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Once upon a time a few of Kaslo’s local outdoor enthusiasts decided that an epic endurance bike and run event would be ‘just the thing’ to liven things up in the quiet Kaslo fall. The first Kaslo Sufferfest was held in 2010, and it was a huge success ... the talk of the town for weeks.
Now in its fourth year, the Sufferfest races will test the mettle of as many as 800 participants of all ages and abilities from across BC, Alberta and beyond.
Extreme mountain biking and trail runs are laid out through the spectacular scenery of the Selkirk mountains. These types of events are truly a green tourism, so quiet and cleanly each competitor comes and goes.
Kids also get a chance to compete on a course that follows alongside the Kaslo River Trail. They will have the option of biking or
running the 3.5 km trail. Kids under 8 can have chaperones and there will be marshalls at all the steep sections to ensure safety.
New races for this year include the Marin Denim Crit, a fun bike race through the downtown core – single speed bike and denim mandatory. Also introduced this year is the Idaho Peak Summit Race sponsored by BUFF and to be held in New Denver. Racers will run a vertical mile from Centennial Park to Idaho Peak Summit and back along old mining trails.
Races finish in downtown Kaslo along Water Street next to the Kaslo Hotel. Come and be part of the excitement September 27-29 and cheer on the contestants at the finish line. Luncheons are available both Saturday and Sunday from the Kaslo Hotel and Buddy’s Front Street Pizzeria.
For details, go to http://www.kaslosufferfest.com/
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