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Whistler to get Canada’s first UTMB race in 2024

Whistler to get Canada’s first UTMB race in 2024

 The UTMB® World Sequence introduced Thursday that they’ll host a brand-new occasion in Whistler, B.C., with the inaugural version to be held Sept. 28-29, 2024. Extremely Path Whistler by UTMB will run by way of Whistler’s breathtaking alpine playground and the encompassing Sea-to-Sky hall. Race distances of 100K, 50K and 25K may have runners traversing the realm’s most stunning spots, with precedence registration opening for UTMB Index holders subsequent Monday, Oct. 30. Basic registration opens Nov. 1 on the UTMB web site.

Extremely Path Whistler by UTMB would be the seventh occasion in North America within the UTMB World Sequence, and is the milestone fortieth occasion confirmed for the 2024 UTMB World Sequence.

UTMB Whistler
Photograph: Mike Crane

Whistler Blackcomb is a world-class all-seasons resort and a bucket-list vacation spot for each outside sports activities lovers and discerning vacationers from throughout the globe. Runners at Extremely Path Whistler by UTMB races will take pleasure in epic glacier views and flowing creeks whereas they journey over technical terrain. A variety of stellar lodging, meals and actions inside the legendary resort can be found to friends. 

“We’re thrilled to function co-host of the Canadian cease on the UTMB World Sequence circuit,” Whistler Blackcomb COO Belinda Trembath stated in a press launch. “The world’s finest path runners will get to expertise the pure magnificence, gorgeous mountain views and world-class terrain of the unceded territories of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation.”

UTMB Whistler
UTMB Whistler 2024 Photograph: Justa Jeskova

The 100K queen race boasts almost 5,000 metres (16,273ft) of elevation achieve, with the 50K difficult runners with 3,300 meters (11,020ft) of elevation and the 25km occasion 1,500 meters (5,036ft) of elevation. Runners in all three occasions will discover awe-inspiring mountaintops, evergreen forests and excessive alpine vistas.

“I’m excited to welcome runners from world wide to expertise the playground that’s Whistler Blackcomb and the Sea-to-Sky path community. We’re grateful for the Lil’wat and Squamish Individuals’s collaboration and use of their stunning land, and we hope our runners recognize it as a lot as we do,” stated race director Christine Cogger.

UTMB Whistler 3
Photograph: Mike Crane

The Extremely Path Whistler by UTMB emblem was tailored from authentic paintings by Chief Ray of the Squamish Nation: “In Whistler, Black Tusk is the perch of the Thunderbird. The Thunderbird was created to convey steadiness to the world and is the messenger of the Creator, an emblem of peace, energy and unity. The moon is the one who brings mild to the worlds when it’s darkish, he’s the grandfather who brings us calmness.”

UTMB will host 40 occasions throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania within the 2024 UTMB World Sequence. Runners world wide have the prospect to benefit from the UTMB expertise near house and may gather Operating Stones in the event that they dream of conquering the UTMB World Sequence Finals in Chamonix sooner or later. 


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