5 Peaks Trail Running Series in Whistler

August 25, 2018

The 5 Peaks Trail Running Series has ended for 2017 - thank you to everyone who made it a success. Check back for updates on the 2018 event.

The 5 Peaks Trail Running Series takes participants over some of Canada's most spectacular terrain where competitors gain a new appreciation for the beauty of the backcountry. The Whistler race is held in August each year on Blackcomb Mountain, a unique opportunity to run on alpine trails past wildflowers, lakes and stunning glaciers. Spectators and racers can take advantage of free transit all weekend to explore Whistler around race day.

Event Overview

The 5 Peaks Trail Running series in Whistler includes five different categories for participants: a free Children’s Challenge, a Timed Children’s Race, a Sport entry-level course and an Enduro intermediate to advanced course. The series is open to novice through expert athletes with winners in different age categories receiving points and prizing.


Complete registration and event information can be found on the 5 Peaks Trail Running Series website.

2017 Event Category, Distance and Fees

Category Distance Price Registration
Children’s Challenge 1 km FREE Race day registration only
3K Kids Timed Race 3 km $20 No race day entry
Sports Course 6.6 km $55 No race day entry
Enduro Course 10.6 km $55 No race day entry

5 Peaks 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 race - here are some ideas for ways to celebrate, post race.

  • Book 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
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