25 KM

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25 KM

Saturday, September 21 2019 - Whistler Alpine Meadows

Date: Saturday, Sept 21, 2019
Distance: 25 km / 15.5 miles
Ascent: 750 m / 2400 ft
Descent: 750 m / 2400 ft

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Overview

For 2019 our 25k route remains the same as in 2018, meaning runners will be mostly on the Comfortably Numb trail network via a single loop course that starts and finishes at the Riverside Resort. This year, though, the route will be run in the opposite direction to which we ran in 2018, so this is technically a first time course for us. 

Comfortably Numb is an internationally famous trail that was credited with “Epic Ride Status”, shortly after its completion in 2006, by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, and it’s even more fun to run! Prior to this recognition only 37 trails from around the globe had ever received such a designation, and just three of those were in Canada.

The 25k route has 750 meters / 2400 feet of climbing and descent, which doesn’t seem like a lot at first blush, but don’t be fooled, it’s all run over highly technical terrain, and even the speediest of runners won’t break the two hour barrier for this one. The race is made tougher still by the fact that we are only able to provide a single aid station, at 19 kms into the route, so runners will have to take good care of themselves and be self supported for the majority of their day.

The Comfortably Numb route offers magnificent views over Green Lake and Whistler Mountain, via stunning rock bluffs about mid-way through the course. Further along runners get to enjoy crossing a bridge high above Wedge Creek, amongst a forest of large moss encrusted trees. It’s truly a magical area and an annual run route for many a local. You’ll get a little bit of everything in this race and once you see the caliber of the route you’ll understand why it took a full eight years to complete this trail, from initial concept on through to spanning the Wedge Creek with a brilliant bridge above the raging rapids below.

Course

Distance:  25 km / 15.5 miles
Ascent: 750 m / 2400 ft
Descent: 750 m / 2400 ft

Course Maps

View an interactive map with elevation profile below.

Note: While the route data through the map below shows distance/elevation to be slightly short, we’re confident you’ll cover the full prescribed distance on the day.

Download a GPX file of the above route by clicking here.

Or, you can view an image of the course map below. You can click the image to open a larger file in a new tab, or download onto your mobile device.

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Race Day Schedule

Date: Sat, Sept 21 2019
Location: Whistler, BC
Start Time:

8:00am

Cutoffs:

6hr30 cutoff

Start Line: Riverside Resort
Finish Line: Riverside Resort

Race Details

Please see full 25 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 Riverside 0 19
1 Green Lake 19 6 N N
FINISH Riverside 25 Y 14:30 6.5

​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.

25k: 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, soup, pickles, bacon, sandwiches, vegan options and other surprises (each AS is different).

​Cutoffs:

25k (Finish): 6h30m

​Crew, Pacers and Poles

25k: No crew allowed on course.

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

      Poles: Poles are NOT allowed for this event for safety reasons, due to the close proximity of other runners.

      Registration Prerequisites

      25k: None

      ​Mandatory Gear List:

      25k: 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.

      ​Cupless:

      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.

      Register

      WAM 25 KM is SOLD OUT for 2019.

      Distance Jan 4 June 20 Race Cap
      25 KM SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! 200
      • Anyone dropping out up to and including June 1 will receive a 50% refund of entry fees.
      • Up to and including 30 days before race day, you can receive a full deferral to any other CMTS event (if not sold out), towards a single other race only. Deferrals are only applicable for one calendar year from the race you transfer out of (meaning the race entry can be deferred to any OTHER race, but not the same race one year later). Entries can only be deferred a single time, to a single event.
      • You can move down in distance, but not up in distance. No credit is provided for the difference in entry fee.