We will be running 35km through Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park (from Kelowna, BC to Naramata, BC) to raise money and awareness for the Canadian Mental Health Association and to support trail maintenance, improvements and building within OK MTN Provincial Park.
The main purpose of our charity run is to raise awareness and support for local charities while enjoying the beauty and challenge of running from Kelowna to Naramata through Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park. The route is challenging to represent how fortunate we are to be able to do this, while we raise money and awareness for those less fortuate and for those who make it possible.
Our 2020 charity run will support the Canadian Mental Health Association and Friends of the South Slopes / Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, specifically. Both of these charities contribute in a positive way to our community and share similar values to ours at P.A.C.E.
We are proud to say we have been working with CMHA for over 4yrs now and continuing to #getloud and to help break the stigma that's attached to mental illness. We have raised over $50,000 for CHMA since 2015.
OK MTN PROVINCIAL PARK
We have been supporting F.O.S.S. for 7yrs, however there has not been very little public support or funding towards OK MTN Provincial Park (specifically) for many years. This park is home of our Wildhorse Traverse trail race, but also a very special and historic area that boosts a lot of adventure and recreation potential. Our long term plan is to help maintain the Wildhorse Trail and also clear existing routes that have currently over-grown withing the park to make them user friendly again, while honoring the deep history that lies within the canyon and beyond. In 2019 our campaign raised over $4000 for FOSS.
Participants are required to fund-raise a minimum $200 to participate. 60% of the proceeds go towards CMHA and 40% towards OK MTN Park.
You can create your profile and start your fundraising by clicking here! (coming soon)
This year we will be running from the Boulder trail entrance and adding 5km to our route, in an effort to cover more of the race course and really hunker down in true PACE Charity Spirit! This is not a race and is a social community run, however you must show up trained and prepared to cover the distance.
Runners will have two group options to choose from:
6:00am departure (allowing for 7hrs to finish)
7:00am departure (allowing for 6hrs to finish)
Runners will shuttle from the finish to Bad Tattoo Brewery for lunch at 1:30pm, where we have a private venue reserved with a buffet of pizza, salads, refreshments and beer! We will all be hungry so the buffet will allow us all you can eat and a variety of pizza. The cost of lunch is approx. $30 per person.
The shuttle will pick us up at the finish at 1:30pm and depart back to Kelowna (from Bad Tattoo Brewery) between 3:00pm and 3:30pm. We will arrive back at our cars in Kelowna by 5:00pm / 5:30pm.
Thank you for your support :)