Marathon Search

When you’re looking for a new home, the search process can seem daunting. But avid runners can use their hobby as both a fitness opportunity and a chance to check out a different community. For instance, the race proudly billed as Canada’s Hardest 10k is run every November at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria (which even offers runners discounted rooms at the Westin Resort Hotel), with more than 1,000 feet of elevation change. Kelowna’s Wilden community hosts an annual Wild One Trail Run each October through the rugged backcountry terrain of the development; last year it raised $8,000 for youth mental health initiatives. And Predator Ridge in Vernon hosts a Dirty Feet Snowshoe Race each January and a Dirty Feet Trail Run in April. wildonerun.ca, bearmountain10k.com, dirtyfeet.ca

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