50km / 2000m ascent / 2000m descent
Starting at Bertram Creek Park, runners start off with a steady uphill out of the park, on beautiful trails that will pop them out on Lakeshore Road. From here, we will have a controlled start for the first 2.5km, 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 (Bolder Trail) is one of the most technical and steep sections of the race. Once runners turn off Boulder trail (8.5km into the race), they will start their journey on Wild Horse Canyon trail and continue along until eventually running through the stunning canyon and hitting the famous tree at the Commando Bay junction. Taking a sharp left, they will proceed until the first aid station, which drops approx. 200m over 1km to Lake Okanagan where we will have boated in supplies and our volunteer team. This aid station is 21.5km into the race, meaning runners will need to be comfortable being self supported to this point.
After climbing back up from the aid station (this is an out and back) runners will turn right and continue their traverse until they reach the south parking lot on the Naramata side of the park and 1km further to aid #2 at 35.5km. in this section of trail, there are running streams and rivers where, if runners are comfortable, they can filter or treat water if they bring tablets along with them.
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From aid #2, runners will descend on a FSR (chute lake road) for a few kilometers before reaching the turn off where chute lake meets up with historic KVR for 9km of KVR before descending through Creek Park, which is a beautiful loamy park with approx. 2.5km of single track. Once crossing at Naramata Fire Hall, the final few km's are on pavement through the village, past vineyards and into the finish line at the most 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. *unfortunately there is a possibility the lake will be closed due to the high lake levels we are experiencing this year and safety concerns with folks getting stuck in the silt. We kindly ask for your cooperation on race day. Thank you.