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Boys and Girls Club race

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs are preparing for the Capital One Race for Kids charity event.

The third annual national event is being held May 31 and takes place in 28 communities across the country, including Kelowna and Kamloops.

There are 37 teams of four registered for the event so far and several prizes are available for the winners.

Prizes include a WestJet voucher for two for the person that raises the most money, a $2,000 value team prize for the first place team, a $1,000 value team prize to the second place team, $500 prize for the third place team and $1,500 for the team that raises the most money.

Teams will compete in 10 themed challenges in a race to the finish line.

Challenge checkpoints will be designed to incorporate activities that "focus the mind and challenge the body" although challenges are not based on athletic prowess or mental superiority - it's all about fun and teamwork.

Funds raised through the race will go towards supporting Boys and Girls Clubs so they can provide safe and supportive places and programs in the community.

The race begins at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs at 1633 Richter in Kelowna. Organizers have set a fundraising goal of $40,000.

For more information, visit the website.

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