July 30, 2017
Building on the legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, IRONMAN Canada offers athletes a majestic course in a world-class destination. The namesake race was part of the IRONMAN circuit for over 30 years before moving to its current location in 2013, where it has enjoyed a successful three years.
ABOUT THE RACE:
The race begins with a two-loop, 2.4-mile swim in the clean, shallow waters of Alta Lake. The average water temperature in late July is 67 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a perfect and comfortable wetsuit-legal swim.
Athletes transition to their bikes at a lake side transition area before beginning a unique one-loop bike course. The 112-mile course compares to the challenging but spectacular routes at IRONMAN Lake Placid and IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene. The course begins on the Sea-to-Sky Highway before climbing into the Callaghan Valley (the site of the Nordic skiing events during the 2010 Winter Olympics). After descending back to the highway, athletes pass through the town of Whistler on their way north to Pemberton. A flat out-and-back section opens to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks before returning to Whistler over rolling terrain.
The two-loop run course follows the meandering Valley Trail past Lost Lake and Green Lake, allowing spectators plenty of opportunities to cheer for their athletes. At the halfway point through Whistler Village, competitors will get a boost right where it matters most. The day ends in Whistler's Olympic Plaza, a central and festive location to cross the finish line, secure your medal, and celebrate your accomplishment.
- Guests checking out on Sunday, July 30, 2017 should check the Traffic Impact Guide at whistler.com/ironman to ensure they can anticipate any travel delays.
- Highway 99 south of Alpine Way to Callaghan Valley Road will be closed from 7:00 AM to noon. All vehicles should pass Callaghan Valley Road before 8:00 AM. Expect delays. Highway 99 northbound between Alpine Way and Pemberton will be closed from 8:45 AM to 1:30 PM. Highway 99 southbound between Pemberton and Alpine
- Way will be closed from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
- The neighbourhoods of Emerald Estates, Rainbow and Alpine Meadows will be impacted throughout the day.
- All guests and visitors are encouraged to park their vehicles at their hotel.
- Day Lot 4 will be closed from July 27 th at 8:00 AM to July 31st at 8:00 AM.
- Parking at Rainbow Park will be closed Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th.
- A spectator viewing guide will be available at whistler.com/ironman. It will also be available for pick up at the Visitor Info Centre, Village Hosts, and IRONMAN Canada Village Expo.
- VIP Passes provides guests with the following access: o Sunday, July 30, 2017
- Exclusive Shuttle Service to and from Swim Start in Rainbow Park Shuttles to T1 at Rainbow Park leave from T2 at Lot 4 at the Corner Blackcomb Way West and Lorimer Rd (right beside the finish line and Expo) from 4:30 AM until 6:00 AM.
- Access to VIP Viewing Area at the Swim Start in Rainbow Park
- VIP food and beverage area at Swim Start and Finish Area
- Premium VIP Viewing at Finish Line
RIDING THE BUS & VALLEY TRAIL
- Public transit will offer limited service from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM throughout Whistler and north of the Village until 5:30 PM. Full details will be available at bctransit.com/whistler.
- The entire Valley Trail will be open! Get on your bike and cheer on athletes throughout the day.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SUBARU IRONMAN CANADA WEEKEND
- Open early and close late on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Volunteers, race participants and spectators will be in the Village as early as 4:00 AM and as late until after 12:00 AM. Please check with your Strata on policies and rules and consider opening early and staying open late to help assist these guests with any needs they may have.
- Visit the Subaru IRONMAN Canada Village Expo July 27 – 31, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.
SEE HOW THE EVENT WILL IMPACT TRAFFIC, PARKING AND BIKING VALLEY TRAILS HERE