Whistler to host Ironman Canada in 2013

25th October, 2012

The Crystal Lodge is thrilled that Whistler has been chosen as the host city for Ironman Canada in 2013.

Ironman Canada in Whistler

"Whistler is recognized worldwide as a sought-after travel and outdoor recreation destination. As the new host community of IRONMAN Canada, Whistler will immediately earn a reputation as a triathlon destination," said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for World Triathlon Corporation. Ironman Canada has been scheduled for August 25th, 2013 and will be the 31st running of Ironman Canada. Race registration opened on October 18th, 2012 and has been selling fast.

The course itself will start at Rainbow Park on Alta Lake which will also be the transition area. The finish area is located right in the centre of Whistler village at Whistler Olympic Plaza, which is located just a few minutes from the Crystal Lodge.

SwimTwo-loop, 2.4-mile swim in the clean shallow waters of Alta Lake at Rainbow Park, which has an average water temperature of 67 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit in late August.
BikeOne-loop 112-mile bike course that is comparable in difficulty to the bike route at IRONMAN Lake Placid, IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene, and the previous IRONMAN Canada. Athletes will travel south on the Sea-to-Sky Highway before climbing into the Callaghan Valley, site of the Nordic skiing events during the 2010 Winter Olympics. After descending back to the highway, athletes pass through Whistler on their way north to Pemberton. An out-and-back section allows athletes breathtakingly beautiful views of glaciated peaks, while racing on a completely flat section of road. Athletes return to Whistler via the Sea-to-Sky Highway over rolling terrain
RunThe two-loop run course follows the meandering Valley Trail past Lost Lake and Green Lake allowing spectators to reinvigorate athletes with a return through Whistler Village at the halfway point of the run before finishing adjacent to Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Ironman Canada is going to be another great event to the Whistler Calendar for next year. With Crankworx already scheduled, August is going to be a busy month in 2013. Make sure you book your accommodation at the Crystal Lodge for Ironman Canada early to ensure you don't miss out by contacting our reservation team today via email info@crystal-lodge.com or book direct on our website.

For more information on Ironman Canada and to register please check the Ironman Canada website.