This will be an urban sprint at Cheakamus Crossing, based from the Whistler Athletes Centre.
This map has never been used before – created in 2014 with updates made this year.
Course planner: Marg Ellis, GVOC
Course Planners Notes – new!
The Cheakamus Crossing map contains complex mixed housing areas, open fields, forest areas, trails, and one prominent hill. Only the longer courses (C4 and C5) include the hill. There are a number of road crossings on all courses so watch for traffic and cross only when safe.
Heavy black lines on some cliffs mean that they are uncrossable. Areas mapped in olive green around the housing units are out-of-bounds and other out-of-bounds areas have been indicated by purple hatching (community garden, BMX track, construction sites). Please do not run in these areas so that we may run here again in the future.
Shoes: Running shoes or trail shoes with non-aggressive tread. No spikes or dobs. You will be crossing some lawn areas.
Map details: Cheakamus Crossing, ISSOM standard, 2.5 m contours. 1:4000 for all courses. Fieldwork and drafting, Remo Madella, 2014. Last updated fall 2016 by Brian Ellis.
Event director – James Golding (GVOC)
Course planner – Marg Ellis (GVOC)
Controller – Alex Kerr (GVOC)
Drinking water: There will be no drinking water provided on the course. Drinks and refreshments at the finish
Pre-event out of bounds: Upon returning from the Middle event at Brandywine, all of Cheakamus Crossing will be out of bounds due to race setup. The event handbook will contain a map detailing the permitted vehicle entry route, parking, warm up area and permitted routes to the Whistler Athletes Centre and to the start. The Whistler Athletes Centre will be accessible.
Parking lot will be in Cheakamus Crossing on Legacy Way very near the Whistler Athletes Centre and Start/Finish. Details to follow in the event handbook.
Courses and Classes
*The recommended winning time is the time that the fastest (elite) athlete would take to complete the course. A lower-intermediate level participant may take 2-3 times as long!