Whistler Sporting Events
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This is one of the largest sports, music and arts festivals in North America, featuring over two thousand athletes and a number of performances. Activities include celebrity events, film festival, demo days and live music. Riders are competing for a large monetary prize. The event is hosted by the legendary Whistler Blackcomb resort.
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A very popular half marathon course, as well as a 10K and fun 1K occur on race day at Whistler Olympic Park. A carbo load dinner fuels runners up the evening before and live entertainment awaits at the finish line. Proceeds from the race support the Crohn's And Colitis Foundation of Canada.
The 25km Comfortably Numb course is an internationally recognized mountain biking route, and in June it's a trail run. A few climbs, a few descents, a beautiful bridge crossing, numerous sweeping vistas, the run has categories for all age groups.
Tough Mudder is an intense 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test participants' all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the innovative courses, half a million inspiring "mudders", and more than $2 million dollars raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.
It's a crazy, kinetic celebration of skateboarding in summer. The Whistler Longboard Festival features a skate bowl jam and the Skate x Shoot Biathlon at Whistler Olympic Park. For maximum gravity fueled excitement, don't miss the 2013 Whistler Downhill Race, held at the Whistler Sliding Center.
Teams of two and four compete in this seven-day mountain bike race, taking riders from Victoria to Whistler, BC. Early registration is recommended for this ride, as it continually sells out quickly.
Building on the legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Subaru IRONMAN Canada offers athletes a majestic course in a world-class destination. The namesake race was part of the IRONMAN circuit for over 30 years before moving to its current location in 2013, where it has enjoyed a successful three years.
Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much, much more- all in a naturally breathtaking setting. The Wanderlust Wanderkind Kids Program keeps the little ones entertained throughout the day and a variety of ticket packages can be purchased.
The CrankWorx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival is one of Whistler's most popular summer events, attracting spectators and competitors from around the globe. The event features downhill races, biker-x, jump farm and appearances from the biggest names in mountain biking.
On one day each year, both recreational and competitive cyclists are allowed to experience the incredible Sea to Sky Highway from downtown Vancouver to Whistler free of traffic in a timed 122 km ride.
Voted Best Cycling Event in Western Canada every year since the inaugural race in 2010 by Get Out There Magazine.
The Whistler Spirit Run and Festival is an annual cross-country and trail running event at Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley. The cross-country events include age groups from children to masters competing at distances ranging from 1km to 8km and the family fun run is open to participants of all ages and abilities.
BC Athletics hosts the annual Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra, an 8-person, 50 mile relay race or solo ultra-marathon that is centred around Whistler Village and the picturesque Valley Trail system. Relay legs alternate between 13k & 7k.