The Starting Block 10k Recap

February 17th, 2020

The Starting Block 10k was a huge success in Lavington. The first race of the Interior Running Association Canadian Tire Road Race Series saw 158 finishers who had wonderful race day conditions. The roads were mostly dry, the sun was peaking around the mountains, winds were calm and the temperature was great for February racing (around 1 degree Celcius which of course brought out the singlets and shorts for some hardy Canadian racers). 

Thank you to Darlene (race director) and the Kal RATS for putting on a great race again! What a great day to celebrate health and fitness in such a beautiful part of our country.

We have many pictures from the Starting Block 10k that are free to download and can be found here.

  • Tag your friends, share the pictures, show your amazing accomplishment! Don't forget to tag #lavington10k on your race pics.


The overall race winners were:

Women: Courtney Mueller from Oyama with a time of 44:29, Chelsea Stadnyk from Kelowna with a time of 44:59 and Ana Dennier from Kelowna with a time of 45:21

Men: Josh Heinrich from Penticton with a time of 36:06, Dustin Quigley from Kelowna with a time of 37:07, and Greg Edgar from Coldstream with a time of 37:23 

Detailed race results and age group results are found here.

Interior Running Association Age Group Awards
Runners in each age group are awarded points that go towards the Interior Running Association Road Race Series age group awards. For 2020 competitors must complete four races to qualify for series awards and rankings. A maximum of five races are counted towards a runner's point totals. The top 3 runners per age group at the end of the series win an award.

Iron Legs
Any athlete who is able to complete all of the road series events in 2020 is honored with an Interior Running Association Iron Legs award.

Legs of Steel
Those few athletes who are able to complete all of the road series events and the cross country series events in a single year is awarded with the Interior Running Association Legs of Steel!

With that in mind – click on the following links to register for the next races! Continue to collect those points to be eligible for great awards!

The Starting Block 10K.........................Lavington....................results

The Spring Run Off 10K ........................Kamloops..................March 15, 2020

Oliver 10K .............................................Oliver.........................April 5, 2020 

Peach City Runners Blossom 10 Miler..Penticton....................May 10, 2020

Blackwell Dairy 15K .............................Barnhartvale...............May 24, 2020

Conquer the Lake 1/2 Marathon ...........Lake Country.............Jun 6, 2020

Midsummer 8K ......................................Kelowna....................July 12, 2020

Fast Days of Summer 5000 5k .............Kelowna....................August 16, 2020

And don't forget - at every race you have a chance to win a new pair of New Balance Shoes. Here is our winner at the Starting Block 10k race:

See you at the races!

 

2020 Executive Meetings - Dates and Locations

February 5th, 2020

1.     February 16th – Vernon - Starting Block 10K

2.     April 5th – Oliver – Oliver 10K

3.     May 24– Kamloops - Blackwell Dairy 15K

4.     August 16th – Kelowna – Fast Days of Summer 5000

5.     September 20th – Penticton – Campbell Mt. 9K

6.     October 4th – Larch Hills – Reino Run 9K

7.     November 1st – Kelowna – Larry Nicholas 9K (plus the AGM)

 

2020 Full Road Running Series Registration

December 16th, 2019

NEW FOR THIS YEAR: You can register for the entire Canadian Tire Road Running Series of 8 events. Enjoy a one stop registration process while also receiving a free technical T-shirt that illustrates all the races you will be doing. Registration closes on 15Jan/2020. Note that, if you miss a race, there is no refund.
 As in the past, a discount will be applied to all races to reflect your membership with the Kelowna Running Club or the Kamloops Ridge Runners, and whether you have a BC Athletics Membership.
Register here until 15Jan/2020

 

2019 Legs of Steel

November 6th, 2019

LEGS OF STEEL 2019
Congrats to these runners who did all the Road and Cross Country races in both series and each runner received a jacket.
FEMALES- Susan Falkenholt, Sonia Meikle, Charlene Nixon and Melissa Peet
MALES- Patrick Amundsen, Rory Bass, Melvin Doherty, Colin Dyke, Roly Muller and Kevin Truesdell  

 

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Road Race Series

8 road races from 5K to half-marathon, throughout the beautiful Okanagan

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Cross Country Series

5 scenic cross country races taking in the best parks and trails in the valley

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Title Sponsor of Road Race Series:

Canadian Tire logo

Title Sponsor of Cross-Country Race Series:

Starting Block logo

Shoes provided by:

New Balance logo

Bronze sponsors:

Cool Running logo
Peach City Runners logo
Fresh Air
New Leaf Physiotherapy

And for the support from:

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