Whistler Alpine Meadows adds daunting ultra distance

Whistler Alpine Meadows trail race adds a 115K option for 2018 as well as plans to host a 175K distance in 2019

January 18th, 2018 by | Posted in Trail Running | Tags: , , , , ,

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Whistler, B.C. will have a 115K (71 miles) trail race in 2018 and is on track to be the site of a 175K (108 miles) route in 2019.

Whistler Alpine Meadows, a Coast Mountain Trail Series race, added the new distance for the Sept. 22, 2018 race featuring more than 7,000m of climbing in the Whistler Valley. Gary Robbins posted the announcement to his Facebook page on Thursday. As part of the announcement, Robbins says that 100K of the 115K route “have never been used by us in a race before.”

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Whistler Alpine Meadows also includes a 12K, 25K and 55K for 2018. The announcement adds that a 175K route is to be added for 2019 with close to 10,000m of elevation.

The Coast Mountain Trail Series is a six-race circuit in southwestern British Columbia.