Category Archives: Kids Can Do It Too

My kids are often capable of more than I think they are. I’ll bet yours are, too!

Last week for free t-shirt & enter to win $50 Sportchek gift card

Sportchek wants to give you a $50 gift card!unnamed

Kamloops Marathon has partnered with SportChek to help TRU bring you the best marathon possible! We will be giving away a $50 SportChek gift card to a lucky person who likes and shares our post on Facebook. Simply click here and “like” and “share” our post to be entered!

LIKE & SHARE KAMLOOPS MARATHON FACEBOOK PAGE!

Register before April 1st to get your free technical t-shirt!

We want to make sure you get your free technical t-shirt!

After April 1st the price of the t-shirt will be added to the registration cost. So register today to guarantee your free technical t-shirt and sizing!

Who are we fundraising for?

Proceeds from the Kamloops Marathon will support TRU WolfPack Athletes. In addition to assisting student athletes to travel to games, competitions & races, funds raised will create bursaries to help these students offset the cost of tuition and Continue reading Last week for free t-shirt & enter to win $50 Sportchek gift card

Hitting the Trails with Dirty Feet

Last Sunday, over 360 participants ran in the first North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run of the season in the Batchelor/Lac Du Bois Grasslands Park.

It was the second year in a row that our entire family has participated in the 5km event and the kids were far more engaged this year!

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My husband ran with our six year old while I ran with our youngest. It was a little chilly at the start of the race for the little one, but it quickly became comfortable enough for her to shed a layer.  The rain that threatened to fall before the race never materialized and all of us racers enjoyed the calm weather and dry terrain.

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My daughter ran/walked the entire way, stopping only to take off Continue reading Hitting the Trails with Dirty Feet

Get Your Family Started With Geocaching!

“Geocaching is when you find secret treasures hidden under logs or under benches by looking on the map and seeing if it’s 100m or 2m or 14m away.”  – definition by S, age 7.

Geocaching is the use of a GPS to locate a hidden treasure by moving to the designated coordinates.

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My husband and I like solving puzzles and riddles and have passed on that interest to our kids. We like giving them tasks to accomplish and they LOVE earning the rewards that they can earn.
We like to set up challenges around town and enjoy exploring the outdoors and seeing what we can find. Naturally, geocaching was something that we had heard about and in which we had interest. Without a GPS unit, we hadn’t had the opportunity to take our kids (9, 7, 5 and 1) to explore and try our hand at locating the hidden treasures. When eavesdropping on a coffee shop conversation one day, I was bold enough to ask a little more and was told that there is an app that can be used to help non-GPS holders to geocache. There is a free version and a full version that costs $10. I got the free version and had it loaded onto my phone right away. Then, it sat there. And sat there and sat there and sat there. We didn’t ever get the chance to go out.

Last month, on a warm and sunny day, my kids and I opened the app and selected “find nearby geocaches” There were five within a short walk from my house, in the local park. We recruited some company and set off to see what we could find.

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My eldest son held the phone and watched as the line to the cache got shorter and shorter as we walked forward. He read off the distance and the crew got more and more excited. 5m, 4m, 3m, 2m, 1m! We looked high and low. We read all the descriptions and hints. We searched and searched in the brush. NO luck. Geocaching is lame!

We didn’t want to leave the excursion a total failure so we decided to try our hand at the next Continue reading Get Your Family Started With Geocaching!

Valley Jiu-Jitsu – Fitness, Problem Solving, Self-Defense & Fun!

Jiu-Jitsu is a traditional martial art- it’s kind of like a game of human
chess. Come try out a new sport and practice fitness, physics, and problem solving skills at Valley Jiu-Jitsu located across McGill Road from the TCC.

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Jiu-Jitsu teaches students how intelligence can beat physical Continue reading Valley Jiu-Jitsu – Fitness, Problem Solving, Self-Defense & Fun!

Kamloops Seedy Saturday 2015

It’s all about anything and everything to do with gardening from 10:00 – 2:00 pm on Saturday March 21st, 2015 at the Grand Hall at TRU’s Campus Activity Centre!seedy

Seedy Saturday is the day when the new gardening season begins in earnest. You will have an opportunity to learn more about gardening, hone and share your gardening skills, and buy or exchange vegetable and flower seeds and indoor and outdoor plants.

We are seeking to ensure that there is an ample supply of Continue reading Kamloops Seedy Saturday 2015