Now that we are well within 2 weeks of race day, signs of race weekend approaching are really starting to show up around town! Our traffic manager, Mark, and his team have been hard at work placing traffic advisory signs along the race route – just a part of what is done to make for a safe race route.
But behind the scenes, our race operations crew has been working long and hard hours to bring together all the pieces that are needed to put on a great race. Just a few of the details we have been working on are:
- Race day entertainment (be sure to take part in our massive djembe drum lesson with the Drum Cafe!)
- Finish line food (literally hundreds of bananas, bagels, litres of water and Powerade and so much more has been ordered)
- Recruitment of over 100 volunteers for race weekend
- Purchase and rental of the more than 1,200 traffic cones that are required on the race route
- Start and finish line set up and tear down
- Package pick up and partner showcase details, for all 1,100 athletes (including Little Rippers)
- Course certification of distance (a pretty detailed process no doubt)
- Finishers awards
- Awards ceremony details
- Course distance and directional signage
- and much much more
We are a dedicated crew, dedicated to putting on a wonderful event for each of you, whether you are an athlete, spectator, community member or partner. With thousands of man hours going into putting this race on each year, we are excited to put the finishing touches on this year’s edition of The North Face Whistler Half Marathon – and hope you enjoy it as much as we have putting it all together.
The Race Operations Crew