2017 news:



Nov 27

The IRA AGM will on December 11th from 6-8pm. It will be held at EKs Grill in Kelowna and all IRA runners and clubs are invited to attend.


Kal Park 9K

Oct 30

Results for the Kal Park 9K race are now posted.



Oct 26

Due to a scheduling conflict the IRA AGM will now be taking place in early December. The date and location will be published shortly.


Larry Nicholas 9K

Oct 22

Results for the Larry Nicholas 9K race are now posted.


Reino Run 8K

Oct 15

Results for the Reino Run 8K race are now posted.


Summerland Sweets 7K

Oct 04

Results for the Summerland Sweets XC race are now posted.



Oct 02

The Interior Running Association AGM is going to be held immediately after the Kal Park race in Vernon on October 29th. We are extremely keen to hear from anyone who would like to help us out for the 2018 season. There are formal positions on the executive available and also various other volunteer roles that help make the series come together. If you enjoy the road or cross country series and would like to guide and improve the series in the future please do consider sharing a little bit of your time to help make it happen.


Campbell Mountain 9K

Sept 25

Provisional results for the first race of The Starting Block Cross Country Series, the Campbell Mountain 9K are now available. The next race of the series is The Summerland Sweets 7K on October 1st. Online registration is available so sign up now!


Fresh Air Hard Knox Challenge

Sept 18

Provisional results for the Hard Knox Challenge are now available. Many thanks to the Race Director and all the volunteers and sponsors for putting on a fun race on a great course!


Fresh Air Hard Knox Challenge

Sept 14

REMINDER: online sign up for this weekends Hard Knox Challenge in Kelowna closes tomorrow evening so make sure you get registered now. Online sign up can be found at Zone 4. This is the final race of this years Canadian Tire Road Race series - 12K, mostly road with the challenging Knox grind followed by a fast and flat finish. After the long smokey summer that we have had here in the Okanagan, the forcast is pointing to a refreshing smoke-free day of running. So come on out and enjoy the morning with us.


Kamloops Half-marathon

July 18

The 2017 Kamloops Half-marathon has been cancelled due to the impact of wildfires around Kamloops. The current situation has caused air-quality issues, and a need for volunteers and resources to support those evacuated from wild fire sites who are seeking refuge in the city. More details and a press release are available on the event website. We fully support the Race Director and his team in making this tough decision and our thoughts are with all those affected by the fires across BC. We are currently working on updating the road race series requirements for this year to reflect the cancellation of this event. If you wish to make a donation or volunteer to help assist with the ongoing relief efforts we recommend you do so through the United for BC Wildfire Recovery campaign.

Midsummer 8K

July 02

Provisional results for todays Midsummer 8K are now available. Many thanks to the Race Director and all the volunteers and sponsors for putting on a great race!


Conquer the Lake

June 15

Results for Conquer the Lake half marathon are now available. This race is not part of the 2017 series so no points are available. However, we are considering adding it into the series for next year.


Blackwell Dairy 15K

May 28

Provisional results for todays Blackwell Dairy 15K are now available. Many thanks to the Race Director and all the volunteers and sponsors for putting on a great race! The Blackwell Dairy ice cream was a prefect end to a hot morning of running.


EKs Grill 5K

May 21

Provisional results for the EKs Grill 5K are now available. Many thanks to all those involved in putting on a great event today!


Blossom 10 Miler

May 17

Complete results for the Blossom 10 Miler and updated series scoring tables are now available. The next race of the series is the EK Grills 5K in Kelowna on May 21st. Online signup closes on Friday at 6pm so make sure you sign up now.


Blossom 10 Miler

May 14

Provisional results for the Blossom 10 Miler are now available. Many thanks to the Race Director and all the volunteers for putting on a great event.


Boston Marathon

April 20

Many congratulations to all the local runners who took part in this years Boston Marathon. In particular huge congratulations Diane Leonard from Kelowna on winning the F70-74 age class.


Oliver 10K

April 09

Results are now available to todays Oliver 10K and 3K. Many thanks to the race director and all the volunteers for a great morning! Due to an incident with the part of the course marking some runners ran a shorter course of approximately 9K. Finishing times and standings were awarded as recorded however an estimated time for the full distance has been calculated for those who ran the shorter course. Any questions or concerns about these results please contact us at results@interiorrunningassociation.com.


Kamloops Half Marathon discount!

March 12

Sign up now for race 8 of the road race series, the Kamloops Half Marathon, and claim a 20% discount. Use code: PROMOKAMHALF2017IRA during the online sign-up to get your discount, but hurry! This code is only valid until March 15th at 11pm.


The Rivers Spring Run Off

March 12

Provisional results for todays The Rivers Spring Run Off are now available. Many thanks to the Kamloops Ridge Runners, race director Amanda Lavigne and all the voluteers for putting on this event.


February 25

Survey results are in

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to complete our recent survey. We were looking for feedback on how competitive the road and cross country series are percived. We asked for ratings on a sliding scale between them being percieved as recreational/casual events and being comptetitive. Both series were ranked as being more competitive than recreational with the road series being slightly moreso. The vast majority of responders agreed that the races should remain as they are rather than get more or less competitive. We also got alot of feeback how we organise the series the our association. Again, many thanks for all the input. We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us out so please, if you are keen to help us improve please get in touch via our contact form.


The Starting Block 10K

February 12

Provisional results for todays Starting Block 10K are now available. Many thanks to the Kal Rats, race director Kim Young and all the voluteers for putting on this event.


The Rivers Spring Runoff

February 05

Online sign up is now available for the Rivers Spring Runoff in Kamloops. This 10K race, held on March 12 this year and put on by the Kamloops Ridge Runners, will be the second race of this years road race series.


Welcome to 2017!

January 07

Its the start of another new season of races and we will shortly be kicking off the Canadian Tire Road Race Series for 2017. This year we have 10 races in the road series, ranging from 5K up to half marathon. The races are open to all ages and abilities with points awarded at each event. Complete 5 races of the series to be eligable for end of season series awards. The first race is The Starting Block 10K in Lavington on February 12. Online registation is now open so sign up now!


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