45km / 1820m ascent / 1855m descent
Starting at Bertram Creek Park, runners start with a steady uphill out of the park, on beautiful trails that will pop them out on Lakeshore Road where runners will have a controlled start for the first 2km, on a rolling road that parallels Okanagan Lake & provides stunning views all the way to the start of the single track in OK MTN Park.
This single track section is one of the most technical and steep sections of the race as runners make their way to the first aid station.
Once runners exit the first aid station, they will continue on Wildhorse Canyon trail, until they reach the south parking lot on the Naramata side of the park and aid #2, meaning runners will need to be comfortable being self supported for approx. 23km.
Wild Horse Trail is best described as AH-MAZING and runners will experience a wide variety of terrain from smooth sweet single track, to rugged, wild terrain that will weave you through breathtaking treed sections, wide open spaces, rock bluffs and canyons, high above Okanagan Lake.
From aid #2, runners will proceed for 1.5km along a rough road before starting a 6km descent on FSR (chute lake road) and eventually to the section where chute lake meets up with historic KVR for the last and fast 12km to the finish. In this section, runners get to run through a historic tunnel, a sweet 3km single track section with 2 creek crossings, past vineyards among Naramata's winery bench and through park trails before eventually crossing over Naramata Road for the final 3km descent through the village and into the finish line at the remarkable stunning lakefront property. Here... you will be greeted by race director, Rene Unser, her well known pom-poms, a handmade finishers medal and a fully catered gourmet meal & wine pairings. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit... weather in the Okangan can get up well over 30 degrees this time of year and a dip in the lake may be most tempting!