Grueling race to start in Princeton

The Steven King 100 KM Classic race from Princeton to Summerland goes through rough terrain.

Runners will compete in a tough race from Princeton to Summerland this fall.

Runners will compete in a tough race from Princeton to Summerland this fall.

B.C. athletes will compete in a grueling race from Princeton to Summerland this fall.

The Steven King 100 KM Classic Relay and Ultra will kick off in Princeton on Sept. 15 along the Kettle Valley Railway trail.

Runners then head to the old Princeton Summerland Highway and continue 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.

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

Athletes can compete in either the 100 km Ultra Marathon as a solo athlete or work in a team for the relay.

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

Registration is now open through the Steven King Classic website.