The main gathering point with start and finish line is at the future Wilden Market Square Site on Union Road across from the Hidden Lake Lookout Townhomes.
If you're coming from Glenmore Road turn onto Union Road and follow it all the way up until you see the event flags.
If you're coming up to Wilden from Clement Avenue just turn onto Clifton Road, then right onto Rio Drive. Follow Rio Drive, turn left onto Upper Canyon Drive and keep following the road all the way to the roundabout. Here take the 2nd exit to Union Road. Here you will see flags marking the event and parking site.
Portable toilets will be available at the start/finish area for your convenience.
Plenty of parking will be available on site visible with flags and is only a short walk from the start line (left) off Union Road. If the parking lot fills up street parking in the surrounding neighbourhoods will be available. We encourage all participants to car pool to reduce the hassle of finding parking and to keep the environment in mind.
Wild One is a cup free event. Please make sure to bring your own water bottle or hydration backpack. We will have water jugs at the aid stations to refill at any time.
We suggest the best spot for spectators to cheer on their runners is the start/finish area. If you wish to support your runners from the street (i.e. Upper Canyon Drive or Union Road) you are at your own risk and we advise to please be cautious with traffic.
All the proceeds and donations from this event go towards the Blenk Family Fund for Youth Mental Health. This fund support the Foundry Kelowna and as well as research and education in youth suicide prevention.
We will have an event photographer on site to capture fun memories. All pictures will be available for download on this website after the event.
We will also have videographers capturing the event and will share that with you here and on Wilden's social media.
Wilden residents Kim Morgan and Chris Keeley will get you singing along with their catching cover songs before we start announcing awards.
5K LOOP • Half the Distance. All the Fun.
This course provides the elevation challenges of the 10 km, and is suited for runners, walkers and dog lovers with their furry running buddies. The course will start off in the same direction as the 10K loop, but at the top of the first long hill it will take a turn to the East and continue to climb up to the top where you will get a bird’s eye view of Hidden Lake and Upper Canyon neighbourhoods. After the apex, the course winds back downhill and takes you to the finish line at the future Market Square site.
10K LOOP • A Wild Challenge!
The 10 km run will do a large loop of the Northwest portion of the Wilden highlands. Starting from the future future Market Square Site, the race begins with a long steady climb up past several wetlands, and after a final steep incline, offers a respite at the Wilden Cabin where you will be greeted by an on-course water and support station - and a spectacular view of Okanagan Lake. The course will then take a few rollers before a descent past the water tower, eventually popping out at Wilden Ridge Drive. A small jaunt down the road will bring you to the switch-back trails off Upper Canyon, which will lead down to the meadows. From there, a run past Forrest Edge will bring you back home, with the finish area in the future Market Square Site.
1K KIDS LOOP
A great introduction to trail running and plenty of fun for the young ones - The kids run will be kept within the boundaries of the future Market Square in the area of the post race festivities. The race will pop up on the single track trails behind the site, and wrap back around to the finish for the full hurrah.
FIRST AID & WATER STATIONS
We will have first aid on site at the start and finish line and on call in case something happens on one of the courses. If a runner can't complete the race due to an injury we will send first aid up to the injured person to pick him/her up.
We will have two water stations. One at the start/finish area and a 2nd one approximately halfway through the 10K course at the Wilden Fire Watch cabin. Only water will be available so if you need any other snacks or drinks please make sure to bring them yourself.
You can register for one of the 3 courses online through race roster until Thursday, Oct. 11th. If you have trouble registering online please contact us through this page.
We have 3 price tiers:
- Early Bird Special from June 6- July 31
- 2nd Tier Fees from Aug. 1- Sept. 15
- 3rd Tier Fees from Sept. 16 - Oct. 14
If you decide on race day that you would still like to run one of the courses, don't worry. You can register on site in the morning between 8-8.30am.
PLEASE NOTE: No refunds once you've registered.
RACE SWAG & PACKAGE PICK-UP
First 125 participants who signed up for the 5K or 10K loop will receive a Wild One technical run beanie as their race day swag when picking up the run package.
Package pick up can be done the day prior to the event on Saturday, October 13th from 1-5pm at the Wilden Presentation Centre (1454 Rocky Point Drive) or day of the event on site from 8-8.30am.
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.
AWARDS & PRIZES
Every child completing the 1K kids course will be awarded with a Wild One ribbon to proudly wear and pin on the shirt.
The top female and male in the 10K and 5K race will win a sport watch sponsored by Timex.
The top dog finisher will be awarded with a prize put together by Bosley's in Glenmore.
We will also draw bib numbers throughout awards for a chance to win more goodies. Lots of prizes to win from our sponsors.
TIMING & RESULTS
The event is not chip timed.
The top 3 results of each female and male in the different categories will be posted at the event. All other results can be looked up online after the event. We will put up a link on the homepage.
- 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 disqualified and banned from the race.
- No short cuts.
- Slower runners please yield the trail for other runners to pass.
- 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.