Are race shirts unisex or men/women?

The shirts are gender specific. 

Can I exchange my race shirt?
Shirt exchange is only available on Sunday morning at Gear Check.

Is the SunRype Okanagan Marathon a Boston Qualifier?
Yes, the 2020 SunRype Okanagan Marathon is a qualifier for the 2022 Boston Marathon.

Are there age restrictions on any of the events?
18 years old is the recommended minimum age for the marathon. For the half marathon, previous half marathon experience and/or proper training is recommended.

Where and when is package pick up?
Package pick up is in a large tent in the parking lot of City Park, 1600 Abbott Street on Friday and Saturday:

Friday, October 16 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

*There is no package pick up on Sunday *


Where can I park on race weekend?

Take a look at this link from Downtown Kelowna offering suggestions by map for parking lots in and around the race site, as well as parking rates and payment options.

Please click here for the City's parking brochure.

City Park parking lot will be closed on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th.


Can I pick up someone else's race package?
Yes, with a copy of their confirmation email or an email/text from them giving you permission to pick up on their behalf.


Can I run with my stroller?
Strollers are only allowed in the 5K Run/Walk event. Participants with strollers will be asked to start at the back of the group.


Is there a gear check?
Yes, gear check will open at 6:30 am in the main tent. Tear off the bottom portion of your bib and pin to your bag. Please note all items not claimed by 2:00 pm will be donated to charity. Do not leave valuables at gear check.

Will there be a lost & found?
Yes in the main tent. Please note all items not claimed by 2:00 pm will be donated to charity.



Are there restrictions on how I can participate?

For Sunday events, no running strollers, roller blades, support vehicles, escort runners, pets, or cyclists allowed.

Can I run with my stroller?
Strollers are only allowed in the 5km Run/Walk event. Participants with strollers will be asked to start at the back of the group.

How frequent are the kilometer markers?
Every 1km.

Will roads or transit be impacted?
Various road closures will be in effect on SUNDAY from 7 am to 2 pm (will be published closer to the date of the event). Transit service may also be affected, specifically for the #1, #2, #4, #8, and #12 routes

What are the different pace-bunny times?
Check back closer to the event however typical pace times are:

Half Marathon: 1:45, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30, 2:45, Complete
Marathon: 3:30, 3:45, 3:55, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, Complete

What will be offered at the aid stations?
Water stations are located at roughly 3K, 6K, 9K, 12K, 16K, 19K, 22K, 24K, 27K, 30K, 33K, 36K, 38K and 40K 

Ultima Replenisher (orange and grape) is available at all water stations. 

Honey Stinger Energy Gels (various flavours) will be offered at the 3K, 12K, 19K, 24K, 33K & 40K.

Where are the washrooms located?
Portable toilets are located at the Start/Finish area, as well as all water stations.  

Are headphones allowed on course?
Runner safety is our #1 priority. We have found that earbuds, or headphones that completely cover the ear prevent runners from hearing course marshal instructions, and outside ambient sounds (e.g. vehicles/traffic).  The race takes place on shared roadways with vehicles, and cyclists, and Race Organizers are not able to obtain complete closures of all course roadways. When runners share roadways with traffic it can be very dangerous if they are unable to hear the surrounding traffic, signals from race officials, police, or instructions from course marshals.



What is the ABC Kids Run? How long does it take?

The ABC Kids Run is a fun and active combination of a several fitness activity stations, followed by approximately a 1 km run. It is designed for kids 3 to 10 years old to assist with the skills of running, jumping, and throwing that spans all abilities and is all-inclusive. The fitness activity stations are not timed and can be done in any order, and as many times as you would like. Mom & Dad can spectate right beside the activity to cheer and take photos.

The activities start at 12:00pm and the run starts at roughly 12:45pm. 


May I run with my child in the 1K?





If I can’t make the race can I get a refund?

Sorry, there are no refunds or deferrals for the race.

Can I transfer my bib to another person?
Yes. On your confirmation email there is a link to transfer your registration to another person. Click on this link and put in the new participants' email address. The new participant will receive an email with further instructions. The fee to transfer is $12 (plus processing and taxes).

The deadline to transfer to a friend is October 15th.


Can I transfer to another distance?
Yes. On your confirmation email there is a link to transfer your registration to another event (distance).
For more information view participant Self-Transfer. To transfer to another distance there is a $12 transfer fee (plus processing and taxes). Please note the difference in registrations fees is non-refundable. If you want to transfer up in distance, you must also pay the difference in registration fees.

The deadline to transfer race distances is October 9th, after that distance transfers can be done in the main tent during package pick up hours.



Which events are timed?

The 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon events are timed. The ABC Kids Run is not timed.

What is the difference between chip time and gun time?
Chip timing is able to register with the mats at the start and finish line; therefore, it gives you a time that reflects the true distance you ran. However, chip timing is only for personal interest; it is not used for official results. Here is a quick “official” response to this question:  According to IAAF rules, race results and awards should be based on official time or GUN TIME (the time from the start gun to the crossing of the finish line). They should not be based on net times found by subtracting the time of crossing the start mat from the time of crossing the finish mat, if chip timing is used with a start mat.

Chip times can be displayed on the official results as well as the gun times, but should not be used to sort the finishers.  Running is a true sport and the “winners” are decided by whomever gets to the finish line first, regardless of the exact time you cross the start mat. Any athlete that believes they can win overall or age group should make the effort to be close to the start line.

Is there a time limit to complete the marathon?
It is our goal for everyone to have a positive experience and to be well informed. Therefore, please be aware that all marathon runners and walkers MUST have passed the half marathon point (21.1 km) by 11:05 am. This is a 9 minute 45 second pace or a 3:25 half marathon.Those participants arriving after 11:05 am will be officially stopped and presented a half marathon medal.


Could there be a discrepancy between the Gun Time and my GPS?

Yes. Consumer grade GPS units take readings which can be plotted on a graph, the readings can be every 1 to 20 seconds. The readings are affected by satellite position, signal noise, natural barriers or where/how your GPS unit is held (e.g. on your arm). Road race courses are measured using a calibrated mechanical counter measuring the 'shortest possible route’. Multiple measures are compared to ensure accuracy. It is common to have a GPS register a distance longer than the certified measured distance.

When and where will results be posted?
Results will be posted online through   There will also be a link on the main page of this website.



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