Dirty Feet Tunnel run offers scenic adventure

Kettle Valley Railway trail above Naramata will get pounded on as athletes take on the North Face Dirty Feet Tunnel Run Nov. 4.

Kettle Valley Railway trail above Naramata will get pounded on as athletes take on the North Face Dirty Feet Tunnel Run Nov. 4.

The event offers a 20-kilometre run for either a two-person relay or solo. Grace Hiom of Dirty Feet Trail Races said they are looking to attract over 100 people to participate in the run.

“Offering a relay provides more options for people if they don’t want to run 20-km on their own so they can partner with friends and run together,” said Hiom.

It’s the first time the event is being held in Penticton and Hiom said they were looking for a venue that offered an easier, less technical trail suited to people of all levels.

“The majority of the Dirty Feet Trail series trails have more roots, rocks, uneven terrain and a lot more hills,” she said. “The Kettle Valley Railway trail in Penticton offers a great trail, great scenery and hopefully good weather.”

Participants can enjoy a well marked trail, the team dynamic, the camaraderie and prizes from the sponsors. Penticton was also chosen to allow Dirty Feet to connect with one of their great sponsors True Outdoors, which recently added a store in the community. Dirty Feet is a trail race series offering trail running, mountain biking and snowshoe events throughout the Okanagan. If anyone is interested in the event they can go to www.dirtyfeet.ca for more information or to register.