Held on the first Saturday in June each year, the Whistler Half-Marathon is about as good a destination race as one could envision. Beginning in the heart of Whistler Village, one of the sites for the 2010 Winter Olympics, runners tour the notable ski town through the extensive trail system, along the roads and around the much adored tourist destinations including Lost Lake.
RELATED: Race results, recap can be found here.
Words may not quite do the race justice, but the following 20 photos certainly do. (In case you missed it, check out the 2016 gallery from the Whistler Half-Marathon here.)
All photos are courtesy Rob Shaer, Andi McLeish, Scott Robarts and Sean St Denis.
Getting pre-race vertical in the town known for its elevation.
The backdrop of the Whistler Half-Marathon start line.
When two sports collide…
Making eye contact with the photographer may increase your chances at being published online.
The Whistler Half champion led the entire (Adam) Way.
Whistler Half champion Marilyn Arsenault won for the third consecutive year.
At 49, Arsenault is one of the country’s top masters runners.
The course has a mix of wood chip trail, crushed gravel and road.
Number one on the race bib, number one in the results.
When you have enough energy mid-race to strike a pose.
That sweet feeling of finishing.
The even sweeter feeling of finishing together.
Eyes on the (finish line) prize.
They’re all number one!
Future stars of the sport.
Pain is temporary but results are forever.
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