2016 Schedule

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Wednesday, October 12

  • 5:00–8:00pm — Packet Pickup at Kintec, 1201 W Broadway, Vancouver

Friday, October 14

  • 5:00–9:00pm — Packet Pickup, The Brewhouse at Whistler, 4355 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
  • 5:00–10:00pm — Pre-race Social, The Brewhouse at Whistler, 4355 Blackcomb Way, Whistler

Saturday, October 15

  • 5:00am — Ultra check-in open at The Brewhouse. Coffee available!
  • 6:00am — Ultra race starts
  • 8:00am — Relay race starts
  • 11:00am onwards – Finish Line Party, Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • 12:00pm — First Ultra finisher expected, Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • 12:30pm — First Relay team finisher expected, Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • 2:00pm — Finish Line Oktoberfest Party opens!
  • 2:30pm — Force start for Leg 7 (teams of 8) / Leg 4 (teams of 4 or 2), Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • 2:35pm — Ultra Runner cut-off (may not start final loop), Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • 5:00pm — Course Closed
  • 6:00pm — Award Presentations, Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • 7:00pm — Finish Line Party closes

Sunday, October 16

  • Find yourself a greasy brunch, then head home to rest!

Course Details

Classic Whistler

The course is centered around Whistler Village and the picturesque Valley Trail system. The two relay exchange points are Whistler Olympic Plaza and Passivhaus.

PDF Map (2016 route)

The 50 mile (80km) course will consist of 4 loops of approximately 20km, with the 20km loop divided into approximately 13km and 7km legs for the 8-person relay. Odd legs (1, 3, 5, and 7) will run 13km and even (2, 4, 6, and 8) will run 7km. The 2-person and 4-person relays will alternate 20km loops. The 50 mile total distance will be certified. Unfortunately it will not be eligible as a Western States qualifier.

Ultra runners will run 4 laps of approximately 20km each.

The 8 individuals on an 8-Person Relay team will run alternating legs of approximately 13km, 7km, 13km, 7km, … 13km, 7km.

The 4 individuals on a 4-Person Relay team will each run legs of approximately 20km. The 2 individuals on a 2-Person Relay team will alternate running legs of approximately 20km.

The two relay exchange points are 400m apart — in the Whistler Olympic Plaza, and adjacent to Passivhaus across Fitzsimmons Creek from the day parking lots. While your teammate is running, you can stroll through Whistler Village and pickup a coffee, as you walk between the Exchange points.

The course is traffic free with minimal road crossings, and the exchanges for the relay are within walking distance. There will be aid stations approximately every 4km. There is no need to use a vehicle at the event.

The course is largely on the Valley Trail system. Approximately 13km of each loop is on paved trail, and the remaining 7km are on wide, hard packed, gravel trails

Exchange Points & Start/Finish Area

Whistler Olympic Plaza – Start/Finish Line and Exchange Point 1

  • All ultra runners begin here
  • 8-person teams – legs 1, 3, 5, and 7 begin here
  • 4-person and 2-person teams  – all runners begin here

Lost Lake Passiv Haus – Exchange Point 2

  • Located a short walk from Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • 8-person teams – legs 2, 4, 6, and 8 begin here

Race Weekend Festivities!

More than just a relay – make sure you stay for the weekend to enjoy the full party!

Friday Pre-Race Social

Join us at The Brewhouse (4355 Blackcomb Way) for the official Pre-Race Social to try some of their award-winning beers. From 5:00pm onwards, The Brewhouse will have exclusive discounts on food and drinks for Whistler 50 racers! Just check in with the hosts at the front of the restaurant and the great Brewhouse staff will take care of you. Looking to bring a group of people with you? Give the restaurant a call at 604-904-2739 to make a reservation.

Picking up your race package in Friday on Whistler? We’ll be upstairs at The Brewhouse from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, so come collect your gear then grab a seat and enjoy a pint!

The Brewhouse will also have some racer-specific discounts available throughout the day on Saturday as well – just make sure you bring your wristband.

Saturday Finish Line Party

We’re excited to be partnering with Whistler Cooks for a new Oktoberfest-style Finish Line Party on Saturday afternoon in Whistler Olympic Plaza! All racers receive either a Smokie Sausage topped with sauerkraut, or falafel pita for our vegetarian friends. Menu of food available for purchase here – cash only.

The party kicks off at 2:00pm under the sheltered Pavilion at Olympic Plaza. Beyond the smokies and falafel, there will be additional food available for purchase as well as some craft beer from recently-opened Coast Mountain Brewing for sale! Add in a DJ, potentially some fancy costumes, and this will be an awesome way to celebrate your run as you watch the final teams cross the Finish Line.

New this year, Ultra & Relay Awards will be presented in Whistler Olympic Plaza at the Finish Line Party. Once the awards are finished, we’ll wrap everything up around 7:00pm and you can enjoy a night out on the town in Whistler Village!

Weekend Accommodation

Aava Whistler


The Aava Whistler Hotel is consistently rated as one of Whistler’s top hotels, located just a short walk from Whistler Village. Discounted room rates are available to runners through Whistler.com . There’s even an outdoor pool and hot tub for your post-race relaxation!

Fairmont Chateau Whistler


The Fairmont Chateau Whistler defines mountain luxury and is offering participants exclusive rates representing available through Whistler.com. This premier hotel is located right at the base on Blackcomb Mountain and offers a hotel shuttle with a drop-off point just steps from the start/finish line! Indulge at their spa, multiple restaurants, and numerous other amenities.

Exclusive Rates
for Participants

Proper preparation is the key to success and Whistler.com is proud to be a member of your support team. With preferred rates starting at $114 per night at our partner properties, Aava Hotel Whistler and Fairmont Chateau Whistler, you can stay longer and enjoy the relaxed recovery you deserve.

Spend a day or two in Whistler after the race to relax and enjoy our resort. From ziplining to outdoor spas and ATV tours, our Whistler.com travel consultants can help book activities, find accommodation and give local advice on the places to eat, shop and celebrate. Visit Whistler.com or call 1.800.944.7853 to learn more.

Book your hotel or Race Weekend activities today!


Past Results & Photos

Year Results Photos Extra
2016 Startline Timing – Relay / Ultra Facebook / Instagram Pique Article
2015 Startline Timing Facebook Gallery Story 1 | Story 2 | Ultra Report
2014 Startline Timing Facebook Gallery
2013 Startline Timing Facebook Gallery
2012 Facebook Gallery
2011 Sportstats Ultra / Relay Facebook Gallery

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