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Okanagan Marathon

Kelowna, BC

Race Dates

2017: Monday, October 9, 2017
2016: Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 40°F (4°C)
Average High: 49°F (9°C)
Average Low: 30° F (-1°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.49
Course Score: 99.49

Race Size

2016: 366 Finishers
2015: 419 Finishers
2014: 368 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 16.9%
2015: 10.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The double loop Okanagan Marathon is an extremely flat course with only about 9m separating the high and low points of the course. Much of the course is run along the Okanagan Lake.

Marathon Rankings

The Okanagan Marathon was the 14th largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 14th largest in 2015.

Last year 16.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 10.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Okanagan Marathon the 15th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 33rd highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.49 ranks it as the 9th fastest marathon course in Canada and the 2nd fastest course in British Columbia.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Okanagan Marathon a PR Score of 99.49. This PR Score ranks it as the 9th fastest marathon in Canada and the 2nd fastest in British Columbia.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1143 feet (348m)
Min Elevation: 1112 feet (339m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Okanagan Marathon

4.7 Stars from 3 Reviews

review of 2016 Okanagan Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2016 Okanagan Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Fast & flat course, ideal weather, pace bunnies.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Hotels within walking distance of start/finish. Marathon course (double loop & figure 8 shape with start/finish in the middle) allows spectators to see runners 4 times in the same place along the route.

review of 2016 Okanagan Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Super flat course. Well organized. A lot of turns, and can get a bit congested for faster runners near the end due to overtaking half-marathon runners on the double-loop.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

There are a few hotels right across the street from the start/finish, and the race is small (no corals) so logistically it's a breeze.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Okanagan Marathon in 4:32:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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