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Our 50k route is a full point to point route, from Whistler’s Cheakamus Canyon area, over the very top of Whistler Mountain, along the stunningly beautiful Singing Pass, back down into Whistler Village, and then up Blackcomb Mountain via the new ascent trail, finishing at the Rendezvous Lodge, AFTER a magnificent loop out around Overlord and Decker.
On a clear day, you’ll get views that’ll all but literally knock your socks offs! The new 50k race is a net positive route, meaning you’ll climb over 1200 meters / 4000 feet MORE than you descend, as it finishes up on Blackcomb Mountain.
The race is made tougher still by there being just three aid stations along the entire route, meaning runners need to be much more self-sufficient than at other 50K races where it’s common to see twice as much on course aid available.
This is of course due to the remote nature of much of the route and we would certainly classify this as an “advanced” 50K. With this event being held in September we’ve seen it all, and in 2019 runners were trudging through fresh snow on the upper alpine regions, so ensure you come prepared as it’s an adventurous one, but with plenty of reward as the views from atop Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain and along Singing Pass are right up there with some of the most sensational vistas you’ll find anywhere in the trail running world! And that’s a promise!