Get ready to embark on an unforgettable trail running adventure amidst the breathtaking alpine landscapes of Whistler, B.C. The UTMB® World Series has just announced the eagerly anticipated Ultra Trail Whistler, set to debut on September 28-29, 2024. This will be Canadas first UTMB world series race. This event promises an extraordinary experience for trail running enthusiasts, with race distances including 25K, 50k, and 100K, all set against the backdrop of Whistler’s pristine natural beauty.
Whether you’re an experienced ultra runner or new to the sport, this event offers a chance to explore the stunning terrain of Whistler’s Sea-to-Sky corridor. Join us as we delve into the details of this exciting event, from registration dates to the spectacular race routes, and discover why Whistler, with its epic glacier views and rich cultural significance, is the perfect setting for the 40th event in the 2024 UTMB World Series.
Update: I’ve received more than few messages in regards to the blog post by race director Garry Robbins and the questionable tactics used by both UTMB and Veil Resorts, you can read a full write up on the situation here.
- UTMB® World Series to host Ultra Trail Whistler in Whistler, B.C. on Sept. 28-29, 2024.
- Race distances of 100K, 50K, and 25K through Whistler’s stunning landscapes.
- This is Canada’s first UTMB race.
- Priority registration for UTMB Index holders on Oct. 30, general registration opens Nov. 1.
- Whistler Blackcomb offers epic glacier views, accommodations, and activities for runners.
- The event highlights the natural beauty and collaboration with the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations.
- 100K race with 5,000 meters of elevation gain, 50K with 3,300 meters, and 25K with 1,500 meters.
- UTMB hosts 40 events worldwide in the 2024 UTMB World Series.
- Official UTMB Whistler Link
The UTMB Whistler Race Distances and Info
Distance: 24.1 KM
Elevation Gain: 1534 M+ / 5,032+ FT
Cutoff Time: 5 Hours
Running Stones: 1
Official UTMB Whistler 25k Link
Distance: 54.7 KM
Elevation Gain: 3358 M+ / 11,017+ FT
Cutoff Time: 10 Hours
Running Stones: 2
Official UTMB Whistler 50k Link
Distance: 99.7 KM
Elevation Gain: 4960 M+ / 16,273+ FT
Cutoff Time: 20 Hours
Running Stones: 3
Official UTMB Whistler 100k Link
The Ultra Trail Whistler by UTMB is set to take the trail running world by storm as it debuts on September 28-29, 2024, in the stunning landscapes of Whistler, B.C. With race distances ranging from 25K to the challenging 100K, runners will have the opportunity to traverse some of the most awe-inspiring natural beauty in the Sea-to-Sky corridor. Whistler’s reputation as a world-class all-season resort and its status as a bucket-list destination make it the perfect backdrop for this exciting event. The race promises epic glacier views, flowing creeks, and technical terrain that will challenge participants. Moreover, the event highlights the rich cultural significance of the unceded territories of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation, showcasing a harmonious collaboration with these indigenous communities.
In a year where the UTMB World Series expands its horizons with 40 events across the globe, the addition of Ultra Trail Whistler adds an exciting chapter to the trail running community’s story. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or someone looking to embrace a new challenge, this event offers a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and cultural significance of Whistler. So mark your calendars, prepare your trail running gear, and get ready to be part of an event that not only tests your physical limits but also celebrates the unity of global trail running communities on the pristine lands of Whistler, B.C. Ultra Trail Whistler by UTMB is set to be a memorable adventure that you won’t want to miss.