Regis­ter now for Summerland races

Penticton Herald - - SPORTS -

It’s time to get train­ing for the Summerland Sweets 7.4K race or the 3.2K TriPower youth race.

Both cross-coun­try runs will be held Sun­day, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. by the Summerland Rodeo Grounds and the Ket­tle Val­ley Steam Rail­way sta­tion.

The first half of the forested 7.4K route is quite flat as it is on the Trans-Canada Trail, while the sec­ond half has run­ners tackle some hills as they make their way to the start/fin­ish via a higher sin­gle-track trail. Last year there was a good mix­ture of more than 100 recre­ational jog­gers and com­pet­i­tive run­ners.

Two min­utes af­ter the 7.4K race be­gins, the 3.2K run­ners will set off, again ini­tially fol­low­ing the flat Trans-Canada Trail and then head­ing up a 350-me­tre hill be­fore an un­du­lat­ing course to the start/fin­ish.

Adults who are not up to the longer dis­tance or who would like to run along­side their son or daugh­ter in the 3.2K race are wel­come to do so. Strollers are not ad­vis­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the youth race con­tact Melissa Ber­ris­ford at

Adult win­ners of the five-year age cat­e­gories in the 7.4K race will win a bot­tle of Sleep­ing Gi­ant Fruit Win­ery wine, with sec­ond and third places re­ceiv­ing Summerland Sweets prod­ucts — as will the top three in the nine-and-un­der, 10-12 and 13-15 year-old cat­e­gories for the 3.2K race. There will also be some spot prizes, spot­ters on the route and wash­room fa­cil­i­ties at the Rodeo Grounds.

To regis­ter for the race, visit There is a $12 en­try fee for the 7.4K; $8 for the 3.2K event.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the 7.4K race or to vol­un­teer, email Mike Braid at jami­

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