The Hoodoo Adventures

2020 Santa Rec Run

The Youth Outdoor Recreation Society


Our Community Sponsors

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Who Can Race?

  • Participants of all ages including families with strollers/tyke bikes, grandparents and kids!

  • Like-minded individuals who want to enjoy a fun morning with peers

  • Those looking for an atmosphere where everyone can be a winner!

  • Those who want to give back to the youth in our community at a time when we should all be focusing on creating leaders and encouraging positive and healthy lifestyles!

Where Are We Running?

Start/Finish line:  Hoodoo Adventures located at 131 Ellis Street, Penticton. The Race loop will begin at Hoodoo Adventures with participants running down to the Art Gallery towards the Peach for the 1km run, or carrying on along the Okanagan Beach Boardwalk to the SS Sicamous for the 5km run. 

Registration: Online through the SIGN UP NOW button or in-person on Saturday, November 28th,

3:00-3:30pm at Hoodoo Adventures

How Much Does It Cost?

$15 per child (ages 4-16)

$20 per adult (ages 17+)

$50 family rate (3-5 persons)

School Involvement

Classrooms that donate over $200 in participation fees will not only get to do a super fun race with their peers, receive a Santa hat ,gloves, and a chance at some great draw prizes, but also get their class name in an additional draw to receive one free Outdoor Recreation Program designed specifically for them! Choose from kayaking, hiking, rappelling, survival courses or adventure based learning events!

Workplace Involvement

As this is a fundraising event we ask that your workplace gets involved through literally getting involved! Each office team that participates will get their name in a draw to receive a 50% OFF adventure team building day with Hoodoo Adventure Company, valued to a maximum of $3000!!! A great chance to experience the opportunities that you are helping to create for our local youth!

*One entry for every 4 people (family and friends included) that register under your business/workplace name will go into the draw. The winning adventure will depend on number of participants and will include options from an array of corporate adventures, kayak tours, rappel tours and more!

Past Winners Included:

2011 - The SOEC received a Snowshoe Tour and Catered Bonfire Event for 40 people!
2012 - Community Living won a Kayak Wine Tour for 25 people!
2014 - Thai on the Fly received a 3 night 2 day Adventure Tour Getaway for 5 people!

What Exactly Is Youth Outdoor Recreation?

  • Undertaken in natural, heritage, rural and urban open space

  • Offers an opportunity for improved mental and physical well being, educational gains, social development, building an area’s identity and understanding our environment

  • Offers value to all parts of our community at all stages of life

  • Encourages participants into challenging and demanding situations requiring effort, determination, co-operation and self-reliance

  • Offers a holistic form of education that can assist in education of the person as a whole; academically, physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically, providing opportunities to apply knowledge in real-life situations and enhancing the understanding of the relationship between humans and the natural environment

  • Programs within the school curriculum are said to be of valuable assistance as they operate outside the limitations that govern traditional and formal teaching and learning in schools by aiming to promote the development of the whole person as a social individual being, in a balanced and integrated fashion

  • The holistic approach challenges current forms of schooling which are considered to be competitively preparing their students for final exams, and placing vocational outcomes and tertiary entrance scores as paramount, rather than giving their students a total life experience to assist in the development of the person as whole