Walk In The Park 50K-25K-14K – Kamloops, Canada
The majority of the trails on the WITP consist of somewhat rolling double and single-track trail. Approximately 1.0km of graded gravel road is required on each lap to traverse between trail heads. There are a few short steep sections on the course requiring some care with footing. Each lap constitutes approximately 850m of elevation gain. The route winds through sagebrush desert and Ponderosa Pine/Douglas Fir forest. A pine bark beetle epidemic took a heavy toll on Ponderosa Pine in the past decade, so shade cover can be minimal on south facing slopes. It can be very warm on the September long weekend with temperatures creeping into the high 20s and even 30s in the afternoon.
The designated route will be well marked with ground flags at 75-150m intervals and flour at potentially confusing intersections. The honour system is in place for runners as marshals are non-existent. Any runners finding themselves off course should return to the place of deviation and pick up the route from there.