About McLennan's Grit
McLennan's Grit is named in honour of ultra runner, triathlete, and all-around family man Fred McLennan.
McLennan's Grit 12-hour Ultra Trail Run (and relay) is a new trail running event that brings challenge, camaraderie, and friendly competition together in British Columbia's beautiful Okanagan Valley.
McLennan's Grit is geared for runners who are looking for a new challenge, and enjoy bringing friends and family together to race in a beautiful outdoor environment where health, wellness, community spirit, and fun are the focus. Athletes can race McLennan's Grit solo, as a 2-person team, or as a team of 3 to 6 athletes.
Participants of all abilities may run or walk the 5 km trail loop through the natural habitat of Mount Conkle Park completing as many laps as they want in the 12-hour time frame. The Start/Finish of each lap is at the Summerland Rodeo Grounds where the Energy Zone (EZ) transition is comprised of team tents, timing tent and the F2C aid station. There is plenty of parking on-site as well as washroom facilities.
Teams are invited to set up their own base camps in the Energy Zone complete with comfy chairs, banners, cowbells and whatever else makes it fun to hang out for the day. The course goes right through the EZ so you can cheer everyone on! Team members will be responsible for keeping track of their laps and of course we'll help!
Food and drinks will be provided post-race in the Club House to celebrate the day.
Located on 70+ acres of beautiful Okanagan terrain at Summerland's Rodeo Grounds, in the hills west of Summerland, British Columbia. The Rodeo Grounds is our base camp and race headquarters. The 5 km course winds up and around the ridges of Mount Conkle looping through airy Ponderosa pine forest back past the Rodeo Grounds club house.
All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt if registered by May 20, 2020!
Post race food and social!
Solo: Ages 18+
2-Person Relay: Ages 18+
3-6 Person Relay: Ages 13+
Youth teams must have an adult manager/supervisor.
All teams require a team captain to handle registration, organization of team and the point of contact for the team with the race organizers.
Friday, June 19, 2020
Race Package Pick-up: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location Summerland Rodeo Grounds
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Race Check-in: 6:00 – 6:30 a.m.
Pre-Race Athlete Meeting: 6:40 a.m.
Start Time: 7:00 a.m.
5 km Family Fun Run Check-in: 11:30-11:45 a.m.
*5 km Family Fun Run Start Time: Noon
Finish Time: 7:00 p.m.
Post-Race Social: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
5 km Family Fun Run
One Loop of McLennan's Grit Ultra
Local time: 4:43 PM
Families and youth of all ages are welcome to participate! (Youth under 13 years olds must be accompanied by an adult please).
June 20, 2020 at NOON! $5 registration fee (online registration)