frequently asked questions
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Location & Parking
The event is taking place in Wilden’s backcountry. This year’s event hub is located in the trail fork close to the trail access at the end of Wilden Ridge Drive. Simply drive up Wilden Ridge Dr. At the end of the road, you will see the event flags. There is limited parking on–site which will be first–come, first–serve. We encourage everyone to carpool as much as possible. Once the site parking has been filled, please find parking somewhere in the neighbourhood and walk over. You can find street parking in Echo Ridge on Skyland Drive, Summer Wood Drive and Echo Ridge Drive.
Two portable toilets will be available near the start/finish area for your convenience.
Waste Reduction & Water Stations
We’d like to keep our trails and backcountry waste free and limit the amount of waste we produce at this event. Only a limited number of paper cups will be available. We encourage everyone to bring their own water bottle or hydration backpack to stay hydrated while on the trails and at the event.
One water station is located at the Wilden Firewatch Cabin about 2km into the run, 10km runners will pass this water station a second time on their way back around the 8km mark. Another water station is located at the start/finish line.
All the proceeds and donations from this event go towards the Blenk Family Fund for Youth Mental Health. This fund supports the Foundry Kelowna and as well as research and education in youth suicide prevention.
Photography & Videography
The team from Kodiak BC will be on site to capture fun memories from all angles – drones will capture some amazing shots from above. Event pictures will be available for download on this website after the event when ready. The event recap video will be shared via Wilden’s social media channels.
You can register for one of the 3 courses online through RaceRoster until Thursday, September 21st 2021 at midnight. If you have trouble registering online please contact us through this page.
We have 3 price tiers:
- Early Bird Special from June 24 – July 31, 2023
- 2nd Tier Fees from August 1 – 31, 2023
- 3rd Tier Fees from September 1 – 21, 2023
PLEASE NOTE: No refunds once you’ve registered. NO registration at package pick up or on event day.
Race Swag & Package Pick-up
With your registration for the 5km or 10km distance you will receive a Wild One Run drawstring backpack.
Race package pickup including your bib number, timing chip and race swag can be done on site before your event (site opens at 9am). Please ensure to arrive early enough to pick up your package on-site with us – we recommend to arrive on site about 30 minutes before your scheduled run/walk. Give yourself enough time to find parking and to get warmed up.
PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE!
Three distances to choose from with something for everyone, from youngster to furry friends.
- 1km Kid’s Run
- 5km Walk/Run, option to join the separate dog division
- 10km Run
Please note that distances are approximate and terrain may be challenging, especially on the 10km course. Please come prepared with good trail shoes.
We have one dog run on the 5km course. Dog handlers please make sure to have your dog on leash and under control at all times for the safety of other runners, attendees and dogs. Our dog run sponsor Bosley’s Brandt’s Creek will have lots of doggie waste bags, please make sure to pick up after your pup.
Awards & Prizes
Every child completing the 1K kids course will be awarded with a Wild One ribbon to proudly wear and pin on their shirt.
In the 5km and 1okm run we will always award the top three male and female finishers. The top 3 dogs will be recognized for their accomplishment as well.
Stay tuned for the rest of the prizes to be announced soon.
- No pacing: People not registered may not accompany registered runners throughout the course for insurance and liability reasons.
- Dogs only allowed on leash for the 5K dog run, starting at a separate time than the regular 5K run.
- No littering on or off the course. If we see a runner leave garbage behind that runner will be disqualified and banned from the race.
- No short cuts.
- Slower runners please yield the trail for other runners to pass.
- Stay to your right when the trail is wide enough to allow faster runners to easily pass and to make room in those section where you have oncoming traffic.
- Drop out: If you wish to drop out of the race you must do so at an aid station or with a volunteer stationed on the course so we can remove your bib number.
Please keep in mind that the terrain may be challenging. Be prepared for loose footing and uneven ground. Please come prepared with good trail shoes and a water bottle/hydration backpack if you need water throughout the course. Audio equipment of any type is not recommended in order to be fully aware of your surroundings. If you choose to run with headphones, we ask you to only wear it in one ear.
We will have some hay bales set up for seating, but encourage family and/or friends who are coming to cheer you on to bring a lawn or camping chair if they want to have somewhere to sit. Spectators are also welcome to bring noisemakers to cheer on all runners.