7:00am on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017Start:
Waterfront Park in Kelowna
21.1 km (point-to-point)2-person Relay Transition:
Casorso Road at the roundaboutWine & Music Festival:
9:30am to NoonAwards Ceremony:
The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon accentuates the amazing beauty of the Okanagan Lake and the surrounding valley. The course offers eye-popping vistas along the route and runs through scenic county roads, landmarks, greenways and lakefront parks, finishing in Waterfront Park for the trademark Wine & Music Festival. It’s hard to imagine a more scenic and engaging course, anywhere.
Please note that one form of Photo ID is required to pick up your wrist band for the wine tastings and beer garden at the Wine and Music Festival. Every runner must wear a wristband to enter the festival area. Drinking age is 19.
The race has a limited-size field designed to offer our participants and their guests the finest destination experience possible. A team competition and two-person relay are offered. Runners and fast walkers must be able to complete the course in 3 hours and 30 minutes, keeping a pace of 10 min/km (16 minutes per mile).
This thriving wine region in British Columbia is producing fantastic award winning wines, which are difficult to find (or purchase) anywhere else. We encourage bringing your friends, family and running partners to spend time to enjoy this beautiful recreational area that runs along Okanagan Lake. Sunday is race day but activities begin on Saturday with the pre-race dinner. We welcome you to beautiful British Columbia, Canada for the Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon!
Timing & Results
The race is chip timed to provide accurate and fair results for runners. Runners will receive a chip and gun time in the results. Top 3 overall finishers are based on gun time, all other finisher results use chip time results. The timing chips are disposable and do not need to be returned.
A gear check area is provided at the start and relay transition areas for runners to place their warm-ups and other items in the bag provided by race staff. Write your bib number and name on the bags and they will be transported to the finish area for pickup. Any items left at the event will be donated to charity after 14 days.
The climate in the Okanagan Valley in early September is typically ideal for a road race. Temperatures during race time average between the 12°-18° C (mid 50s to mid 60s F). The high temperature in the afternoon could range from 18°-27° C (65°F to 85°F).
There is very little precipitation in September, although it is recommended that runners bring adequate clothing for a range of temperatures and conditions. There is exposure to the sun on this course so please wear sunscreen.
AwardsTop 3 Overall Male & Female
1st Place$500 plus bottle of wine and Fortessa Award Plate
2nd Place$250 plus wine
3rd Place$100 gift certificate to Fresh Air plus wine
Note: Wine Award must be redeemed through wineries