Walk in the Park 14km, 25km, 50km
2023 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the Walk in the Park. This is one of BC’s longest running ULTRAMARATHONs, behind only the legendary Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run.
The course and location has varied through the years, but with the exception of the “2017 Fire Year” the WITP has always taken place within the City Limits of Kamloops. The current course was developed in 2016 to coincide with the 25th Anniversary Run. The WITP now takes runners around a 25km Cloverleaf loop (2 loops for the 50k). The layout also accommodates a shorter 14km distance along the perimeter of the 25k loop. This results in a little less elevation gain to make it a great middle-of-the-road jaunt for those who want to stretch their legs a bit and still soak up the atmosphere of an Ultramarathon Trail running event. Of note is that the 25k loop runs slightly long (according to previous averaged GPS results), meaning 25.5k and 51k totals for those that want to know exactly how far they need to run to bag a finish.
Feedback from previous attendees is an AWESOME, fast but deceivingly challenging course with stellar views. It will push LONG DISTANCE STALWARTS but at the same time is accommodating enough for NEWBIES.