Athletics Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Mountain Running Association (CMRA) and the Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners (ACU), is pleased to announce that the 2022 Canadian Mountain & Trail Running Championship, the first of its kind, will take place on Sept. 17 in Okanagan’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in Vernon, B.C., as part of the Freaky Creeky race weekend.
The Bush Babes and Bros, a trail running company that organizes ultra running races in Vernon, will play host to this year’s Canadian championship. The event will serve as the Selection Trials for the 2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships in Innsbruck and Stubai, Austria in June of next year.
“I think people will fall in love with our views,” said Bush Babes and Bros race director Dawna Jodoin. “The course goes through three ecological systems, and you see everything from Cedars to marshes to Douglas firs.”