Statement for Kamloops Marathon

The Kamloops Marathon is under reorganization. Thompson Rivers University has led the organization of the event since 2012 and is now in search of a community organization to take the marathon to new heights. As such, a date for the 2019 Kamloops Marathon has not been set at this time.

Under TRU’s leadership, the certified Boston-Marathon qualifier has grown to attract more than 500 racers annually. While TRU’s vision for the Kamloops Marathon has reached fruition, organizers are confident the event will continue to flourish under a new management team.

Please contact Daryl Drozda, Events Coordinator, Advancement at dadrozda@tru.ca or 250-852-7271 with any inquiries.

Thank you for your patience.

Daryl Drozda
Events Coordinator, Advancement
Thompson Rivers University
805 TRU Way, Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 0C8
L: CT151, Clock Tower | P: 250.852.7271
E: dadrozda@tru.ca | W: tru.ca/alumni

For many years, Kamloops has been synonymous with hosting first-class sporting events: a knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer base, strong athletic showings, and a wide variety of outstanding venues. As Canada's Tournament Capital, the city draws thousands of spectators and sporting participants each year to enjoy the world class sports facilities. We are proud to be the home of the Sport Chek Kamloops Marathon, a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The Sport Chek Kamloops Marathon was started as a partnership between the City of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University in 2012 and is now attracting high level quality runners from across Canada as well as a growing number of international racers.

Who are we fundraising for?

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) pursues excellence in all aspects of campus life. In addition to exceptional educational standards, students are exposed to numerous community, leadership, and athletic experiences.  TRU is proud of its student athletes and presently has over 170 student athletes competing on eight teams in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) including basketball, volleyball, soccer, swimming and cross-country.  Additionally, TRU lends support to the varsity club program of men’s baseball as well as the TRU Cheer Team.  TRU student athletes have to make a significant commitment of time and energy throughout the entire academic year. Being a competitive student athlete while attending classes to earn a university degree is challenging.  Student athletes are required to maintain a rigorous practice and game schedule which includes significant travel, all while maintaining a full time course load.  Student athletes depend on scholarship and bursary funding to help offset the cost of tuition and books, as they have little or no time for part-time jobs.  The WolfPack sports teams play an important role in creating campus spirit and a strong athletic program enhances the experience of all students attending TRU.

When you have been an athlete all your life, juggling sports and school from a young age, it becomes second nature. And although academics comes first, we dedicate a great deal to our sport because we love it. We came to TRU to learn, grow, and achieve; our athletic and academic experiences have given us just that.  The scholarships that are available, the season passes sold, and mentoring opportunities available for student athletes are a testament to the support of alumni, family, and friends of TRU. This support makes higher education while playing a university sport possible for many students and with that comes the key to other successes.

- Katie Sparrow, a fifth year student on the women’s soccer team.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program

All proceeds from the 3km race go towards the Canadian Tire Jump Start Program. Jumpstart is a national charity with a commitment to local communities. Organized sports connect kids to their communities. Canadian Tire Corporation recognized this and makes sure that money raised stays where it is donated. Canadian Tire Corporation is Jumpstart’s biggest supporter as it funds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart, which means 100% of customer donations go directly to help kids in need.

Sport Chek Kamloops Marathon Facts


water stations


bridge crossed (twice)


neighborhoods ran through


runners from Kamloops