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The Merritt Country Run is just around the corner! Below you will find some helpful information regarding race weekend!


Race Weekend Details


Saturday, June 8/19: Merritt Civic Centre, 1950 Mamette Ave

Package pickup and on-site registration will be NOON-8pm in conjunction with the Health and Lifestyle Expo which will run from NOON-4pm.  Please come and enjoy the over 20 vendors we will have on-site, as well as live fitness demos!  Then those who are of legal drinking age may present their race bibs across the street at the Empty Keg Brewhouse to redeem their complimentary 4oz sample of one of their fantastic on tap beers!  Or wait and treat yourself after the race on Sunday afternoon!


Sunday, June 9/19: Voght Park, 1500 Main St 

 7:00am-7:45am: Package Pickup and Race Day Registration 

 7:45am: Half Marathon Warmup 

 7:55am: Mayor’s Welcome 

 8:00am: Half Marathon Start 

 8:15am: Twice Around The Track 

 8:45am: 5K/10K Warmup 

 9:00am: 5K/10K Start 

 11:00am: Post-race yoga in the park courtesy of Akasa Yoga



Questions?  There is still time to contact us!

Stacey Krajci, Race Director
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Wayne Richardson from Runners Sole in Kamloops will be at our Learn To Run 5K clinic on Tues April 30 at the Merritt Civic Centre 545-615pm. He will be talking about how to choose the running shoe that’s right for you! And you can enter win a running gift basket valued at $80 with everything a runner needs!! If you want to give running a try you can join us that evening for our short run and then consider signing up for the Merritt Country Run!

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If other friends or family members still want to participate there is still time to sign up online until midnight June 7.  Or they can sign up at the expo during package pickup hours between 12-8pm.


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Did you get a chance to purchase one of these fantastic shirts during your registration?  No?  Don't despair!  We will have race shirts at the expo for $20 while quantities last!  Thanks to Anita, one of our hard working committee members for being the token model!!

Package Pickup is Saturday June 8 at the Merritt Country Run Lifestyle Expo from 12-8pm  Merritt Civic Centre 1950 Mamette Ave., behind City Hall.

Race day package pick up will be on Sunday June 9 at Voght Park between 7-8am.

Your #merrittcountryrun organizing committee members are also runners! Here they are at the #bmovanmarathon #halfmarathon.

Come run with us in Merritt on June 9! 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Merritt Country Run because without them there could not be a run!

Volunteers needed for all of the following: 

  • Running the water stations
  • Cheer leading
  • Assisting with registration
  • Field set up and take down
  • Course set up and take down
  • Handing out medals
  • Race package preparation
  • Post race clean up
  • Course patrol (bike or motor bike)
  • Fruit preparation
  • Runner directors
  • First Aid

If you add all that up it comes to about 75 people.  If you are interested, follow the link listed below and click on the "volunteer" button on the left hand side of the webpage.

Register to Volunteer



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