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5 Peaks Trail Running Series Returns to Blackcomb Mountain

Are you ready to race through the alpine in Whistler? It’s time to lace up those runners because the 5 Peaks Trail Running Series is back in Whistler this Saturday, August 26th. Experience trail running like never before in this picturesque race in the mountains.

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The 5 Peaks Trail Running Series takes runners up into the alpine on Blackcomb Mountain where they receive an incredible view of the valleys, peaks, and surrounding areas. Participants also get the chance to run among alpine wildflowers on trails that go by lakes and amazing mountain-top glaciers that are sure to visually wow anybody. Contestants often gain a new respect for the backcountry while their up above the tree line, and marvel in the beauty of it during the race.

5 Peaks Trail Running Series is open to both novice and expert athletes. Participants are scored in different age categories with winners receiving points and prizes.

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The series has 4 different categories for participants to enter:

  1. Children’s Challenge – 1 km – FREE
  2. 3K Kids Timed Race – 3 km – $20
  3. Sports Course – 6.6 km – $55
  4. Enduro Course – 10.6 km – $55

You can pre-register and find much more information for the 5 Peaks Trail Running Series on their official website. It’s nearly sold out as of now, so you better act fast!

There’s so much to do in Whistler on the same weekend as the 5 Peaks Trail Running Series, you might as well make it a family vacation. Stay a few extra days and really experience Whistler come alive in the summertime or relax before you get back to the grind. Check out our deals and packages to bundle your vacation activities with your accommodations in Whistler.

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Find out more summer activities you can do in Whistler while you’re here!

Whistler Free Concert Series

It just so happens that ‘Whistler Presents’ Free Summer Concert Series is on during the same weekend as The 5 Peaks Trail Running Series. Head down to the Whistler Olympic Plaza on Friday, August 25th to catch a free show by Delhi 2 Dublin at 7:30pm before the race the next day. Then after the race on Saturday, August 26th you can listen to Alan Doyle as he hits the Olympic Plaza stage at 7:30pm. It’s going to be a great weekend in Whistler, you won’t wanna miss out!

 Photo Credit: Justsa Jeskova