Penticton and South Okanagan
Countdown to Challenge Penticton
Aug 21, 2013 / 12:30 pm
Excitement is starting to build in Penticton, after City Council declared Aug.19 to 26 as Challenge Penticton Week at its Monday meeting.
There are several events set to take place beginning today, Wednesday, leading up to the inaugural triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 25.
On Wednesday, there will be a Tribute to Sport and Athlete parade from Lakeshore Drive to Gyro Park at 4 p.m., with an expo, featuring a BBQ, a party and a beer garden, starting at 5 p.m. at the park.
Thursday, the expo will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the beer garden open from 2 to 10 p.m. A float down the Okanagan River Channel will be a highlight.
Friday's events include an underpants run, the expo, Skaha Beach Day, the beer garden and a street dance from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, the expo continues and there will be a bike check in for athletes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Winery tours will be offered as well.
In other Challenge news this week, BRODO Kitchen was named the official pro athletes lounge for the inaugural triathlon and ePACT Network Ltd. announced their role as the official emergency preparedness sponsor for the event.
Valley First will sponsor the post-event athlete and volunteer banquet awards celebration on Aug. 26.
More than 1,300 athletes are expected to participate in the triathlon, including a 3.8 km swim, 180 km cycle and 42.2 km run, on Sunday. Close to 4,000 volunteers will be on hand to assist on race day.
On Monday there will be a breakfast at Gyro Park and the opportunity to register for the 2014 race beginning at 9 a.m.
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