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Outdoor recreation and running top the list of things to do in Penticton this weekend

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May 06, 2016 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON - If getting outdoors and getting in shape is on your list of things to do this weekend, Penticton is a good place to be.

The Bare Bones Duathlon takes place Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m starting at the park along South Main Street near the entrance to the Skaha Lake boat launch. Fees are $50 on line, $60 day of race. Prizes are available in each age group and there will be draw prizes handed out during athlete check in. Entrants must be 18 or older.

For more information about the Bare Bones Duathlon, click here.

The Blossom 10 Miler run hosted by the Penticton Pounders takes place Sunday, May 8 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The 10 mile run from Naramata to the SS Sicamous is a May tradition in Penticton. The race is open to ages 15 years and older. Bib pickup is at 7:15 a.m. The cost is $21 for 19 years and under, $25 for 20 years and older. 

For more information, about the Blossom 10 Miler, click here.

Recreation Penticton is hosting Take it Outdoors at Rotary Park on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. This event offers an opportunity to try out a variety of outdoor gear for free. Kayaks, bikes, stand up paddle boards and other equipment will be available to try out, along with local outdoor recreational resources highlighting the outdoor opportunities available in the Penticton area. A kids play area will be set up to keep the youngsters entertained, and all moms who show up will receive a special Mothers Day gift.

For more information, contact the Penticton Community Centre at 250-490-2426.

The Penticton Downtown Community Market opens for the season on Saturday, May 7, operating out of the 300 block of Main Street until the revitalization project in the 200 block is completed on June 17. The community market runs for several blocks, hosts hundreds of vendors and is the biggest of its kind in the Okanagan. It opens at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m., while the Penticton Farmers Market, which has been in operation for the past two weekends, operates from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department’s annual garage sale takes place on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to noon. It’s one of the biggest garage sales in the region, attracting hundreds of bargain hunters each year, at the firehall on Lakehill Road in Kaleden. A portion of this year's proceeds will be donated to evacuees of the Fort McMurray wildfire.


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