Challenge Penticton - Swim 3.8 km, Bike 180 km, Run 42.2 km
For the last weekend in August, racing "Challenge Penticton" is a technical challenge due to the rugged Okanagan geography and hot arid climate, and is known the world over for its single loop through mountainous B.C. geography. The swim takes place in the pristine Okanagan Lake, which records warm water temperatures throughout the summer. The long-distance bike course features two steep climbs at Richter Pass and Yellow Lake with elevation ascents over 210 metres high. The run includes an out-and-back along the gorgeous Skaha Lake to the south.