13 KM

Geoff Langford

13 KM

Saturday, Sept 25, 2021 - Whistler Alpine Meadows

Date: Sat, Sept 25, 2021
Distance: 13 km / 8 miles
Ascent: 760 m / 2500 ft
Descent: 800 m / 2625 ft



Thirteen kilometers with 800 meters!?
Yup, sounds like fun doesn’t it! Hey, you’ll get a bit of everything out there, and on a point to point course no less.
A beefy climb to begin, a bone shattering descent to end, and some stunning forest and sub-alpine views to tie it all together in between. Your legs may end up hating you, but your eyes, and your soul, will enjoy the journey throughout.


Distance:  13 km / 8 miles
Ascent: 760 m / 2500 ft
Descent: 800 m / 2625 ft

Course Maps

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Race Day Schedule

Date: Sat, Sept 25, 2021
Location: Whistler, BC
Start Time:



2:00pm (4hr)

Start Line:
Rainbow Lake trailhead
(no parking on site, no drop offs allowed. Shuttle buses provided.)
Finish Line: Meadow Park

Race Details

Please see full 13 km details in the table below. On a mobile or smaller screen? This table scrolls! Or if you prefer you can download a copy here.

AS# Location Distance (kms) Distance (to next AS) Drop Bags? Crew? Cut Off Time Cut Off Hrs
START Rainbow 0 6.2 - N - -
- 1.5km before AS1 N N 12:00 2.0
1 19 Mile Creek 6.2 6.8 N N - -
FINISH Meadow Park 13 - Y Y 14:00 4.0

​Start Line, Buses and Parking:

Buses are complimentary, and mandatory. You are not allowed to have someone drop you off at the start line.

We are starting at a small trailhead along a main access road. We were only able to get approval for this by agreeing to NOT ALLOW any vehicular access for runners. Please, please, please help us out here and follow the rules set out to allow this race to happen.

Complimentary buses will be running from Whistler Secondary School (WSS) for a 10 minute ride to the start line. We highly recommend catching the first departure, to allow more time for package pickup and a shorter port-o-potty line up.

8:50am: first buses depart WSS, arrive at start at 9:00am
9:20am: second buses depart WSS, arrive at start at 9:30am

Hot coffee will be available before you board the bus. Consider bringing your own coffee mug to cutdown on waste (you could then leave it in your finish line bag). There will be portable toilets at the start line, but not at the school.

Complimentary shuttles back to WSS are provided post-race.

​Aid Stations, Drop Bag and Finish Line Bags:

All races will have finish line bags, which will be under a tent which is not monitored so please label your bag and do not leave any valuables.

13k: no drop bags on course.

Our aid stations feature all the good stuff courtesy of Nesters Market & Hammer: water, Hammer gel, Heed electrolyte, Coke, chips, fruit, nuts, cookies, pickles, soup (weather-dependant), vegan options and other surprises.


1km before AS1 (end of Flank trail): 2h00m
13k (Finish):

​Crew, Pacers and Poles

13k: No crew allowed on course.

      Pacers: Pacers are NOT allowed in any distance distance due to permitting restrictions.

      Poles: Poles ARE allowed for this event. Please be careful and aware of other runners, and those who are immediately behind you.

      Registration Prerequisites

      13k: None

      ​Mandatory Gear List:

      13k: None

      10 Essentials: We encourage everyone to always carry the 10 Essentials for backcountry safety in your pack - whether you’re out training or adventuring on your own or with friends, or participating in one of our extensively marked races, you can never predict what might happen. Learn more about the 10 Essentials in this article by North Shore Rescue.


      In our effort to reduce waste, all our races are now cup-free, meaning you'll need to pack along your own cup for fluids at aid stations and at the finish line. Here are two suggestions: a collapsible cup (available in our merch store), or a homemade version cutting the top off an empty juicebox.


      Distance Entry Race Cap
      13 KM $75 150