Race Information

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Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon

Weekend Details

Package Pick-Up + Expo

11:00am-6:00pm Saturday, June 22
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Conference Centre

Shuttle Time

Pick-Ups on Water Street in front of Dolphin Statue at Rhapsody Plaza
5:45am Sunday, June 23 (Half)
6:15am Sunday, June 23 (Half)
7:15am Sunday, June 23 (second leg of partner relay)
7:45am Sunday, June 23 (5 km)

Start Time

7:00am Sunday, June 23, 2019
(Half Marathon + Partner Relay)
8:30am Sunday, June 23, 2019 (5 km)

Starting Location

Bertram Creek Park (Half Marathon)
Gyro Beach (5 km)

Finish Line

Waterfront Park in Kelowna

Distance

21.1 km (point-to-point)
5 km

2-person Relay Transition:

Casorso Road at the roundabout

Wine & Music Festival:

9:30am to Noon

Awards Ceremony:

10:30am

What You Need To Know

Please note that one form of Photo ID is required to pick up your runner package that will include your wrist band for the Beverage 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.

Photos

Finisher Pix is our official race day photo company for 2019. You will be able to purchase your Race Day Photos when you register, or following the event to share with friends and family and across your social channels!

Awards

Awards to be announced at the Post-Race Beverage & Music Festival at the Awards Ceremony.

Gear Check

A gear check area is provided when you get on the shuttle on Water Street before you depart on the bus to your starting line. As well 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.

Weather

The climate in the Okanagan Valley in June 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 near the end of June, 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.

Rules and Safety

Cone on the Roadways

ALWAYS stay inside of the cones on the roadways. Runners should stay to the right of the cones at all times unless otherwise marked by arrows and chalk. Straying outside of the defined cone line is dangerous and is not allowed.

Rollerblades, Skateboards, Animals and Bicycles

NO roller blades, skateboards, animals or bicycles on course without permission. Baby strollers designed for runners are permitted but must begin at the back of the starting line.

Portable Music

Portable music with headphones are allowed but must be kept at low volume so runners can hear approaching traffic and verbal instructions from law enforcement and volunteers.

Please obey law enforcement officers, course officials and volunteers at all times!

Please obey law enforcement officers, course officials and volunteers at all times! They are positioned on course for your safety. In rare cases, law enforcement may require runners to stop to allow traffic to pass. Failure to obey law enforcement and volunteers may result in removal from the course and disqualification.

You must be a Registered Runner

You must be a registered runner to compete in the race, or you will be removed from the course by officials and banned from future participation. Be courteous to other runners and volunteers and beware at all times on cour

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