Subaru IRONMAN® Canada & Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3 Canada

Whistler - July 24, 2016

Swim, bike and run through Whistler’s beautiful lakes, roads and trails this summer. New for 2016: Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3 Canada will be held on the same day, offering a different level of challenge over the same incredible terrain. Is it your year to complete an epic triathlon?

Subaru IRONMAN® Canada Whistler Course

Swim

The race will feature a self-seeded rolling start into the two-loop, 2.4-mile swim in the clean shallow waters of Alta Lake at Rainbow Park.

2016 Swim Course


Timex Bike Course

Athletes will enjoy a lakeside transition before starting a one-loop, 112-mile bike course that is comparable in difficulty to the bike routes at previous IRONMAN® Canada venues. Athletes will travel south on the Sea-to-Sky Highway before climbing into the Callaghan Valley, site of the Nordic skiing events during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. After descending back to the highway, athletes pass through Whistler on their way north to Pemberton. An out-and-back section allows athletes breathtakingly beautiful views of glaciated peaks, while racing on a completely flat section of road. Athletes then return to Whistler via the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

2016 Timex Bike Course


Run Course

The two-loop, 26.2 mile run course follows the meandering Valley Trail past Lost Lake and Green Lake allowing spectators to reinvigorate athletes with a return through Whistler Village at the halfway point of the run. Athletes repeat the same loop a second time before finishing adjacent to Whistler Olympic Plaza.

2016 Run Course


Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3 Canada Course

Swim

The race will feature a self-seeded rolling start into the one-loop, 1.2-mile swim in the clean shallow waters of Alta Lake at Rainbow Park.

2016 Swim Course


Timex Bike Course

Athletes will enjoy a lakeside transition before starting a one-loop, 90 km (56 mi) bike course. Athletes will travel south on the Sea-to-Sky Highway before climbing a short distance into the Callaghan Valley, site of the Nordic skiing events during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. After descending back to the highway, athletes will pass through Whistler on their way north to a designated turn-around point at Rutherford Creek. Athletes will then return to Whistler via the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

2016 Timex Bike Course


Run Course

The one-loop, 21.1 km (13.1 mi) run course follows the meandering Valley Trail past Lost Lake and famous Green Lake. Spectators are able to reinvigorate athletes as they return through Whistler Village before finishing adjacent to Whistler Olympic Plaza on Blackcomb Way.

2016 Run Course

 

Training Resources

Athletes know that preparation is key to finishing this incredible race. Knowing the course can make a huge difference on race day, and all athletes are encouraged to come to Whistler early to scope out the route, get familiar with the facilities and log training hours in the water and on the roads. As an added bonus, athletes can treat family and friends to a couple of days in the mountains to thank them for their support and make sure they make it to race day too.

Fitness Facilities

Explore Whistler's Terrain

Training Conditions

  • Highway 99 has been swept
  • Alta Lake temperature is at 16.5 d C as of on May 17, 2016

Highway 99 Paving Project (Pemberton/Whistler)

A paving project is scheduled for Highway 99 halfway between Pemberton and Whistler, around Wedgewoods. The tentative work dates are from June 13th to July 13th with the work happening Monday to Saturday, 7 AM - 7 PM. The work will span a 6 km area of the highway and will involve replacing the entire road surface, including the shoulders, with new asphalt as well as some other minor upgrades. As part of this work, the top layer of worn asphalt will be removed, leaving grooved pavement which is not very suitable for road bicycles.

If athletes plan to come to Whistler and Pemberton for training at this time they may encounter delays due to work on Highway 99. If athletes choose to ride through this section, they need to anticipate variable road surfaces. The plan is to have the project complete approximately 2 weeks before race day.

Travel Guide

On July 24, 2016, Whistler will host Subaru IRONMAN® Canada, a world-class sporting event. Traffic pattern changes will be put in effect throughout Whistler and Pemberton to ensure the safety of athletes, volunteers, participants and travelers.

To assist successful travel on race day, Subaru IRONMAN® Canada will be releasing comprehensive travel guides, traffic updates and tips for spectators in the lead up to the event. Please take a moment to review them for helpful travel information.

View the 2016 Traffic Impact Guide

Spectator Guide

Information for the 2016 race will be included when released.

Download the Official Spectator Guide 2015

Residents Guide

Information for the 2016 race will be included when released.

View the Guide for Residents 2015

Subaru IRONMAN® Canada Weekend in Whistler

Whether you are coming to race, support or spectate, there is plenty to see and do in Whistler. Arrive early to prepare and stay late to relax after the event.

ABCs of IRONMAN® Canada - 26 Perks of Racing in Whistler from IRONMAN®

Things to Do in Whistler

  • Entertain the kids at the Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone, open daily
  • Get a different view of the mountains - ziplining, a tree top adventure or a ride on the incredible PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
  • For added excitement try an ATV tour or white water rafting
  • Go on a family adventure and rent a bike or hike to one of Whistler's lakes for a day by the water

After the Race

Athletes will deserve rest and relaxation after finishing the epic race - here are some ideas for ways to celebrate, post race.

  • Book your athlete a post-race massage at one of Whistler's spas
  • Join up with other participants in one of Whistler's bars or pubs to raise a glass to victory
  • Gather with family and friends for a special meal and hear first-hand how the race went down
  • Celebrate with a gift - find the perfect present in one of Whistler's boutique shops

Stay and Recover Package

Free Scandinavian Spa Access or Free PEAK 2 PEAK tickets

Why not extend your stay so you can prepare properly, recover completely and get a chance to enjoy summer in the mountains? At Whistler.com we’re honouring 2016 triathletes with an exclusive Stay and Recover offer: book at least two nights in Whistler with us and we’ll give you bath access for two at the Scandinave Spa or two PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience Tickets , absolutely free*. We’ll cover your recovery, so you can take time to appreciate your success.

Search below to book this package or call 1.800.944.7853 to speak to one of our Whistler based Travel Consultants.

Ride, Stay, Recover Package

Check Availability

*Maximum of 2 free tickets per room booked, tickets cannot be be redeemed as cash or transferred for any other activitiy. Offer only available while quantities last. Minimum 2 night stay applies. Offer only available with accommmodation bookings made through the www.whistler.com/events/ironman event page or via our call centre.

2016 Subaru IRONMAN® Canada Whistler Partner Hotels


Bike storage for the Subaru IRONMAN® Canada event from Partner Hotels

Hotel Name Bike Allowed in Room Secure Bike Storage Damage Deposit Other Information
Aava Hotel Yes Yes No Valet Service, cleaning station, tools
Coast Blackcomb Suites Yes Yes No -
Crystal Lodge No Yes No -
Delta Whistler Village Suites No Yes No Event Security Storage
Fairmont Chateau Whistler No Yes No Valet Service - Cleaning station
Four Seasons Resort Yes TBD No -
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Yes Yes No -
Holiday Inn Yes Yes No Valet Service
The Listel Hotel Yes Yes No Cleaning Station
Nita Lake Lodge TBD TBD TBD TBD
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside Yes Yes No Valet Service
Pinnacle Hotel Whistler TBD TBD TBD TBD
ResortQuest Whistler No Yes No Bike Lock Required
Tantalus Lodge Yes Yes No -
Westin Resort & Spa Whistler Yes Yes No Valet Service


 

 

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