OC half marathon

The 13th annual Okanagan College half marathon is being held in Kelowna on Sunday. 

The not-for-profit event raises money for students at Okanagan College. Last year the race raised $3,000 in bursaries for students.

This year the race has about 400 people signed up. Those wanting to participate can sign up before the race begins at 8 a.m. Sunday morning. 

The cost is $60 for the 10 kilometre run and $80 for the half marathon. 

"It's a great community event, it gets people on campus and running, so it's great," said Christine Ulmer, manager of public affairs and race director. 

There will be some road closures for the race.

Participants will start at Okanagan College (KLO Campus) at 8 a.m. and will be running north along Ethel Street to Birch Avenue as they make their way downtown along the lakefront to Knox Mountain before returning to Okanagan College.

Runners are expected to complete the race by 12 p.m. at the latest. 

Intermittent one-lane closures will be in effect for eastbound traffic between 7:55 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Raymer Avenue from Campus Way to Richter Street, and to southbound traffic on Ethel Street from Raymer to Birch Avenues.

Possible minor disruptions in transit may occur along Ethel Street and Raymer Avenue.

Traffic control personnel will be visible and motorists will need to watch for athletes along the route.


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