South Okanagan Weather
Expect the weather to be VERY HOT SUMMER CONDITIONS and we will keep you updated as the race draws nearer. It may be cool in the morning but the temperature will rise drastically! See the Oliver weather forecast.
Note: Due to weather conditions, local burn bans, and other restrictions, it is possible that the course may change and that some obstacles may be altered or removed completely.
What To Wear
Normal running shoes. We DO NOT recommend you buying new shoes for this event; shoes get muddy, because you are running through the mud. We also DO NOT recommend barefoot shoes.
*Gloves and hat
*Warm/dry clothing to change into after the race.
*Hydration system. Note: Again, there will be 4 water stations throughout the course.
*Costumes and anything creative.
*BYO Lawn Chair for the after party!
What NOT to wear:
You CANNOT wear spikes or cleats during the event. There will be an inspection at the Start line!
We DO NOT recommend barefoot shoes!! (See course map and think Cactus Climb!)
If you registered under the competitive category, your time will be recorded and posted here on our website. It will also be available at the Finish line. If you entered in the recreational category you can check your own time at the finish line, however we will not be keeping track for you.
If you choose to skip an obstacle as a competitive participant, you will be given a 5 minute time penalty. If you are caught cheating you will be given a DNF (Did Not Finish,, aka,, Dam Naughty Farmer)
Awards will be given for top men, women and teams in the competitive category. There will also be awards given for best costume, best team name, “most spirited” team and more…
Half-Ploughed After Party
The awesome local food, wine and beer at the finish line are a key component of the Freak’n Farmer experience. We will have our band performing throughout the afternoon. Enjoy a glass of Okanagan’s finest and watch participants as they slide across the finish line! We will of course also have beer and food available!
Spectators are welcome! There are many areas around the course to watch the debauchery of the day!
We are asking a minimum donation of $5 to spectate the event. 100% of the proceeds go to the Youth Outdoor Recreation Society