Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra
Participate in the annual 50-mile race open to relay teams of 8, 4, or 2 people and a 50km distance for solo ultra marathon runners.
Daily: Oct 15 - Oct 15
The course is centered around Whistler Village and the picturesque Valley Trail system. Stay for the weekend to enjoy the pre-race social and post-race party. P: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane.

Anyone and Everyone!

The Whistler 50 is open to everyone, with distances ranging from 7km to 80km. From first-time relay participants to experienced ultra-marathoners, there’s something for runners of all abilities!

Teams can be made up of 2, 4, or 8 people, with both competitive and recreational categories. Participate with a group of girlfriends, buddies from the bar, the folks from the office, or even as officials in uniform – there’s something for everyone!

Event Schedule

Date Time Details
Friday, October 14 5:00pm - 8:30pm Packet Pickup, at Whistler Olympic Plaza
Saturday, October 15 7:30am Relay race starts
  7:45am Ultra race starts
  11:30am First Ultra Finisher expected, Whistler Olympic Plaza
  12:00pm Finish Line Pizza & Beer Garden Open!
  12:15pm First Relay Team Finisher expected, Whistler Olympic Plaza
  3:00pm Ultra Runner cut-off (may not start final loop), Whistler Olympic Plaza
  3:45pm Force Start for Final Leg, Whistler Olympic Plaza
  4:00pm Awards Ceremony
  5:00pm Course Closed
Sunday, October 16 Find yourself a greasy brunch, then head home to rest!
*Schedule subject to change*


  • The 50 mile (80KM) relay course will consist of 8 loops of 10KM.
  • The 8-person relay will run 10KM loops while the 4-person relays will alternate 20km loops.
  • The 50 mile total distance will be certified.
  • Solo ultra runners will run 5 laps of 10KM for a total of 50KM.
  • A fantastic first time or beginner ultra, you are never more than 5km from the party zone in the Plaza.
  • There is one exchange point at the start/finish line in Whistler Olympic Plaza.
  • While your teammate is running, you can stroll through Whistler Village or hang out in the beer garden.
  • The course is traffic-free with minimal road crossings.
  • There will be aid stations approximately every 5KM.