Subaru IRONMAN® Canada in Whistler
July 27, 2014
Subaru IRONMAN® Canada returns to Whistler this summer, with the incredible swim-bike-run race format taking place in and around Whistler's lakes, roads and trails. Book early and choose from a wide selection of accommodation for the 2014 event.
Race Preparation in Whistler
UPDATE: Roads, Highway 99 and the Valley Trail have all been swept. The temperature at the end of the dock of Alta Lake was 19°C on July 3, 2014 (measured by the Resort Municipality of Whistler).
Spring is here and there is less than 6 months to go until the Whistler race. Knowing the course can make a huge difference on race day, and all athletes are encouraged to come to Whistler to scope out the route, check out the facilities in town and of course 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.
Interested in booking facilities for private use or taking advantage of daycare services?
Contact Meadow Park Sports Centre
The race will start with a two-loop, 2.4-mile mass start swim in the clean shallow waters of Alta Lake at Rainbow Park.
Map of 2014 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.
Map of 2014 Timex Bike Course
Newton 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.
Map of 2014 Newton Run Course
On July 27, 2014, 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 the resources below for helpful travel information:
2014 Traffic Impact Guide from Subaru IRONMAN® Canada
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.
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