Mark your Calendars and come join us for a Pre-Run of the Whistler Alpine Meadows course to get you race day ready!!
Join us- August 27th- for a preview of the beautiful WAM 25k course!!
Mandatory check in at Meadow Parks Sports Centre Field at 740am
Due to the distance, intensity and duration expected for this run, we ask that this is NOT your first attempt running this distance or elevation. Also, we ask that you have run a similar distance or intensity to this in the last 2 months. We will be starting the pre-run at 8am sharp to accommodate for expected time out on course. We expect average time out on course to be between 3.5-6 hours. Due to the nature of this event and the alpine ascent, we have a mandatory gear list that we will be checking before we head out on course.
It is required for this event that you carry:
1) Whistle 2) Space blanket 3) Buff or toque 4) Gloves 5) Long sleeve wind jacket 6) Cell phone 7) Lighter or matches 8) Headlamp or flashlight 9) Printed course map (please print your own copy) 10) 1000 calories (enough for 4 hours on route) 11) Ability to carry two litres of water (starting the run carrying a minimum 1.5L) 12) Cell phone with run leaders numbers (provided upon registration)
Natural water sources are available in the alpine and though there are no known issues with water quality, we recommend packing along a water purifier if at all possible!
This gear will be non-negotiable and is for everyone's safety. If you are missing any of these items, you may be asked not to join us on course.
This course in years previous has experienced issues with ground wasp nests. If you are joining, we ask that you come prepared to deal with wasp bites. This is an organized pre run with NO additional aid stations or external First Aid support, please be aware of this and come prepared! Please inform us if you have allergies or issues with bees or wasps.
As with all our events, registration is required, please sign up below! Also, we will be taking donations for the local Search and Rescue Crew. This is not required, but we love support our local teams, so help out with $5+ if you can :).
Lastly, and largely important, in PNWT style, make sure you bring an extra set of clothes so you can hang around after and join us for some local Whistler Brew!! Can't wait to see you all out there to take in this beautiful course before race day!