Spring Events

Knox Mountain Hill Climb

Event Details

2024-05-18 to 2024-05-19
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450 Knox Mountain Dr, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9X3, Canada


An Inside Look

As the month of May ushers in warm spring breezes, one of the most adrenaline-fuelled events in British Columbia - the Knox Mountain Hill Climb – is on the horizon. Hosted annually, the event attracts both motoring enthusiasts and curious spectators looking for a unique and exhilarating experience.

Event Overview

The Knox Mountain Hill Climb is a two-day motorsport event that is held every year on the long weekend in May. The event involves participants racing their cars up Knox Mountain, a challenge that combines high speeds, tight corners, and dramatic elevation changes to test drivers’ skills to their limits. The course, 3.5 km in length with an elevation gain of 245 metres, offers spectacular views over Okanagan Lake, an inspiring backdrop to the high-speed action.

Event Details

The Hill Climb is usually held over two days with a practice day and 3 official runs on the first day and 4 official runs of the second race day. On the practice day, participants have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the course, fine-tune their strategies, and make any necessary last-minute adjustments to their vehicles. The official runs sees drivers compete in a time trial format, with the fastest time to the summit winning.

While the event focuses on the thrilling race up the mountain, there are also plenty of activities for spectators. There is an array of food and beverage vendors, beer gardens, live music, merchandise stalls, live commentary, and opportunities for autographs and photos with the drivers.

Location and Accessibility

The race takes place at Knox Mountain Park, located at the end of Ellis Street. The event organizers ensure that the venue is accessible to everyone. There's ample parking space, and facilities are provided for attendees with mobility issues.

Remember to bring comfortable footwear, a hat, and sunscreen, as the event takes place outdoors.

Mark your calendars for this exciting event and soak in the atmosphere of one of North America's most unique motorsport competitions. It's an experience that will leave you on the edge of your seat!