Whistler Spirit Run 2014 – It’s a Wrap!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WHISTLER SPIRIT RUN – 7TH YEAR A HUGE SUCCESS

Cliff & Winter successfully defend 1st place titles

 

October 1, 2014 – Whistler, BC – The Whistler Spirit Run, presented by Rio Tinto Alcan, is pleased to announce that defending overall Spirit Run Champions, Rachel Cliff and Chris Winter were successful again and placed 1st in their respective races at the beautiful Whistler Olympic Park. Almost three thousand dollars in prize money, courtesy of SierraSil was distributed to the podium finishers in the 6km & 8km, Men’s and Women’s races.

Full results […]

By |October 1st, 2014|News|Comments Off on Whistler Spirit Run 2014 – It’s a Wrap!

Whistler Spirit Run Frank Reynolds Bursary Submission Deadline Extended to January 15, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 27, 2013

WHISTLER SPIRIT RUN FRANK REYNOLDS BURSARY SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2014

The Whistler Spirit Run, presented by Rio Tinto Alcan, is the realization of Frank Reynolds’ vision to provide a world-class running event in the beautiful backyard of British Columbia. Today, its goal is to foster healthy communities throughout the lower mainland and the sea-to-sky corridor by providing funds to British Columbia athletics through charitable donations and scholarship programs.

This award is administered by the Board of Directors of the Whistler Spirit Run and financed from […]

By |November 13th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Whistler Spirit Run Frank Reynolds Bursary Submission Deadline Extended to January 15, 2014

Promoting the Love of Running

BY STEVE MATTINA, SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Cross-country running is what I consider running in its raw form. The introduction to it is usually at a young age through our participation in school events. What’s unique is that the appeal is not on personal placement but more so on participation, or rather a team feel, since most times the weight rides more on the fifth or sixth placing runner rather than the top few because it’s a combined score that determines the winning team.

I was lucky in my school years because […]

By |August 30th, 2010|The Runners Blog|Comments Off on Promoting the Love of Running

Region Offers Inner Happiness in the Great Outdoors

Many in the community are adventurers who love an active lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty

By Kristin Seller, Special To The Vancouver Sun

Every Monday until the third Whistler Spirit Run takes place Sept. 25 and 26, read columns written by guest writers.

Many of Whistler’s residents are outdoor enthusiasts who came just for a visit, decided that wasn’t enough and then launched heart-first into a love affair with the Sea to Sky region.

With unique, breathtaking panoramas visible from trails, lakeside parks and village pathways, it’s impossible to ignore Whistler’s allure on the […]

By |August 24th, 2010|The Runners Blog|Comments Off on Region Offers Inner Happiness in the Great Outdoors

PI Financial Corp Renew Support For Whistler Spirit Run

VANCOUVER, BC – PI Financial Corp. (“PI”) announced today that it has renewed its support for the Whistler Spirit Run & Festival which will take place September 25 and 26 at Whistler Olympic Park. PI will again act as the presenting sponsor for this exciting event. Building upon the successful events in 2008 and 2009, the September events will consist of two days of running with races for all ages and abilities. Saturday will feature a cross-country festival designed for school and club teams as well as competitive runners. Sunday […]

By |August 16th, 2010|News|Comments Off on PI Financial Corp Renew Support For Whistler Spirit Run

Whistler Isn’t Just For Winter Activities

Spirit Run is the first non-winter sporting event to be held at Whistler Olympic Park

By Keith Bennet

Every Monday until the third Whistler Spirit Run takes place on Sept. 25 and 26, read columns written by guest writers from the world of sport.

As the sun rises just above the treetops in the Callaghan Valley, a flurry of activity begins. Dedicated volunteers move quickly to complete the setup for the third annual Whistler Spirit Run. Trails are being marked, tents are being erected and the finish line clock is being set.

This event […]

By |August 16th, 2010|The Runners Blog|Comments Off on Whistler Isn’t Just For Winter Activities

Range of Running Courses Keeps Sport Interesting

Vancouver area has a wealth of options

By Maurice Wilson, Special to the Vancouver Sun September 21, 2009

There are many types of cross-country runs, but what they all have in common is that they take advantage of the natural landscape to create an interesting and challenging race for runners of all abilities.

Traditional cross-country is run primarily on grass in parks or across open countryside, involving multiple laps of a relatively short distance. The multi-lap format makes such events spectator- and children-friendly.

Whether it is a big mud puddle, a stretch of sandy […]

By |September 23rd, 2009|The Runners Blog|Comments Off on Range of Running Courses Keeps Sport Interesting

Whistler Spirit Run Gets Exclusive Access to Olympic Park for Charity Running Event

Event organizers are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Whistler Spirit Run & Festival, a two-day cross country and trail running event in support of KidSport™ BC.  The September run, taking place on the 26th and 27th at Whistler Olympic Park, will host a competitive series of races on the Saturday for runners of all ages and a 10K trail running race on the Sunday.

With the Olympics in Vancouver quickly approaching, on September 1, 2009, access to the newly developed Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley will be closed […]

By |September 10th, 2009|News|Comments Off on Whistler Spirit Run Gets Exclusive Access to Olympic Park for Charity Running Event

PI Financial Renews It’s Commitment to the Whistler Spirit Run

PI Financial Corp. announced today that it has renewed its support for the Whistler Spirit Run & Festival which will take place September 26 & 27, 2009 at Whistler Olympic Park. PI Financial is the presenting sponsor for this exciting event. Building upon the successful inaugural event last year, the September run consists of two days of running with events for all ages and abilities.

According to Max Meier, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PI Financial Co, “Our firm is pleased to be supporting a charity running event that focuses […]

By |September 3rd, 2009|News|Comments Off on PI Financial Renews It’s Commitment to the Whistler Spirit Run

Food to Fuel a Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle Intelligent Food Choices and Regular Physical Exercise Will Help Runners – and Others – Achieve Peak Performance

By Diane Clement, Vancouver Sun August 31, 2009
Whether we’re elite athletes training to make an Olympic team or regular folks who exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle, we all need fuel to keep us going and be the best we can be.

Each day, our goal should be to find the right balance between food intake and physical performance. The key is to burn 600 calories every day through exercise. Here are some key points for achieving peak performance.

Avoid fast foods: They definitely are not “fuel foods” for optimum performance. Why? […]

By |August 31st, 2009|The Runners Blog|Comments Off on Food to Fuel a Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle Intelligent Food Choices and Regular Physical Exercise Will Help Runners – and Others – Achieve Peak Performance