.
  • Registration is open until July 12th 2024
  • Water station at 2.5k and 5.5k
  • A fully certified course so you are guaranteed an accurate distance. The course is not only scenic but flat and fast!
  • Souvenirs for all finishers
  • Tons of door prizes to be won!
  • The penultimate race of the 2024 IRA Road Race Series.
  • Kids race after the main race (organized by UBCO Heat)
  • Early bird discount available for the first 50 registrants!

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024
Time: Race Start at 8:00am
Location: Boyce-Gyro Park, 3400 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

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One Mile Kid's Fun Run

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.

Where to Stay

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.

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