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June 26, 2016 Start Time: 7am (5.5hr run) for anyone who wants or requires an easier pace Start Time: 7:30am (5hr run) - this group will run until they meet up with the first group and everyone will run together from there. Lunch: Bad Tattoo Brewery Starting Location: Lakeshore Drive. Exact spot TBA. Shuttle back to Kelowna from Penticton at: approx. 3:30pm. Arrive back in Kelowna at: approx. 5pm. *Please plan for a full day or make your own arrangements to get back to Kelowna if you need to be home sooner*
carry on bravely
2016 will mark the 5th annual charity run hosted by PACE Sports Fitness. In past years we have ran 3 different epic destinations: Kelowna to Naramata (2012 & 2015), Salmon Arm to Sicamous Traverse (2013) & the High Rim Trail/Kelowna to Vernon (2014).
This year we have decided to return to OK MTN Park and run over to Naramata again. We have decided to run the classic route which is 30km, 1000m ascent & 700m. Runners can expect the route to take 4-5hrs. It is our primary goal to support local charity and have everyone feel unified, challenged and have a goal that is tangible and successful for them.
We will have two different start times again this year, however only 30min apart. This strategy allows the groups to spread out and get into a groove within the first few hours of our journey, however make no mistake about it. This is a social run and not a race! The two groups will naturally regroup along the way and we will then continue and finish our journey as one united group.
It's tradition to have lunch in Penticton and celebrate with all the amazing people who journeyed together and made a difference for a wonderful cause.
Please note: We are going to hire a bus to take runners home from Penticton and there will be a small charge per person for this. This is separate from your fundraising requirements and will be approx. $15 per person.
Our charity run has supported both the Canadian Cancer Society and CMHA Kelowna (Canadian Mental Health Association) and has raised over $35,000 in 4 years. This year we again will be supporting CMHA Kelowna and we appreciate their ongoing support with our events.
This is a non-profit event. PACE organizes the run and volunteers. We supply refreshments and snacks at the finish and 100% of the proceeds go back to charity. Everyone is welcome from near and far! There is a 30 person cap on participation. It is first come, first serve basis.
You need to ensure you are physically prepared to cover 30km, 3500ft ascent and approx. 4-5hrs of trail running.
The terrain is remote and runners will also need to be sufficient and carry adequate water and fuel.
Runners are required to raise a minimum of $150.00 per person in order to participate.
There will be a fee per runner (required the day of the run) to pay for the private bus that will take us back home from Kelowna. ($15-$20per person)
The group will go out for lunch after the run and runners are responsible to purchase their own meals.
CMHA has created a custom PACE Charity Run page that you can share with your supporters to make their donations. Click HERE to be redirected and then copy and paste the link into your social media feeds or email.