May 30, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Entry Fee $185
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Entry Fee 2 $195
(Highest or Late Registration)
Prize Money: no
Series: P.A.C.E. Trail Series
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%
First Year of the Event: 2016
Kelowna to Naramata, BC; Starting at Bertram Creek Park, runners start off with a steady uphill out of the park that will pop them out on Lakeshore Road. From here, we will have a controlled start for the first 2.5km, on a rolling road that parallels Okanagan Lake & provides stunning views all the way to the start of Boulder trail, in OK MTN Park.
Boulder Trail is filled with technical, steep terrain and incredible single track that sweeps racers around the mountain with the most spectacular views! Boulder Trail will lead runners to Wild Horse Canyon trail, where they will start their journey through the stunning canyon before taking a sharp left at the famous “Commando Tree” where they will proceed to the first aid station. The descent to aid #1 leads racers down approx. 200m over 1km to Lake Okanagan, where we will have boated in supplies and our volunteer team due to the remoteness of this area. This aid station is 21.5km into the race, meaning runners will need to be comfortable being self supported to this point.
After climbing back up from the aid station (it is an out and back) runners will turn right and continue their traverse through the heart of the park filled with heaps of climbing. This section of the course is really challenging and lacks a lot of flow, due to the rugged terrain. It’s tough! Runners will reach the south end of the park and aid #2 at 35.5km. in this section of trail, there are running streams where, if runners are comfortable, they can filter or treat water if they bring tablets along with them.
From aid #2, runners will descend on a FSR (chute lake road) for a few kilometers before reaching the turn off where chute lake meets up with historic KVR for 11km before descending past vineyards, through the village and into the finish line at the most remarkable stunning lakefront property. Here… you will be greeted by race director, Rene Unser, her well known pom-poms, a handmade finishers medal and a fully catered meal with wine pairings, craft beer and roasted coffee.
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