Get To Know Your Running Clubs - We Run Whistler
In this edition of Get To Know Your Running Clubs we spoke with the Lou Stevens about We Run Whistler, a brand new run crew based out of ..... Whistler BC! Bet you didn't see that location coming....
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?
We're brand-spanking new, the group started up at the end of May 2017! We're headed up by Kristian Manietta (local triathlete coach/multi-time Ironman/ultrarunner) and really came about because where there have been run groups around for quite a while there's no real stickiness or cohesiveness, they all come and go. We're trying to have something that is community-based and is consistent. There will be people running week in, week out no matter what. Rain, shine, snow — whatever we get in Whistler!
Tell us a bit about your members! What level of runners do you cater to?
All levels of runners are welcome to join us. What matters is just showing up. If you're a brand new runner and just starting out or someone just training for your first 100-mile ultramarathon in the mountains, we can cover everything. We're all abut having fun and getting a good workout.
Where/when do you usually meet/run?
We run all over Whistler with our meeting points changing weekly, but we often leave from Forlise (beside Surefoot/lululemon) in Whistler Village.
Check out our Facebook page for the most up to date group info; https://www.facebook.com/groups/werunwhistler/
Any cost to be a member/join?
It's free to run with us! You can purchase a lululemon shirt and get a training plan for specific races we are targeting this year (WAM and Valley to Peak).
Is your group affiliated with any events?
We're not affiliated with any events but we do offer training plans with a few specific races in mind.
Any cool routes/ favourite areas to run in your city that you would like to recommend to other runners?
Lost Lake offers an amazing trail network that you can happily get lost in for hours without being too far from civilization or a way out!
Do you have any favorite local races? Outside of anything that you’re affiliated with of course :)
Comfortably Numb, Brandywine Boogie and of course the two we are training for, WAM (Whistler Alpine Meadows) and Valley to Peak!
Anything else that we should know?
Don't be intimidated by running crews, we're all here to meet other runners and have a good time! Remember that everyone was a beginner once. At one stage, a 5K race might have seemed impossible, but you put one foot in front of the other, you show up and the next thing you know, you're running a marathon!
Want to learn more?
Want to connect with We Run Whistler, or just learn a bit more about them? Check out their information below:
Looking for runs around Vancouver and Whistler?
You can find a full list of runs and races happening around the lower mainland, including Vancouver and Whistler at www.runguides.com/vancouver/runs