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. Whistler’s in-person running and biking events are back this fall after going virtual last year.
Here are 10 events you won’t want to miss, and a few tips for how to elevate your race experience.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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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.