Bike and running races in Whistler blog last updated July 2023

There’s nothing like the energy of a group sporting event – racing side-by-side with your competitors, hearts beating and energy pulsing as you challenge your mind and body.

A runner comes into Whistler Village at the end of the Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra amidst the fall colours.
Enjoy fall colours and epic mountain views in any of Whistler’s races. PHOTO CLINT TRAHAN

Here are 10 races in Whistler you won’t want to miss, and a few tips for how to elevate your race experience.  

XTERRA Whistler

September 16 and 17, 2023

This isn’t your ordinary triathlon. The XTERRA Whistler course, which takes place in and around Lost Lake Park, features swimming, cross-country biking and trail running. There are Sprint and Championship distance options as well as a kid’s race.

Since there is no parking at Lost Lake on race day, you can walk or bike along the Valley Trail from Whistler Village to reach the start, finish and transition areas. 

INSIDER TIP: Lost Lake is a stone’s throw away from the Scandinave Spa, a prime spot to soothe your aching muscles after a hard day of activity.

Rotary Brandywine Boogie Trail Run

September 23, 2023

Explore the natural beauty of the Sea to Sky Trail when you participate in the Rotary Brandywine Boogie Trail Run. This nine-kilometre (5.6 mile) point-to-point run takes you through the lush forest from Cheakamus to Cal Cheak Campground along an undulating gravel trail. The fun continues, as all runners are automatically entered into the impressive prize draw. 

INSIDER TIP: Since you’re heading to Function Junction, be sure to stop in at Creekside Village on the way and grab post-race goodies at Confetti Gelato and BReD

The Whistler Turkey Trot

October 8, 2023

After gobble-gobbling your way through the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, you can work off the feast with the family-friendly Whistler Turkey Trot. Part of the Whistler Half Marathon family, the Turkey Trot is a feel-good event with a celebratory vibe, and one of the most popular annual races in Whistler. Runners will descend upon Lost Lake for a fun-filled 5-kilometre (3.6 mile) or 10-kilometre (6.2 mile) trail run in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

INSIDER TIP: Aside from running, there is plenty of fun to be had in Whistler over the Thanksgiving long weekend. Browse for gear at early season sales, see the fall colours up close with an ATV or zipline tour, and enjoy entertainment in Whistler Village. 

Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra

October 14, 2023

Run for the party. Run for the community. Run for yourself. No matter what your reason, everyone is welcome at the Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra, benefiting Food Banks in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor. Relay teams of four or eight people can tag-team distances ranging from 10 kilometre (6.2 mile) to 50 kilometre (31 mile). Whether you’re a first-time runner or an experienced ultra-marathoners, there’s something for you. 

Runners crossing the line at the Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra.
Fist pumps at the finish line. PHOTO CLINT TRAHAN
INSIDER TIP: The morning after your run, you might just want to head for a carb-filled brunch. Try Crêpe Montagne in Whistler Village, the Wildflower Restaurant at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in the Upper Village, or Southside Diner in Creekside for sweet and savoury delights. 

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Amber is a freelance storyteller and outdoor adventurer who has spent 9 years living in the beautiful Sea to Sky Corridor. When not crafting content and creative for her clients, she spends her spare time snowboarding, hiking, biking and SUPing her way through the wilds of BC. Fun Fact: she spent the first 7 years of her life living on a sailboat and travelling the world with her family. Now, she has the best of both worlds, splitting her time between ocean and mountains—and loving every minute of it.