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General

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 onsite which will be firstcome, firstserve. 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. 

Here’s a link to view the event site map.

Washrooms

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. 

Cause

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.

Run Details

Registration

You can register for one of the 3 courses online through Zone4 until Friday, September 16th 2022 at 3pm PT. If you have trouble registering online please contact us through this page.

We have 3 price tiers:

  • Early Bird Special from June 15 – July 15 2022
  • 2nd Tier Fees from July 16 – August 31 2022
  • 3rd Tier Fees from September 1-16 2022

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 pair of Wild One Run socks. Two sizes to choose from: Adult Small (5-10), Adult Large (7-13).

Race package pickup including your bib number, timing chip and race swag can be done on site before your event (site open at 8.30am). Please ensure to arrive early enough to pick up your package on-site with us – we recommend to arrive on site 30 minutes before your scheduled run/walk. Give yourself enough time to find parking.

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE!

Please make sure to pick up your own race package with ID as you will have to sign a liability waiver. We don’t allow to pick up multiple packages for friends and family unless they are there with you to sign the waiver right away.

The Courses

Three distances to choose from with something for everyone, from youngster to furry friends.

  • 1km Kid’s Run
  • 5km Walk/Run, option to bring your dog along
  • 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.

Dog Runners

We have one dog run on the 5km course starting at 9.45am. 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.  

More Details

Event Waiver

Every participant needs to sign the liability waiver before starting their run. We will have waivers ready for you to fill out at the check-in desk. If you want to save time and have access to a printer, you can download the waiver ahead of time through the button below; fill out the waiver and then bring it with you on Sunday 

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.

Fresh Air is sponsoring prizes for the 5km and 10km course. The top three female and male finishers will be recognized for each distance.

Bosley’s Brandts Creek location is sponsoring the prizes for our 5km dog run. The top three dogs (and their humans) will be recognized.

Race Etiquette

  • No pacing: People not registered may not accompany registered runners throughout the course.
  • Dogs only allowed on leash for the 5K dog loop.
  • 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 have the wish to drop out of the race you must do so at an aid station so we can remove your bib number.

Your Gear

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. 

Spectators

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.