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 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!

Some features to note:

  • Run in beautiful Kelowna, BC!
  • Cash prizes for top three overall male and female finishers!
  • Registration is open until July 15th 2023 (No day of race registration)
  • 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!
  • Prizes for top 3 male and female finishers in each age category
  • Souvenirs for all finishers
  • Tons of draw prizes to be won!
  • The penultimate race of the 2022 IRA Road Race Series.
  • Kids race after the main race

Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023
Time: Race Start at 8:00am
Location: 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 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’

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