August in Whistler

We all welcome back one of the biggest events happening this month, the Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival. This festival is an epic ten day multi-disciplinary event starting on the 9th. Not only is there awe-inspiring free ride competitions but everyone can also enjoy free concerts, photo and video contests, exhibitions, demos, clinics and endless partying. This year is going to be a big one as they are celebrating their 10-year anniversary, so this festival is a MUST!

All those summer BBQ’s taking their toll on the waist line? Then sign up for the last two big races on this month – 5 Peaks Trail Running series and Salomon Meet Your Maker. The 5 Peaks course is open for people of all athletic skills and will take you running through the rocky hills of Whistler. Meet your maker is a 50 mile course that can be taken solo or as part of a team. This event also brings with it a health and Fitness Expo, live entertainment, a beer garden and ends with a grand award party.

And last, but by no means least, this month brings us the Ironman competition. Watch the participants as they race through Alta-Lake, bike sea-to-sky highway, Callaghan Valley and Pemberton then finish up by running the Valley Trail down to the Olympic Plaza! Stay right at the finish line in one of these properties.