February 07, 2015 - 2:37 PM
PENTICTON - It may be seven months away but this year’s Challenge Penticton is already taking shape, with a brand new course outlined and a special program for athletes who can’t get enough and keep coming back year after year.
Organizers are saying the new course will allow runners to clock faster finish times over the full distance, according to a media release. It starts with a new Energy Zone in Gyro Park and ends with a new stadium-style finish in Okanagan Lake Park.
Along with the new course comes a new program appreciating athletes who return each year to test themselves. The Penticton Long Course Legends entrants who have completed ten full-distance races will attend a pre-race banquet where they’ll be recognized with an award. After that they’ll get to compete wearing a special race number.
Legends can expect some special treatment, receiving special transition positions, a legend garment and other VIP benefits.
Once athletes reach their ten race milestone, they’ll receive an award for every additional five full-distance races the complete at Challenge Penticton.
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