Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon returns this weekend

Half marathon returns

The City of Kelowna is reminding residents that the Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon returns this weekend.

The half marathon offers runners the chance to enjoy scenic routes through some of Kelowna’s vineyards Saturday, June 18, starting at Vibrant Vine Winery and ending on the lakefront promenade outside the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel.

The half-marathon also means there will be some intermittent road closures, traffic control measures will be in place in Southeast Kelowna beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday. Half-marathon runners will depart The Vibrant Vine Winery, 3240 Pooley Road at 7 a.m., turn east onto Pooley Road. Flaggers will be on site to hold traffic while runners enter the road.

The route follows Bemrose, Reekie, Hart, Todd, Saucier and Bedford Roads to the roundabout at the intersection of Casorso and Swamp Roads. Runners will then enter the Mission Creek Greenway, eventually turning onto Lakeshore Road at Truswell and making their way to the lakefront promenade at City Park via Walnut and Abbott Streets. Flaggers will be stationed at intersections along this route to temporarily hold traffic while runners pass.

All traffic and road restrictions will end by approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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