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 back out there and dust away those Covid cobwebs!
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 will see the race return as an in-person event after several years' absence due to Covid.
Date: Sunday 10th July 2022
Time: 0630-0745am: Bib Pickup at Gyro Beach, 0800am: race start
Race Start/Finish Location: 3400 Lakeshore Road (Gyro Beach)
Price: $30 (Early bird price of $25 available for first 50 registrants!)
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY. Registration closes 6PM July 9th.
NO DAY-OF-RACE REGISTRATION
Kid's race organized by Mamas for Mamas after the 8k- Sign up at their tent on race day.
- Cash prizes for the top three male and female finishers ($100, $50 and $30).
- Prizes for top 3 male and female in each age group.
- Chip timing for more accurate race results
- A boat-load of draw prizes from our fantastic sponsors.
- Snacks and water provided after the race.
- This will be the penultimate race of the 2022 IRA Road Race Series
This year, we are also running for a local cause. Part of the race proceeds will go to help fund the UBCO Track team. The team is coached by Canadian Olympian Malindi Elmore who finished 9th in the recent Tokyo Olympic games and we are excited to have her taking part in our race! She will be one of two Olympians in this race, with Trevor Hofbauer also taking part! If you wish to make an extra donation to this cause, you will have option during your race registration.
In an effort to go more green, we would encourage all our racers to bring their own cup or water bottle to cut down on the amount of waste. Disposable cups and bottles will be provided otherwise.
Course Description / Map (to be confirmed):
The route begins at Gyro Beach (3400 Lakeshore) and takes you along several small connecting roads until you reach Abbott Street. From here, its a straight shot along the shore of the lake until a turn on Lake Avenue leads to a little bridge and then transitions onto the pedestrian footpath of City Park. After several hundred metres you reach the turnaround point and then retrace your steps back to the start.
Optional Event T-Shirt
Event shirts were available for an extra fee only for early registrants so that we could get them printed on time. No longer available.
Midsummer 8k Closed
This is the general race entry for the 8k. Entrants must be 14 years or older on 31st Dec 2022
Early Bird Pricing
Early Bird PricingRegistrants 41 – 45
Regular Price46 – Unlimited
Midsummer 8k with BC Athletics Closed
Only those with a Competitive BC Athletics Membership (not 'Training')
Early Bird Pricing with BC Athletics1 – 5
- Event contact
- Joshua Wyatt
- Visit website