- Trail Race
For a detailed recap, visit my blog here: http://everythingbutweddings.ca/2017/10/race-recap-5-peaks-whistler-2017/
This is our second year doing this race and it didn't disappoint. We did the same thing as last year and drove up to Whistler early in the morning. Package pickup was near the gondola and they were also handing out the swag while we were in line (amazing metal water bottles). We hopped on the first gondola and it took about 20-30 minutes to get to the top of Blackcomb. Keep in mind that you have to make it there early (they tell you what time in the pre-race email). We got to the top with enough time to get changed and drop our bags off at gear check. Near the start/finish line, they had tents set up with swag for sale as well as tables full of post-race food which included fruit, brownies, and bagels. I bought a 5 Peaks BUFF and a 5 Peaks T-shirt, which I love. If you plan on buying things, remember to bring cash. I hope one day they will accept credit cards but thank goodness there was an ATM nearby. Race direction was on point as usual, the routes were clearly marked and there was lots of pre and post-race communication. The race is tough with lots of climbing. There's lots of single track and some technical parts, but all in all pretty runnable. The scenery is beautiful, the most scenic race I've done so far. All in all, a great race experience.