The second Sunday of every August is dedicated to our annual Doggie Duathlon fundraiser event. Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park provides a beautiful setting for this fun, non-competitive event where you and your pooch can enjoy a 2, 5 or 8.5 km walk/run followed by an optional 25 or 50 m swim. Thanks to our sponsors we typically have a goodie bag for all particpants and some random prize draws too! Click on a tab for more details about the event.
Each of the walk/run options below lead to the doggie beach at Cosens Bay for the optional 25 or 50 m swim to complete the duathlon.
Water stations are shown on each map. Please note that the number and location of water stations will be dependent on the number of participants.
To view videos of each route, simply click on the applicable link.
Registered participants will pick up their bibs and doggie bandanas at the start location. Upon returning to the start location at the end of the event each participant will receive a goodie bag and if you’re lucky, a random drawn prize donated by our sponsors!
The Doggie Duathlon begins promptly at 8 a.m. so be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time at the main entrance to the park (yellow gate). Please park in the last parking lot where the event will start from.
Runners will be started first for all distances, immediately followed by walkers. It is your responsibility to ensure you have full control of your leashed dog throughout the entirety of the event.
Upon completion of the walk/run portion, the swim portion will be available for your leashed pooch, but of course you are always free to swim with them! When you exit the water you will be presented with your pooch’s “medal” and have completed the duathlon! Should you wish to remain in the beach area please move to the adjacent designated doggie beach area and ensure your dog does not interfere with other participants still completing the duathlon. To avoid unwanted trash on the beach and trails, snacks and juices will be available to you at the check-in location following the event, along with your goodie bag and if you are lucky, a random drawn prize draw!
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in following the rules of this event and the Provincial Park laws to ensure that we are able to hold future Doggie Duathlons at this scenic location!
We are very happy to welcome back Barry from Kiss the Monkey Photography who has generously donated his professional photography services for the Doggie Duathlon for almost all of our events.
Barry always captures the fun of the event in his photos and I know everyone appreciates his sponsorship of the event! After the event print quality photos will be available for purchase directly from Barry and details will be posted on our Facebook page once the photos are available for viewing online. Barry has been very generous in providing his services for our event for many years, so please consider booking your next family or special occasion photos with him – you won’t be disappointed!
We are incredibly thankful to our sponsors that help make this event successful! Without their support the goodie bags and random prize draws would not be possible, so be sure to support them and say thank you if you visit their businesses in Vernon or online!