25 KM

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25 KM

Saturday, Sept 9th, 2023

Date: Sat, Sept 9, 2023
Distance: 25 km / 15.5 miles
Ascent: 1750 m / 5750 ft
Descent: 1650 m / 5400 ft

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Overview

You’re going supersonic, to the moon, all the way to the top of Blackcomb Mountain!

The views are INSANE. You can almost taste the glacial fresh environment as you’ll be staring straight into the abyss of the Spearhead Range as you top out on this run. Bring your camera along as you’re gonna want to document all of this one. The elevation profile might leave you aghast right now, but we promise it’ll all be worth it come race day!

Course

View an interactive map with elevation profile below.

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Race Day Schedule

Date: Sat, Sept 9, 2023
Location: Whistler, BC
Start Time:

7:00am

Cutoffs:

8 hour cutoff

Start Line: Near Riverside Resort
Finish Line: Base 2, Blackcomb Mtn

​Package Pickup:

Thursday: 4:00-9:00pm @ Salomon Store, Whistler
Friday: 4:00-7:00pm @ Salomon Store, Whistler
Saturday: 6:00-6:45am @ 25km start line (near Riverside Resort)

  • Please note that the WAM races are sharing the weekend with the GranFondo road biking event. Whistler will be busy and accommodations will be at a premium, so please ensure you book something asap.
  • Also, highway closures will be in place on the Saturday, as per GranFondo race details. Travel into Whistler on this specific single date, from Vancouver and Squamish, will not be possible in the morning. As such, all runners lining up for a Saturday start are advised to arrive to Whistler no later than the day before, on Friday.
  • North bound highway closures are only in place on the Saturday into the early afternoon. Full highway access is available again by Saturday evening.
  • All WAM courses have been designed to alleviate crossover traffic with the GranFondo as much as possible throughout race weekend.

Race Details

Please see full 25 km details in the table below. On a mobile or smaller screen? This table scrolls!

AS# Location Distance (kms) Distance (to next AS) Drop Bags? Crew? Toilet? Cut Off Time Cut Off Hrs
START Riverside 0 10 - - Y - -
1 Microclimate 10 9 N N Y - -
2 7th Heaven 19 6.5 N N Y 14:00 7
FINISH Base 2 25.5 - Y Y Y 15:00 8

​Aid Stations, Drop Bag and Finish Line Bags

All races will have finish line bags, which will be under a tent which is not monitored so please label your bag and do not leave any valuables.

25k: no drop bags on course.

Our aid stations feature all the good stuff courtesy of Nesters Market & Hammer: water, Hammer gel, Heed electrolyte, Coke, chips, fruit, nuts, cookies, soup, pickles, vegan options and other surprises (each AS is different).

​Cutoffs

AS2 (7th Heaven): 7 hours
25k (Finish): 8 hours

​Crew, Poles, No Pacers

No crew allowed on the 25K course.

Pacers are NOT allowed in any distance due to permitting restrictions.

Poles ARE allowed for this event. Please be careful and aware of other runners, and those who are immediately behind you.

Parking & Buses

There is NO PARKING available at the start line of the 25km. Runners may be dropped off, but your driver cannot park or stay for the start.

Buses will depart from Lot 7, adjacent to the Finish Line, at 5:40, 6:00 and 6:20. Plenty of parking is available. Travel time is about 12 minutes.

Bus tickets are available for $5 in our Merch Store on Race Roster, for runners and spectators. Tickets will be in your racer bag, but each bus captain will also have a list to check everyone in.

The last bus will wait to take spectators back to Lot 7, and will depart 10 minutes after the start.

Registration Prerequisites

25k: None

​Mandatory Gear List

25k: None

10 Essentials: We encourage everyone to always carry the 10 Essentials for backcountry safety in your pack - whether you’re out training or adventuring on your own or with friends, or participating in one of our extensively marked races, you can never predict what might happen. Learn more about the 10 Essentials in this article by North Shore Rescue.

​Cupless

In our effort to reduce waste, all our races are now cup-free, meaning you'll need to pack along your own cup for fluids at aid stations and at the finish line. Here are two suggestions: a collapsible cup (available in our merch store), or a homemade version cutting the top off an empty juicebox.

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The WAM 25k race will be a Qualifier for UTMB 20k.

Photos

Get an inside look at the 25k race in the gallery below:

Register

REGISTRATION OPENS Jan 2023 (TBC)

Distance Jan 2023 June 1 Race Cap
25 KM $90 CDN (~$65 USD) $105 CDN (~$80 USD) 375
  • Anyone dropping out up to and including June 1 will receive a 50% refund of entry fees.
  • You can move down in distance, but not up in distance. No credit is provided for the difference in entry fee.