Subaru IRONMAN Canada® & Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada®

Whistler - July 29, 2018

Registration for the 2018 Subaru IRONMAN® Canada triathlon in Whistler is now open! Take up the challenge to swim, bike and run through the beautiful lakes, roads and trails of British Columbia. Register now, lock in your training plan and book your accommodation for race week and training trips early.

Subaru IRONMAN Canada® Whistler Course

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

Swim

The swim course will take place in the clean, shallow waters of Alta Lake at Rainbow Park - just a short drive from Whistler Village. It will be a rolling start, and all swim buoys must be kept on the left. Athletes will not be required to exit the water to begin their second loop. The water temperature ranges between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius throughout the summer months. Expect a comfortable wetsuit-legal swim.

Swim Course


Bike Course

The new Subaru IRONMAN Canada three-loop bike course will offer one of the most picturesque and challenging courses on the North American circuit taking athletes on an undulating course through the Whistler Valley.

Bike Course


Run Course

The two-loop, 42.2 km (26.2 mi) 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.

Run Course


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 swim course will take place in the clean, shallow waters of Alta Lake at Rainbow Park - just a short drive from Whistler Village. It will be a rolling start, and all swim buoys must be kept on the left. Athletes will not be required to exit the water to begin their second loop. The water temperature ranges between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius throughout the summer months. Expect a comfortable wetsuit-legal swim.

Swim Course


Bike Course

The new Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada single-loop bike course will bring athletes to the 2010 Winter Olympic ski jumping and Nordic venue. The nature of the new course routes will allow spectators to cheer and support the athletes seven times (three times for the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada) throughout the bike portion of the race.

Bike Course


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.

Run Course

 

Training Resources

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.

Explore Whistler’s Terrain

Whistler Fitness Facilities

Alta Lake Temperature

The temperature of Alta Lake will be updated in early 2018.

Road Updates

Highway 99 and roads around Whistler are usually snow free and swept free of gravel by late April/May.

Whistler welcomes Subaru IRONMAN Canada® Athletes and Supporters

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 and relax after the event.

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

Whistler in Summer - 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
  • Play a gentle round of golf, hike or paddle post-race

The official 2018 Spectator and Travel guides will be released closer to the date – check back for details.

Spectator Guide

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

Traffic Impacts

Traffic pattern changes will be put in effect 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.

Parking Changes

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

Transit Changes

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

2018 Subaru IRONMAN Canada® Whistler Partner Hotels



 

 

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Whistler Insider Ironman Guide

The Insider’s Guide to Watching
Subaru IRONMAN Canada®

Local's tips for how to get around on the day plus the best spots to catch all the action for the biggest race in the summer calendar.

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Summer Itinerary:
Whistler's Iconic Attractions and Sites

Here it is - the list of must-see summer experiences. This is the definitive list of what to see and do to get the flavour of the Coast Mountains.

Whistler Summer Lodging Deals

Whistler Summer Lodging Deals
Rooms from $109 CAD per night

Book early and save on summer lodging and activities.


Photos from Past Subaru IRONMAN Canada® races in Whistler