Weekend Info

Geoff Langford

Weekend Information

Whistler Alpine Meadows

September 9th - 11th, 2022
Ascent Race, 25km, 50km, 100km, 100M, Triple WAMMY!

Schedule Of Events

Dates: September 9 - 11, 2022
Distances: Kids Race, Ascent Race, 25km, 50km, 100km, 100M, Triple WAMMY!
Location: Whistler, BC
Start Times:

Fri: 100 mile - 7:00am - 48hr00 cutoff
Fri:
Ascent - 10:00am - 4hr00 cutoff
Sat: 100km - 5:00am – 30hr00 cutoff
Sat: 25km - 7:00am - 8hr00 cutoff
Sat: Kids Race - 12:00noon
Sun:
50km - 5:00am - 12hr00 cutoff
Mon:
Post event dinner/social - 7:00pm - Location TBC

Start:

Ascent: Blackcomb Base
50km: 
Cheakamus Lake Road
25km, 100km, 100mile: near Riverside Resort

Finish: Ascent, 50km: Rendezvous Lodge, Blackcomb
25km, 100km, 100mile: Blackcomb Base near Lot 8
  • 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.

Weekend Details

​Parking & Buses

Details about parking and buses is available on each distance event page.

Note: Only the Ascent race has parking near the start. All other distances have NO PARKING at the start line.

​Package Pickup

Thursday: 4:00-9:00pm @ Salomon Store, Whistler
Friday: 6:00-6:45am @ 100mile start line (near Riverside Resort) (100 mile runners only)
Friday: 9:00-9:45am @ Ascent start line (near Merlin’s) (Ascent runners only)
Friday: 4:00-7:00pm @ Salomon Store, Whistler (everyone except 100 mile and ascent runners)
Saturday: 4:00-4:45am @ 100km start line (near Riverside Resort) (100 km runners only)
Saturday: 6:00-6:45am @ 25km start line (near Riverside Resort) (25 km runners only)
Saturday: 11:00am-6:00pm @ Finish Line (Base II) (50 km runners only)
Sunday: 4:00-4:45am @ 50km start line (Cheakamus Lake Rd) (50 km runners only)

Accommodation

​Riverside Resort:

Stay with our official accommodation partner, walking distance to the 25km, 100km and 100mile start lines (500m / 5 min walk), and a quick drive to parking for the Ascent Race, and to parking for shuttles for the 50km start. Options include camping, RV sites, cabins and yurts.

Mention you’re booking for WAM when booking to get access to the race accommodation options.

Whistler Athletes' Centre:

Walking distance from the 50km start line, Whistler Athletes’ Centre has individual dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms and a shared, fully stocked, commercial-sized kitchen. Athlete-focused accommodations at a great price, conveniently located as soon as you enter Whistler at Function Junction.

Call 604-964-0052 and use code “WAM2022” for a 15% discount.
BOOK ONLINE (Discount code value drops to 5% off on Aug 10.)

Whistler Village Inn & Suites:

Discover the perfect mix of value and location, right in the heart of Whistler. Rustic and inviting, Whistler Village Inn + Suites offers an authentic mountain resort feel. Only steps from package pickup and the day lots, and minutes from the Ascent Race start. Special WAM rates starting at only $169!
BOOK ONLINE

Travelling to Whistler

​By Car:

From Vancouver, take the Sea to Sky Highway 99. Drive through Squamish and follow signs for Whistler Village.
*please note that Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Highway are very busy thoroughfares. Traffic heading to Whistler on a Friday evening will be significant, and drive times can double. Please plan accordingly and attempt to arrive Thursday or earlier if at all possible.* 

​By Air:

Vancouver International Airport is the closest major airport. You can rent a car or take a shuttle bus to Whistler (2-2.5 hours). Harbour Air also flies from Downtown Vancouver to Whistler.