EVENT INFO

Race Date: Saturday June 8, 2024

Race Distance: 25k and 50k

Race Start:

7am for 50k racers

8am for 25k racers

Start Location: 

Both races start at Wedge, just 13kms north of Whistler Village. 

Heading north on Hwy 99 towards Pemberton, turn right at the railway crossing at Wedge. You must cross the BC Rail train tracks to access the road. Please use caution as this is an uncontrolled railway crossing.

Finish Location: 

Both races finish at Spruce Grove Park in Whistler. There is ample free parking at Spruce Grove Park for both racers and spectators.

PACKAGE PICKUP

  • Friday, June 7th 5pm – 8pm TBC

    •  You will need to be there in person with your photo ID to pick up your race package. No exceptions.

  • Saturday, June 8: At the start line, 6am – 7:45am

  • PHOTO ID MUST BE SHOWN TO PICKUP YOUR RACER PACKAGE. BIBS CANNOT BE PICKED UP BY ANYONE BUT THE REGISTERED RUNNER. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you can’t pick up Friday evening, you can pick up race morning.

Important Information:

25km registration fees:

  • Early bird Dec 1- midnight Dec 7. $80
  • Dec 8-midnight Jan 1. $90
  • Jan 2- race closed $100


50km registration fees:

  • Early bird Dec 1-midnight Dec 7. $140
  • Dec 8- midnight Jan 1. $155
  • Jan 2- race closed $175

* does not include Race Roster fees and applicable taxes. Refund protection extra.  

Entry includes: 

  • Special 20th Anniversary Swag
  • Unique finishers medal
  • Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall for male & females and Overall Masters 
  • Post Race Food + Drinks 
  • Professional Medical Support Team
  • Shuttle Bus to race start

Opens Thursday the 1st of December @ 7am and closes June 6 @ Midnight or sold out.

See our race courses here

25km race – There is no cut off time, but this is a challenging course, so please come prepared. If you need to drop out you will still need to hike a fair way out! 

50km race – 11:30pm/4.5 hours @ 25km mark at Wedge aid station.

Drop outs must report to the closest aid station or to event staff. This is really important so we don’t start looking for you! 

10 minutes before each race start time.

Shuttle buses will be departing from Spruce Grove Park at 6:00am, and run loops with the last shuttle bus leaving at 7:30am.

For logistical reasons we need ALL racers to;

1. Go to our RCN shop and then choose either the 25K or 50K bus option.

You’ll need to put in your race confirmation and last name to confirm registration. You’ll then have a few options. 2. Choose the time you want to get the bus. Each bus is limited to 24 seats and takes ~ 12 minutes to get to the start.

or If you are getting dropped off, please choose that option (and see drop off details below) or if you are not racing choose that option.

Buses will be leaving at approximately 15 minute intervals from Spruce Grove. The ride to the start line takes approximately 12 mins.

Bus ticket is included in your entry fee this year. 

You can park at the race finish at Spruce Grove Park where the race day shuttle will be leaving from to get you to the race start. Spruce Grove Park is a 5min drive, or a 2km bicycle or walk from Olympic Plaza/Day Lot 4 in Whistler Village.

Parking is very limited at the start line and it’s a long way from where you finish! Park for free at the finish area making race day logistics that much easier!

There will be a tent at the start line to leave a bag. The bags won’t be monitored so please don’t leave any valuables. They will be transported to the finish line for you.

We will provide bag labels at package pick up. 

25km Race;

There will be 3 x aid stations.

#1 at the top of Jeff’s Trail @ 8km mark. Water only.

#2 near Wish You Were Here Trail approximately 15km mark. Water, electrolytes, fruit and gels/chews. Details to be confirmed.

Both of these aid stations are remote hike-in stations for our volunteers. Getting aid there is a mission! For that reason we recommend you consider these emergencies only, and carry what you need from the start.

#3 The last aid station, water only, and potentially unmanned. It will either be as you exit Comfortably Numb (foreplay descent) and go right onto Muffin Man, or it will be at the bottom of Muffin Man. TBC

The 50k Race;

There will be 5 x aid stations.

#1 at the first turnaround @ 12km. Water, electrolytes, fruit and gels/chews. Details to be confirmed.

#2 at Wedge where you started at 25kms. Water, electrolytes, fruit and gels/chews. Details to be confirmed. At this aid station you may access your drop bag and have crew support. This is the only point on course where you will access drop bags and crew. If you don’t have a support crew, our volunteers will be sure to help you. We recommend you leave this aid station fully loaded since the next 2 aid stations are remote and will have limited aid.

#3 at the top of Jeff’s Trail at approximately the 33km mark. Water only

#4 near Wish You Were Here Trail at approximately the 40km mark. Water, electrolytes, fruit and gels/chews. Details to be confirmed.

*These last two aid stations are remote hike-in stations for our volunteers. Getting aid there is a mission and options will be limited! For that reason we recommend you consider these emergencies only, and carry what you know you’ll need.

#5 The last aid station, water only, and potentially unmanned. It will either be as you exit Comfortably Numb (foreplay descent) and go right onto Muffin Man, or it will be at the bottom of Muffin Man. TBC

Aid stations are all cup less. So please bring your own or simply refill your water bottle.

You may have a drop bag for the 50km race, it will be accessible to you @ the 25km mark at Wedge. It will then be transported to the finish line.

There will be porta potties at the start line at Wedge.

For the 25k runners there is no other washroom until the finish line.

For the 50k runners there is the porta potty at the start line at Wedge which you will pass again at 25kms in. There is a toilet in the car park at the start of the Gord’s Garden trail (not far after you cross the railway tracks). And there is also one at the 12km aid station.

At this time nothing is mandatory to carry with you. Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so please come to Whistler prepared for anything! We could make some items essential for the 50k depending on the weather forecast. We will let you know prior to race day if any items such as a rain jacket becomes mandatory. 

Poles aren’t recommended for either the 25 or 50K, but are optional.

Please use low volume or one ear only. A lot of this trail is single track. You need to be aware of other runners wanting to pass, mountain bikers and wildlife! Whistler is home to bears and cougars. 

Spectators are not allowed on the bus to the start line, and there is limited parking at Wedge. For this reason most spectators skip the start of the race. There is plenty of parking at the finish line in Spruce Grove Park. The finish is a great spot to be since there will be music, a food truck and some games for kids to play. Dogs are allowed in the park on leash.

For those that want to get out on course, some options are; 

50k course- 

Please note you are not allowed to give your runner aid other than at the 25km mark (back at the start line). This is the only spot on the 50k course. 

-7/18km mark, at the Southern end of the Gord’s Garden Trailhead, if you are driving from Whistler, this is on the right immediately after the Railway crossing on Hwy 99. Take a right here, being extremely mindful of runners as you turn, as you’ll be crossing the runners path. There is a car park here. 

-12k mark, at the turnaround point of the out and back. From Hwy 99, take the turn at Green River MX, follow the FSR past the Pemberton Speedway, until you get to the entrance of the Gords Garden Trail. There is a small car park and the Aid Station will be here.

-25km mark, back at the start line. This is where runners will have drop bags and you can assist your runner. There will be parking spaces at this time on the FSR in the start area.

25k course (second half of 50k)

Spectator opportunities on this part of the course are either rare or for the adventurous! There is nowhere you can drive up to on course. Most spots if you get to see your runner you will likely miss them finish.

Please don’t ride on the Comfortably Numb trail to see your runner.

15k mark (35km) Hikers or Mtn bikers could go up the Green Lake Loop from Lost Lake,and then up the Wish You Were Here trail to see runners at the top. However this is a steep black diamond trail, not for everyone!

20k mark (45km) at the Fitzsimmons Creek Bridge, as runners come off Muffin Man to start Jellyroll Gumdrop. You could park on Mons Road and walk or ride along the Lost Lake Trail North to reach the bridge and see your runner there.

Dogs are not allowed to accompany runners on the course. Dogs on leash are allowed at race start and finish.

Yes please! We are always grateful and can’t host this race without them. Your supporters may be able to help out whilst waiting for you to finish! Please ask them to sign up here.

We will have a professional photographer. Photos will be free to download after the race for personal use. We endeavour to get photos of as many of you as possible.

25k race; 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Female. 1st Masters (50+) Male & Female.

50k race; 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Female. 1st Masters (50+) Male & Female.

*1st Place male and female will be gifted a complimentary entry into Run Comfy Numb 2025 & a Scandinave Spa Pass

** Also a $100 bonus if current course records are broken. 

Immediately after the race at Spruce Grove Park.

Will be live and once we have the link we will post on the results page. 

There will be some limited edition 20th anniversary items this year, made to order, and in limited quantities on race weekend. 
 
If you don’t pick up pre-ordered items on race weekend you’ll need to pay for postage or arrange to pick up in Whistler or Pemberton.
Due to sales being made to order, all sales are final.

During registration you’ll have the option to make a donation to WORCA. Run Comfy Numb Trail Race uses trails built and maintained by WORCA so please consider donating to  show your support for the trails and community we love. 

WORCA is Whistler’s mountain bike advocacy group, working with developers, governments and government agencies, utilities, crown corporations, private landowners, tenure holders, and other stakeholders to keep trails open to everybody — hikers, bikers, dog walkers, trail runners, everybody.

All donations, big or small are gratefully received.

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