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Giant's Head Run

Summerland Recreation is asking you to let us know when you would like to see the run offered in 2024. Follow the link to take a short 3-mintue survey to help us offer the best, family focused race possible.

Saturday June 3, 2023 - Thank you to all our Participants and Sponsors in 2023. Check back in 2024 for updated infomation. 

Since 1982 the Summerland Giant's Head Run has been a highlight of the community with both a 5km and 10km run. This year there will be added features along the way, running to 80's music and water spray stations. Join the fun and over $2500 in prizes and no less than 22 categories of awards.

Online registration will be available at : The Running Room
If you cannot register online due to payment options please register in person at the Aquatic & Fitness Center located at 13205 Kelly Ave during regular office hours Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
~Race day registration available in person until 5:00pm~

Race Information 

Race Start - 6:00 pm 13205 Kelly Ave, Summerland BC
Race Finish - 13205 Kelly Ave (Finish line closes at 7:30 pm)
Award Ceremony & Prize Draw: 7:30 pm at the Summerland Aquatic & Fitness Centre Finish Zone

Package Pick-Up
Aquatic & Fitness Centre - 13205 Kelly Ave
Fri. June 2 12:00 noon - 7:30pm
Sat. June 3 9:00am - 5:00pm

Race Features
- chip timing
- $2,500 in draw prizes
- t-shirts guaranteed to first 350 competitors
- after race refreshments & fruit
- change room facilities and showers
- free after race swim
- ribbons for all children 7 years old and under

Updates & Information:
Stay tuned to up-to-date information at our event page: Giant's Head Run - Facebook
Visit SPORTSTATS.CA for the full race results.



An interactive mapping application has been created to show the Giant's Head Run 5km and 10km routes including the race direction, aid station locations and elevation profiles. By using this app, you acknowledge and accept the Disclaimer and Terms of Use. A simple version of the route map is shown below.

2019 Course Map 



  • Washroom/Change Room Facilities - Washrooms in the Aquatic Centre.
  • Parking - Parking is available in downtown Summerland and in the Secondary School parking lot.
  • NO DOGS in the finish zone or starting chute


  • Start - The race will start at the Summerland Aquatic Centre on Kelly Ave at 6:00 pm SHARP!
  • 10km runners will go right at the end of Main St and 5.7km runners will turn left.
  • Numbers - Your number must be pinned on the FRONT of your body and it must be clearly visible.
    If you do not have your number when crossing the finish line you will be disqualified. It is important you cross the timing mat.
  • Course - Please see the map.  All major intersections will have traffic control and course marshals will be at all corners where course direction is in doubt.  THE ROAD WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC DURING THE RACE SO RUNNERS SHOULD PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
  • Finish - Aquatic and Fitness Centre, 13205 Kelly Avenue
  • Aid & Water Stations – Carrying a personal water bottle is recommended.     
  • 5.7km Run:  Aid stations at approximately the 2.5km & the 4km point where water will be available.
  • 10km Run:  There will be 4 aid stations at approximately the 3km, 5km, 7 & 9km point where water will be available.
  • Pacing - Runners may not be paced by non-competitors, cyclists or by any other means.  Any competitor who is so paced will be disqualified.
  • Medical - Medical personnel will be at the finish line.  A patrol vehicle will be available for emergency purposes.


  • Finish - Please move away from the finish line as soon as possible.  Volunteers will be on hand to assist anyone requiring physical support
  • Refreshments - Fruit & water will be available for all competitors at the pool on Kelly Avenue.
  • T-Shirts - These will be included in your race package. Shirt size requests will be filled on a "what's available basis", no guarantees.     

  • Official results will be posted online at as soon as possible after the race and announced at the Summerland Aquatic & Fitness Centre parking lot.
  • First, second, and third finisher in all categories will receive a medal.
  • Ribbons for all entrants 7 yrs and under.

There will be $2,500.00 worth of draw prizes provided by local merchants.  Participants must be present to receive draw prizes.                                                                

All results for past races (2015 - 2022) are available at SportStatsWorld