Canadian Running and the Whistler Half-Marathon are offering readers the chance to experience a race weekend like no other. Arguably Canada’s most scenic event, Whistler race weekend is scheduled for June 3 and, for one lucky winner, there’s no doubt that it will be a weekend to remember.

The contest winner, who has the option to race the 5K, 10K, half-marathon or 30K, will, along with a guest, stay at Crystal Lodge and Suites and be able to speed recovery courtesy of Scandinave Spa Whistler. The race takes place at the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics with some of the year’s best weather and racing conditions at the beginning of June.

Whistler half-marathon
Jim Finlayson, the men’s 2016 half-marathon winner. Photo: Robert Shaer.

That, in addition to a bunch of free swag. Scroll down for contest details and full highlights of the VIP race weekend package. For those looking for a great spring destination race, note that Whistler Village is rather-convenient two-hour drive from Vancouver International Airport.

Whistler half-marathon
Photo: Andi McLeish.

UPDATE (April 15): The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Laura Kennedy who scored herself a sweet weekend in Whistler!

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VIP race weekend package

– Two (2) race entries to the 2017 distance of their choice. (If you are already registered you can choose to get a refund on the paid registration or use the entries for 2018.) (Value: $250)
– Two (2) nights accommodation at the Crystal Lodge and Suites in the heart of Whistler Village. (Value: $350)
– Access for two (2) to the bathes at Scandinave Spa Whistler on Sunday post-race. (Did we mention that hydrotherapy is a great way to recover from a tough effort?) (Value: $135)
– Run accessories from The North Face (Value: $150)
– A race swag package that includes one unique courier bag, two (2) Whistler Half-Marathon-branded traveller coffee mugs, one (1) unique ladies wallet. (The wallet and courier bag are made from upcycled past Whistler Half-Marathon banners.) (Value: $150)
– A $50 gift card to the Beacon Pub and Eatery in Whistler Village.
– A one-year subscription to Canadian Running Magazine. (Value: $20)

Total value of package: $1,100

How to enter

1. Post a photo of your winter/spring training to Instagram or Twitter.
2. Tag @CanadianRunning and @WhistlerHalf on Twitter and/or Instagram.
3. Use the hashtag #WHMvip

All three steps must be completed to be eligible for the grand prize.


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