Whistler Blackcomb - Race 5

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Whistler Blackcomb - Race 5

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Saturday, August 27, 2016.

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WE ARE PROUDLY A CUP-FREE EVENT!

For all races and events, please bring your own reusable cup/container. Thank-you for being a part of our commitment to the environment! 



Description:

Whistler is a 5 Peaks racer favourite!

Join us for an epic mountain running experience that will start with a gondola ride up Whistler Mountain, and across to Blackcomb via the stunning Peak to Peak Gondola. Our races on top of Blackcomb take you on a journey through meadows filled with flowers, past alpine lakes, and up and over boulder fields, all with panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Please note: You will need a gondola upload pass, please select on your registration and pay the fee of $17.00 + tax at time of registration. All race participants will be receive their upload tickets at racer check in, and there will be no extra charges on race day. Winter Season Pass Holders are free with their valid uploading pass.


5 Peaks Family and Friends special pricing lift tickets are not available yet.

 

Package Pick-up:

Friday 5-8pm

Saturday 730-9am

at FORLiSË whistler

#202-4283 Mountain Square, Whistler B.C.


 

Directions:

Hwy #1 westbound and follow the signs to Squamish & Whistler. Hwy #1 turns into Hwy 99 heading N to Whistler. Approximately 1.5 hour drive from Vancouver. 

 

Where:

Whistler Blackcomb
4545 Blackcomb Way - Whistler

 

 


Categories, Fees & Distances:

Sports Course: 
6.6 km

Early Bird Fee: $45
Regular Fee: $55
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Enduro Course:
10.6 km

Early Bird Fee: $45
Regular Fee: $55
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Timed Kids' Race: 
3 km

Early Bird Fee: $15
Regular Fee: $20
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Children's Challenge:
1 km

FREE
RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY


Event Schedule:

Package Pick-Up: Friday 5-8pm at FORLiSË, #202-4283 Mountain Square, Whistler B.C.

Package Pick-Up:  Saturday 7:30-9am at FORLiSË, #202-4283 Mountain Square, Whistler B.C.

9:00 AM - Racers & Spectators upload on Whistler Gondola, then on to Peak2Peak to Blackcomb. All racers must upload by 9:30am. Parents/guardians of Children’s Challenge participants may upload with participants.

9:15 AM - Package Pickup and 1K registration closes
10:15 AM - Start of 3km Kids Timed Event
10:45 AM - Start of Children's Challenge ( Free Kids Event )
11:00 AM - Start for the Sport and Enduro Event
11:30 AM - Post race food & beverage available in race compound
1:00 PM - Awards Ceremony - in Race Compound (or Rendezvous Lodge if weather doesn't cooperate)


Terrain:

Sport: Alpine Walk out to Overlord Trail and up to Blackcomb Lake via Lakeside Loop. Then back up Marmot trail to 7th Heaven Road and back to the Rendezvous Lodge via Alpine Walk.


Enduro: Alpine Walk out to Overlord Trail and up to Blackcomb Lake via Lakeside Loop, Overlord trail to Decker Loop, back to Marmot trail via Overlord, up Marmot to 7th Heaven Road and back to the Rendezvous Lodge via Alpine Walk. **Please note; any Enduro racer not reaching the sport cut off within one (1) hour of the start time will be redirected to the Sport Course.


Elevation Gain:

Half Marathon Course: n/a
Enduro Course: 645m
Sport Course: 360m 

 

First Aid & Water Stations:

2 Water/Aid Stations (1 at start / finish area, and 1mid way through course). First Aid attendants at the Start/Finish area, at aid station and throughout course with radio communication. Course sweep will travel behind last racer.

 

Washrooms:

At Rendezvouz Lodge... visit them before proceeding to Start / Finish line.

 

Parking:

Sure thing, we got some of that.

 

Important Notes:

In the interest of racer safety and because of the size of our attendance and the technicality of our course, it’s dangerous! 

NONE OF THESE THINGS BELONG ON THE TRAIL DURING THE RACE:

  • No dogs
  • No headphones
  • No strollers or baby joggers
  • No nordic walking poles

 

Spectators:

Spectators Welcome... best viewing from start/finish area.

 

Awards & Prizes:

Awards ceremony will be held following completion of all competitors. (Approximately 1:00 pm). Medals are given to the top three male and female finishers in each age category in all distances, as well as top three male and female finishers overall. All awards must be picked up at the race and will not be mailed.


Registration Deadline and Fee:

August 25, 2016 at midnight.

Early Bird Deadline and Fees: March 31, 2016 at midnight.