Adventure racers paddle down the Similkameen River in Keremeos June 9. (Keremeos Communities News Facebook)

Adventure racers paddle down the Similkameen River in Keremeos June 9. (Keremeos Communities News Facebook)

Adventure racers come through Keremeos on the Similkameen River

The grueling five-day race takes them through land, mountains, rivers and lakes

Adventure racers are making their way down the Similkameen River in Keremeos on June 9 as part of their five-day trek on water and land from the Central Okanagan to Penticton.

The racers paddled the Similkameen before heading onto land to carry on with their race.

The non-stop 500-kilometre course covering Central and South Okanagan will host 18 teams from as close as Vancouver to as far away as Brazil starting on June 5 for Expedition Canada 2022, an event sanctioned by the Adventure Racing World Series.

The race involves mountain biking, canoeing, ziplining, river paddling, an alpine section and kayaking, as they did down the Similkameen River.

Racers have encountered thunder and lightning, wind and rain so far.

People interested in following this year’s action in real-time can do using Expedition Canada’s GPS-tracking system.

READ MORE: VIDEO: World’s biggest adventure race starts in Kelowna and ends in Penticton

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