Ultra endurance race announced

The Steven King 100 Kilometre Classic Relay and Ultra will be British Columbia’s only 100-kilometre road running race.

An ultra endurance race will be held in the Okanagan and Similkameen this fall.

The Steven King 100 Kilometre Classic Relay and Ultra will be British Columbia’s only 100-kilometre road running race.

The race will start in Princeton and finish in Summerland.

King is being honored for his years of dedication to ultra sports by having his name title the race that will run on Sept. 15.

King is an avid runner and triathlete who has held six national age group records, raced at Ironman and Ultraman triathlon distances and has been a member of Canada’s national 100 km team.

In 1997 he was the first B.C. runner to finish in the B.C. Marathon Championships and had outright wins in the Kamloops 50 km and the Haney to Harrison 100 km events. In 2001 he became only the second Canadian ever to finish the 135 miles Death Valley race.

The route is a grueling test which varies in elevation from 845 to 1170 metres above sea level with some very steep climbs and descents.

The course consists of the Kettle Valley Railway trail bed at the start of the event in Princeton and over the first leg, where it rejoins the old Princeton Summerland Highway and then continues on to Chain Lakes where the road turns to gravel until the decent off Bald Range coming into Faulder and then into Summerland where it finishes in Memorial Park.

Athletes can compete in either the 100 km ultra marathon as a solo athlete or work in a team consisting of two to eight runners for the relay.

This route is also used as the Ultraman Canada running course. Ultraman is a three-day triathlon that tests the endurance of elite triathlon competitors.

Registration for the 2012 Steven King 100 KM Classic is now open on line through the website at stevekingclassic.com


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