Subaru IRONMAN Canada® & Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada®

Whistler - July 30, 2017

Calling all athletes - preparation has begun for the 2017 Subaru IRONMAN® Canada triathlon in Whistler and Pemberton! Take up the challenge and swim, bike and run through Whistler’s beautiful lakes, roads and trails. Book ahead and choose from a wide range of accommodation for the all-important race week.

Subaru IRONMAN Canada® Whistler Course

View course maps, elevation maps and turn-by-turn directions on the official IRONMAN Canada® website.

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.


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.


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.


Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada® Course

View course maps, elevation maps and turn-by-turn directions on the official IRONMAN Canada® 70.3 website.

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.


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.


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.

 

Spectator Guide

Find the best places to watch the race including start times, venues and advice on how to get around on the day.

View the Official 2017 Spectator Guide

Travel Guide

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 2017 Traffic Impact Guide

Parking Changes from July 24 - 31

Changes to parking are required over race weekend, with locations of note including the transition areasin Day Lot 4 and Rainbow Park.

View Parking Changes

Free Transit on Race Weekend Friday - Sunday

As with all weekends during summer 2017, Whistler transit will be free of charge for riders on Saturday and Sunday of race weekend. Subaru IRONMAN Canada®is supporting a third free day of transit, meaning riders can go free from first service on Friday July 28 through to the last service on Sunday July 30.

Due to highway closures, buses will be running on a modified schedule on race day.

View Transit changes for race day from BC Transit

More information on free summer transit in Whistler

New for 2017: Whistler Friends & Family 5 K Run

Date: Saturday July 29, 2017
Time:10 and up, No strollers please
Ages:10 AM Start
Details: Subaru IRONMAN Canada® presents the 2017 Whistler Friends & Family 5 K run. An untimed fun run event that will take in a variety of Whistler's trails. More Information & Online Registration: visit the Subaru IRONMAN Canada® website for further details and to register.

Subaru IRONMAN Canada® Weekend

Whether you are coming to race, support or spectate, there is plenty to see and do in Whistler and nearby Pemberton. 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

  • 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
  • Check out the magnificent mountains, gentle hikes, golf and farm-to-table scene in Pemberton

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

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.

Alta Lake Temperature

The temperature of Alta Lake measured on July 19, 2017 was 19.2 degrees Celcius.

Fitness Facilities

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