Are you ready for all the athletic excitement that is happening in Whistler this year?
If not you better dust off you shoes and get started. Last year Whistler saw the excitement and passion of the Olympics and Paralympics and the amazing athletes from all over the world. It was a truly inspirational time for anyone watching. After that excitment another exciting event came to Whistler the Gran Fondo- a bike race from Vancouver along the newly completed Sea to Sky highway to Whistler. This event drew a crowd of close to 4,000 participants. It was an amazing event with people lining the streets, overpasses and highway all the way to Whistler cheering for all the cyclists. Now in 2011 we have the Tenderfoot Boogie, trail race from Squamish to Whistler, the annual Whistler Kids of Steel Triathlon and Adult Try-A-Tri, the Whistler Valley Trail Run 5 and 10km, the first Whistler Half Marathon, to be held on June 4, after that the World OutGames are coming to Whislter and will have a Mountain Marathon, Adventure Race and Mountain Bike race, then there is Xterra in Aug. , the Whistler Gran Fondo in Sept. and the Haney to Harrison Relay race and ultra marathon in Nov.. There is the possiblity of Comfortably Numb race happening again this year which is a 25km trail run. And that is not all- there are more races and events happening that have not yet been confirmed. So what are you waiting for. All of this is in your back yard- you just have to get out and try it.
Next post I will tell you more about some local training options if you are needing some help.