Running Club

Penticton Physio Running Club

Inaugurated in October 2018, the Penticton Physio Running Club was created by clinic owner Chris Stokes following his completion of the Okanagan Marathon in Kelowna. Chris wanted to give something back to the local community and share his love of running, so created the free to enter Penticton Physio Running Club.

The club is free to join and all are welcome (including dogs and running strollers!). Runners of all abilities are encouraged to join, and we have runs of varying distances to accommodate as many people as possible. Typically, we use the clinic as our starting point and run either along Lakeshore and* the channel, or head up Vancouver Hill and run along the stunning KVR trail.

CURRENTLY, OUR RUNNING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

Tuesday Evenings

6:00pm  /  4-5km

Saturday Mornings

9:00am  /  8-10KM

HOW TO TAKE PART

Prior to running with us, we do ask that you complete our club waiver, which can be found here, or can be completed when you meet us at the clinic before you join us on your first run.

All information and ongoing management of the running club is handled through the club’s FB group.

Please click the Facebook button above to join the group. You will then be able to view updates, comments, and photos from our runs.

We look forward to running with you soon!

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear friends,

As you will be aware, we are in the middle of a public health emergency due to the ongoing coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic. Following strong recommendations from both the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in the last 24 hours, we have made the difficult decision to close our clinic until March 31st 2020. We believe that this is the ethically and socially responsible action to help ‘flatten the curve’ of the virus. We are trying to do our part to help take the pressure off the already overloaded Penticton Regional Hospital by preventing further spread.

Please note, we have NOT had any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our clinic. You can still book appointments with us for March 31st & onward, either on the phone at 250-493-1152 or on our online booking portal, located at the top of each of our webpages.

We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but we hope you can understand our decision in this unprecedented time. We will be working behind the scenes while our clinic is closed to make sure that all of your ICBC, WorkSafe BC and private claims are all being processed, and liaising with ICBC and WorkSafe as needed to extend treatment blocks which may end during our down time.

We are currently in the process of calling our patients to reschedule appointments, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard from us yet – we haven’t forgotten about you!

Again, we thank you for your understanding in this challenging time. We will keep you updated on the status of our clinic as the days and weeks unfold, and urge everyone to practice social distancing and keep updated on the current health advice from the Canadian government and health departments.

Looking forwards to seeing you all again on March 31st.

Best regards,

Chris Stokes,
Clinic Director and Registered Physiotherapist – March 17th, 2020