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70K

The 70k course offers the challenges of a true 100k distance, and falls under the UTMB 100K Race Category due to its kilometer based effort, while showcasing the full variety of what is offered on Whistler trails.

Race Category

ws100KM

Running Stones

3

Finals Access

Distance

64.3 KM

Elevation Gain

3809 M+

Start Date

Saturday 28th September 2024

Race Start

Creekside Plaza at Whistler Blackcomb - 05:00

Max Allowed Race Time

16 Hours

Price

$249

Course Description

Course Description

Runners will begin their day in Creekside Plaza, starting a short ascent up Whistler Mountain before making their way over to Whistler Village. After leaving the first Aid Station at Uphill Prep, runners will make their first significant ascent up Blackcomb Mountain, summiting at the second Aid Station, Rendezvous. 70k runners will get to experience one of the most scenic trails on Blackcomb Mountain, heading out on a out and back loop along the Lakeside Loop and Overland Trail. After returning to Rendezvous for a second time, runners will make the long descent down to Uphill Prep - 2.

Leaving Uphill Prep - 2, runners will start their journey to the summit of Whistler Mountain via the historic Singing Pass Trail. Runners leaving the Fitzsimmons Hydration Station are required to top off their water, electrolytes and nutrition before continuing to the summit of Whistler via Singing Pass with some of the most scenic sections of the course. After the long ascent, runners will find themselves at the Piccolo Summit Hydration Station to resupply before making their final ascent to Whistler Summit.

Finally at the Whistler Summit Aid Station, runners are greeted with some of the most breathtaking panoramic views and have reached the highest point on the course at 7,100'. After stocking up on supplies, runners will start to make their descent off Whistler Mountain to the Middle of Nowhere Aid Station before making a 4.3 mile loop back to the same location and final Aid Station on the course. Leaving Middle of Nowhere - 2, runners will make their final descent to Creekside Plaza for a much deserved finish, celebration and rest!

Mandatory Gear

  • Minimum water supply: 1 liter of hydration capacity
  • Reusable cup
  • Running pack (vest, belt or pack) for carrying supplies for the duration of the race
  • Mobile/Cell phone with international roaming that works in Canada
    • Race Management emergency phone number is on back of bib
  • One (1) working headlamp with spare cells/batteries
    • Recommendation of 200 lumens or more for the main light
  • Jacket with hood for bad weather in the mountains/course terrain
  • Survival blanket of 1.40m x 2m minimum / 55 inches x 80 inches
  • Hat



Recommended Gear


  • Additional Nutrition recommendation: 800 kcal (2 gels + 2 energy bars)
  • Extra base layer
  • ID – passport/ID card
Kilometer-Effort (km-effort)

Kilometer-Effort (km-effort)

The 4 race categories are based on the km-effort, a globally recognized formula for measuring the race distance in trail running by considering both the distance and elevation gain to calculate the perceived distance.

The km-effort is calculated by adding 1km to the race distance for every 100 meters of elevation gain.

For example, a race of 50km and 2,500 meters of elevation gain has 75 km-effort.

Aid Station Chart

Learn more about each Aid Station, elevation gain and loss, cut-off times, and where drop bags and crew are allowed on course

Aid Station Chart

Images courtesy of Tourism Whistler, photographed by Justa Jeskova, Mike Crane, Clint Trahan, Gary Fattal.