Wild One Run 2020 virtual race Click Here to Register THREE DISTANCES TO CHOOSE FROM 10KM • 5KM • 1KM KIDS RUN 2019 Wild One Run 10km Course image RUN YOUR DISTANCE ANY TIME IN SEPTEMBER JOIN CANADA-WIDE FOR YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

THE WILD ONE RUN

GOING VIRTUAL

ACROSS CANADA

In order to keep everyone healthy and safe we have decided to turn the 2020 Wild One Run into a virtual race.

Now is a great time to be active, to stay connected and to come together for a cause, even if it's not in person. Interact with your fellow participants and runners across Canada using the hashtag #WildOneRun. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and share your photos with us.

We might not be running together, but we are still showing up for the same reason: Raising Awareness & Funds for Youth Mental Health.

VIRTUAL RUN EXTENDED

Due to the smoke from wildfires some of use experienced in September we decided to extend the virtual run. Registration deadline is Sunday, October 4th. Complete your distance and submit your result (optional) until October 11th.

HOW IT WORKS

Wild One Virtual Run

Doesn't matter if this is your first virtual run or one of many - we hope you will join us. Here is all you need to know to join our Wild One Virtual Run.

  • Register for your preferred distance
  • Complete your distance any time (or many times) in the month of September
  • You choose the pace, the date and the location
  • You can do the full distance at once or break it into smaller increments over several days
  • Track your time manually, with an app, or with GPS
  • Option to submit you results online through RaceRoster
  • Post your pictures on our Facebook page or share them on Instagram using #WildOneRun

Okanagan Runners

If you live in or near Wilden we encourage you to complete your distance on the Wild One run course. The 5K and 10K run will be marked out throughout September.

Please note that the Wilden backcountry is private property and that you enter at your own risk. Make sure you have your phone with you in case you get off route or lost. Let people know where you are in case you get injured on the trails and need help. Wear proper foot wear for the trails. Be prepared for technical sections, steep ascents and descents as well as some loose footing in Wilden's backcountry. 

 

Join Us Across Canada

If you're joining us from other parts in Canada we invite you to get outside on your favourite trails or running route, have fun and run for Youth Mental Health.

 

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All Proceeds go to Youth Mental Health

The Blenk Family Fund was established together with the KGH Foundation to strengthen the network of mental health support and services available to young people and families in the Okanagan Valley and beyond. 

Our goal is to build resilience and heighten awareness – to better understand and support where help is needed. With this work we hope to inspire meaningful change within more and more communities.

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RACE SWAG

With your registration you'll receive a 2020 Wild One shirt - Light and moisture wicking design for the perfect run experience.

During your registration process you'll be able to select your size and shirt style.

Unisex: Find the sizing chart here.
Ladies Fitted: Find the sizing chart here.
Youth: Find the sizing chart here.

If you wish to purchase an extra shirt you can do so on RaceRoster in your registration process. If you'd like to purchase a shirt, but not sign up for a distance, please still go through the registration process and select the option 'Souvenir Shirt purchase ONLY - No race registration'. Extra shirts are $20 each.

If you registered by Sept. 13th your shirt is ready for pick up or has been mailed. The last shirt order will be placed on October 5th once registration is closed. Shirts will be mailed out and ready for pick by the middle of October. You'll receive updates about your shirt via email once you've registered. 

FAQ

With your registration you’ll receive a 2020 ‘Wild One Run’ shirt, online community & support, and results posted online.

In order to not waste any fabric and shirts we decided to place multiple batch orders.

The first shirt oder was placed on Aug. 10th and everyone who signed up by then has now received their shirt(s).

Next registration deadline is Sunday, September 13th. If you register by then you will receive your shirt during the last week of September given that everything goes well with Canada Post if we mail your shirt.

Any registrations after Sept. 13th will receive their shirt in October. It’s not necessary to have your shirt to complete your distance though, feel free to send us some pictures in your gear once your shirt has arrived.

One shirt is included in your registration. The shirts are made out of 100% polyester and you get the option to choose between three styles: 

If you wish to purchase an extra shirt you can do so online in our RaceRoster store for $25.

Walk, jog or run your distance any time and as many times as you like throughout the month of September. Time yourself either manually, with an app or GPS and submit your result online through RaceRoster.

We encourage you to get outside on your favourite trails. If you don’t have access to backcountry trails, simply choose your favourite running route.

If you live in or near Wilden we’d love to see you complete your distance on the Wild One run course. All routes (1km, 5km , 10km) will be marked throughout September. 

 
 

All courses will be marked throughout the month of September to complete you distance in Wilden’s backcountry if you wish. 

Start and finish are at the trail access at the end of Union Road (North end). Plenty of parking is available right in front of the gate. 

Please keep in mind that Wilden’s backcountry is private property and that you enter the trails at your own risk. Be prepared for challenging parts including steep ascends and descends (especially on the 10km course). Be sure to wear proper footwear and except loose footing. 

You can, but don’t have to. If you like, break up your distance into smaller increments over several days or complete it all in one go.

Yes, you can, but we won’t be able to ship any shirts internationally, only within Canada. We would still love to have you participate and support our cause.

Simply head over to our RaceRoster Results Page and submit your time there. If you decided to run your distance multipel times feel free to update your time. You’ll also have the option to submit some photos of your experience, could pre-, during or post-run. We’d love to see your pictures.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

THREE DISTANCES TO CHOOSE FROM

10 KM

Includes: 2020' Wild One' shirt

$35/participant

The Wilden 10km loop is  measuring a total distance of 10.2km.

Start and finish is at the end of Union Road (North end). You can park in front of the gate and access the trail from there. Signs will be there with all the information you need to know.

For the 10km course you will follow the orange arrows. Flags and markers have been put up as well to guide you. 

The 5km and 10km course share the same route for the first 3.5km. The 10km route will keep climbing up staying to the right when the 5km route takes a left to head back down. The 10km course will follow the main trail all the way up to Wilden’s fire watch cabin, where you’ve reached the peak and photo spot. From there on it’s mostly downhill the way you came with an additional ridge that offers great views over Okanagan lake. The ridge will connect back to the main trail where you will keep descending to the fork where the 5km course descended. You will take a right and follow the same route down as the 5km course.

5 KM

Includes: 2020' Wild One' shirt

$35/participant

The Wilden 5km loop is  measuring a total distance of 4.8km.

Start and finish is at the end of Union Road (North end). You can park in front of the gate and access the trail from there. Signs will be there with all the information you need to know.

For the 5km course you will follow the light blue arrows. Orange flagging tape and markers have been put up as well to guide you. 

The 5km and 10km course share the same route for the first 3.5km. Alway through the 5km course you will reach your photo spot with view over Wilden’s Hidden lake neighbourhood and the city. Shortly after the 3km point you will reach a fork; the 10km route will keep climbing up staying to the right, the 5km route takes a left to head back down. 

1 KM Kids Run

Includes: 2020' Wild One' shirt

$20/participant

The Wilden 1km kids loop is  measuring a total distance of 1.2km.

Start and finish is at the end of Union Road (North end). You can park in front of the gate and access the trail from there. Signs will be there with all the information you need to know.

For the 1km course you will follow the dark blue/purple arrows. Orange flagging tape and markers have been put up as well to guide you. 

The 1km course shares the same route as the 5km and 10km for the first few hundred metres. The 5km and 10km course will stay on the main trail when the 1km route will take a left turn. Keep to your left following the arrows that will eventually guide you onto a single trail, which will lead you all the ay back to the start point.

RUNNING IN WILDEN

Start and finish for the marked courses in Wilden's backcountry are at the end of Union Road (North end). For more details about the courses click the buttons above and download the kml files to use with your gps device/app.

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