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Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada

Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada numbers up, strong pro field ready to hit the course

August 14, 2015

Penticton, B.C.—Registered entrants in the 2015 Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada are up and a competitive professional field stand to make this year’s event a too-close-to-call race.

Overall, registered entries currently stand at close to 1,300 athletes across all race categories. The biggest jump has been in the half-distance triathlon which has a field of almost 600 individuals and more than 110 team entries.

“We’re really happy to see our registration numbers continue to grow,” says Valley First Challenge Penticton co-owner and race director Michael Brown. “There’s been a significant boost in the half field and we’ve got a great line up of pros coming in for the event. It’s going to be a tight race… which will add to the excitement we’ve been building around Challenge.”

Even after extending the registration deadline, Brown says they’ve continue to receive enquiries and late entries and expect the field to grow further as Aug. 30 draws closer.

Valley First President Paulette Rennie shares Brown’s excitement: “It’s terrific to see the interest and participation in Valley First Challenge Penticton on the rise. Challenge is a race that continues to evolve and the strength of this year’s field shows it is still a must-do on the multi-sport calendar.

“It’s with great pride that Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, is again partnering with Challenge to present such a terrific event. We’ve built a strong reputation as a community supporter and innovator; putting our name to Valley First Challenge Penticton shows our commitment to ensuring this event remains an ongoing success story.”

About Valley First

Valley First is a premier provider of banking, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. As a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union with 54 branches and 38 insurance offices throughout the province, Valley First brings innovative products, an extensive branch network and local decision making to the banking experience. For more information on Valley First, visit

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