Spirit of Syilx Unity Run
Between 140 and 200 participants will come together over the 4 day run, with a minimum of 100 runners joining for the entire 4 days. Based on the previous years, the average age of runners will be in between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age, with the youngest runner being 5 and the oldest in their 60’s. The majority of the runners will be members of Okanagan Nation communities who are chaperoned by designated community members.
The Unity Run starts in Revelstoke on the Thursday May 10 2018, with a ceremony. Runners will spend the next three days running South West towards Lumby and Vernon. Cultural support will be a part of the run to assist with the implementation of Syilx teachings, cultural practices and to provide guidance to the youth. A closing ceremony will take place on Sunday May 13, 2018.
Route: Revelstoke to Fauquier to Vernon
Total Distance: 300 km