Whistler 50 – Ultra Marathon
Whistler gets ready to host runners from around the world to the Whistler 50 Ultra Marathon on Saturday, October 18th, 2014. Vancouver’s LGBT running club, Vancouver Frontrunners, will be sending a large contingent to represent queer athletes in this exciting 50 mile course.
This 50 mile (80K) event is centered around Whistler Village and the picturesque Valley Trail system. The event is open to Relay Teams of 8, 4, or 2 members as well as solo Ultra-Marathoners. The 8-person format alternates legs of approximately 13K and 7K, while the 4-person and 2-person relays alternate 20K legs. The 50 mile total distance is an achievable goal for novice ultra-marathoners, while still being a recognized qualifying distance for National Team selection.
GayWhistler recommends the following Accommodation choices
The Aava Whistler, host hotel for Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, is pleased to provide the Vancouver Frontrunners as well as any of the Whistler 50 participants a special rate.
Deluxe Room: Queen Bed and Sofa bed or King bed: $90.00
Deluxe Room: 2 queen Beds: $100.00
Superior Room: $120.00
Individual reservations can be made by contacting our Reservations Department by telephone, 1-800-663-5644 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ask for the “VFR” rate to ensure you receive the special offer. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card number and expiry date or an advance deposit of the first night’s room.
These rates are also available 3 days either side of the Whistler 50 weekend if you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer.
ResortQuest Whistler, a preferred hotel partner of Whistler Pride, is also able to offer a special rate for racers of the Whistler 50 with a 10% off their Best Available Rate at time of booking for all ResortQuest Whistler properties including Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler. You will have to identify yourselves as “Whistler 50” and call in to ResortQuest Reservations department at: 1-866-854-8114. Rate is valid for stay dates between October 15 to October 22.