Whistler GO Fest! Preview of Events
Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2014
The Great Outdoors Festival takes centre stage in Whistler over this May Long weekend and what an exciting debut event it looks to be! With arts, music, an adventure film series and mass participation events such as the Great Snow Earth Water Race, the AlpenGlow Fun Run and plenty of opportunities to demo different action sports, there will be something on offer for everyone! The full event schedule can be found on the GO Fest website which also includes all registration details for participants. Below, we've given you a run-down of events that the Adara Hotel staff are most looking forward to!
The Great Snow Earth Water Race - May 18th
One of the headline events of the Festival will be the long awaited return of the Great Snow Earth Water Race. The first ever Great Snow Earth Water Race was organised back in May 1975. What was once a Whistler tradition for 15 years, the race was put on hold in the 90's. Back with a renewed and invigorated spirit in 2014, the Great Snow Earth Race will kick off on Whistler Mountain where competitors will take part in a team relay style race with stages including ski/snowboard, downhill biking, running, canoeing and more! Registration and further details for the event can be found on the festival website.
WFF Adventure Film Series - May 16th - May 18th
The formula is simple. 3 days. 8 screenings. 20 films from 4 different countries. The series is comprised of a selection of the world's best independent outdoor, adventure films from extreme sport to activism through adventure. Themes include Surfing, Mountain Climbing, Ultra Marathon Running and Stand Up Paddling to name a few.
The AlpenGlow Fun Run - May 17th
Not your average walk in the park, the AlpenGlow Fun run is a mass participation race where competitors (we use the term loosely) run, walk or skip their way through the village during twilight whilst Whistler local DJ Foxy Moron provides the beats for the 7km length of the race. With plenty of cheer stations along the way, it's a great way to have some fun and meet some new friends.
Other festival events not to be missed:
- The Great Slush Cup
- Go Enduro mountain bike race
- The North Face Whistler Half Marathon Run Clinic
- GO SUP demo and trial session
- The GoPro GOShow
The Adara Hotel is proud to be an accommodation partner for the inaugural GO Festival. To book a room during the festival, please call the Adara Hotel directly on 1 866 502 3272 or search for room rates and availability from our website homepage.
What are you most looking forward to at the festival? Please let us know in the comments section below!