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College Half Marathon underway this weekend

Okanagan College Media Release

Runners have two days left to register online for the ninth annual Okanagan College Half Marathon, 10 K and Relay Race, which takes place this Sunday at 8 a.m.

Though online registration closes at midnight on March 23, would-be racers can still register in person on Saturday, March 26 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Okanagan College’s Centre for Learning.

The course is an out-and-back route that starts and finishes at the KLO campus of Okanagan College. Runners follow the Abbott corridor into City Park and into the north end, turning around atop the first hill on Knox Mountain. Runners will retrace their route and continue into Gyro Park, where they will cross Lakeshore at Swordy, continue to Casorso, Lanfranco and then back to the College campus.

The 10 K route is similar but turns around in City Park. The race also includes a relay event that covers the same course as the half marathon and allows up to five runners to participate.

Prize money will be offered to the top three finishers in the male and female division of the half marathon. On each side, first place will receive $250, second place will take $150 and the third place finisher will receive $100.

To register, find out more about the course or to view entry fee deadlines, visit: www.okanagan.bc.ca/halfmarathon. Those wishing to register after the March 23 cutoff can visit the website to print off a registration form and waiver and bring cash or a cheque to Okanagan College on Saturday, March 26 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

All proceeds from the race are donated to Okanagan College’s campus recreation programs.

Volunteers are still needed for the race and will receive a race crew t-shirt. To volunteer, contact Michelle Lowry at 250-762-5445 ext. 4649 or at [email protected].

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