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Endurance race rolling through Coldstream

The 580 km Expedition Canada race will be in Coldstream for portions of this week
Racers begin in Penticton, then traverse through the Okanagan Valley, eventually finishing in approximately four days. (Expedition Canada Instagram)

An epic endurance race is ripping into Coldstream this week.

Expedition Canada is a 580 kilometre adventure where teams of four racers compete on foot, mountain bikes or canoes using maps and compasses to navigate their way through the course.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 23, cyclists will be coming from Echo Lake on Reid Road, Brewer Road, Highway 6 and King Edward Forest Service Road to reach Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, and then make their way to Lake Country via the trail network. Racers are expected to go through Coldstream on the mountain bike section between 10 p.m on Tuesday and 11 a.m on Wednesday.

On foot, racers will be coming from Lake Country by canoes to Coldstream. Racers are expected to arrive at Kalamalka Beach between 9 a.m on Wednesday and 8 a.m on Thursday.

The small access road between Alexanders Pub and Kalamalka Beach will be closed on Wednesday until 9 a.m on Thursday, May 25.

You can follow the live tracking map to check in on the racers.

More information on the race can be found here.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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