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TRAINING IN PENTICTON

Swimming- Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake

Situated between two beautiful freshwater lakes makes Penticton an easy place to find a perfect place to train for open water swimming. Both Okanagan Lake (on the North end of town) and Skaha Lake (on the south end) have beautiful, family friendly, sandy beaches. Both lakes tend to have calmer water early in the morning. This time of day also makes finding a parking spot at the busy beaches a bit easier. Athletes are advised that these beaches do not have lifeguards on duty. Please DO NOT leave bikes or other valuables unattended on the beach. Athletes swim at their own risks outside of race times.

Biking- Eastside Road and Naramata Road

If you’re looking for a paved road to ride on, heading either North or South out of Penticton will promise to be beautiful. Check out the east side of the lakes, riding through vineyards and orchards to either Naramata or OK Falls. Cyclists are reminded that roads will not be closed outside of race times. Please ride with caution.

Running- KVR Trail, Channel Parkway and Pen-Hi Track

The KVR is a beautiful trail that passes through Penticton. Runners, bikers, walkers and even horseback riders share the flat gravel trails to the North and South of the city. If you prefer to stay right in town you can run along the River Channel parkway which has a gravel and paved trail away from the road. This is an off-leash dog walking trail as well. Penticton Secondary School offers the option for lap running on the 400 metre, 8 lane track.