Race Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019
Whistler welcomes the seventh annual Subaru IRONMAN Canada and Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada on Sunday, July 28, 2019.
Plan ahead to successfully travel through Whistler on Sunday, July 28 during the event.
Walking and biking along the Valley Trail are recommended.
Road traffic and transit will be affected by closures and delays; there is no access to Highway 99 from the west side of Highway 99 between Pinecrest/Black Tusk and Alpine Way for most of the day. This will impact road access from the Function Junction, Tamarisk, (west) Creekside, Alta Vista, Blueberry Hill, Whistler Cay Heights, Tapley’s Farm, Nesters and Alpine Meadows neighbourhoods.
Everyone is advised to travel by foot or bike on the Valley Trail. The entire Valley Trail will remain open, although sections of the Valley Trail on the east side of Highway 99 will be used for the run portion of the event. Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to use extreme caution when accessing these areas, respect the competitors and expect delays.
Here is the 2019 IRONMAN Traffic Guide.
Expect significant delays. There is no access to Highway 99 from the west of Highway 99 between Pinecrest/Black Tusk and Alpine Way for most of Sunday, July 28.
Anyone required to drive must ensure their vehicle is legally parked east of Highway 99 the evening of Saturday, July 27, and then walk or bike to their vehicle on race day. Examples of neighbourhoods to the east of Highway 99 include Cheakamus Crossing, Spring Creek, Bayshores, Creekside areas including the Creekside Parkade, Nordic, Brio, Whistler Village, White Gold and Spruce Grove.
Visit bctransit.com/whistler for real-time bus information during the day.
Please note there will be major disruptions to service from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, with many transit trips cancelled. All regular scheduled trips will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
Only route 7: Staff Housing and route 8: Lost Lake Free Shuttle will be unaffected by the event.
Parking at Rainbow Park will be closed Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28.
Day Lot 4 will be closed from Thursday, July 25 until 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 29.
The Creekside Day Lots and the Spruce Grove Field House parking lot will remain open.
Hotels and other private parking lots throughout Whistler will remain open.
The event will be loading equipment into Rainbow Park starting on Wednesday, July 24 through Friday, July 26. There will be limited space for Rainbow Park users on those days. The event set up will also affect the Food Truck Schedule.
Rainbow Park will be closed for event operations on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28.
Blackcomb Way West
The section of Blackcomb Way between Lorimer Road and Maury Young Arts Centre will be closed for the Subaru IRONMAN Canada finish line beginning Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28.
The entire Valley Trail will be open. The public is encouraged to use the Valley Trail as their main travel route throughout the event day.
Please note: Several portions of the Valley Trail on the east side of Highway 99 will be used for the run portion of Subaru IRONMAN Canada. Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to use extreme caution when accessing these areas and to respect the competitors.
Meadow Park Sports Centre pool closure on Sunday, July 28
The leisure pool, lap pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna will be closed at Meadow Park Sports Centre for Subaru Ironman Canada on July 29 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The lifeguards will be ensuring the competitors' safety in the swim portion of the event.
All pool facilities will reopen at 5 p.m. and will resume regular operations. The facility can be accessed by bike or foot on the Valley Trail until 5 p.m., when Highway 99 access reopens.
Whistler Waste Transfer Station closure on Sunday, July 28
The Whistler Waste Transfer Station will be closed all Sunday, July 28.
The Finish Line
The finish line will be an exciting and inspiring place to be during the Subaru IRONMAN Canada competition. The run is the final leg of the triathlon competition. Spectators are encouraged to come out and support the athletes and take part in the celebration.
The finish line is located at Blackcomb Way near Whistler Olympic Plaza and the majority of finishers will cross the finish line in between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. The final finishers will cross the finish line at midnight, so expect Whistler Olympic Plaza to be alive with excitement while the final competitors complete this epic triathlon course. There will also be lots of event activity in Day Lot 4, along Blackcomb Way and at Whistler Olympic Plaza until midnight.
All medical emergencies will have priority over the event. In case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.