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Rubble Creek Classic 2023

Rubble Creek Classic 2023

RACE SOLD OUT - Thank you Everyone!! 

Welcome to the Rubble Creek Classic. Originating in 1983, this year marks the 40th anniversary that this yearly tradition first began. In the early days, sea to sky locals would gather together on the last Sunday of September to run this beautiful route and celebrate the end of summer.

In the early 2000's Escape Route began hosting the event, maintaining the grass routes vibes and keeping the run self supported. However, 2014 was the last year the event took place after snow fall prevented the Classic from going ahead.

For 2023, we hope to bring back the Classic! The route is spectacular! It crosses through one of the most scenic and well visited parks in BC, Garibaldi Park. The stunning route begins by taking runners up the many switchbacks on the Cheakmaus Lake trail, after, runners will go through the idyllic, flower filled meadows of Taylor Creek, past the once volcanic Black Tusk and down to the glistening shores of Garibaldi Lake.

With it's spectacular views and rich history, it's one not to be missed!



Date: Sun, Sept 24, 23

Distance: 25km

Ascent: 1080m

Descent: 1353m

Price: $50 - all profits will be donated to Squamish & Whistler Search & Rescue


Whats Included:

  • Official finish time
  • Celebratory Party and food
  • Prizes for top 3 Male, Female & last place 
  • Finish line ice cream from Double Decker Scoops
  • Rubble Creek Classic 14 week training plan from MOTUS Endurance for the first 20 sign ups.







Date: Sun, Sept 24, 2023
Location: Whistler, BC
Start Time: 7:15am soft start, race start 8:00am
Cutoff: 6 hour cut off
Start Line: Cheakamus Car Park
Finish Line: Rubble Creek Car park



Friday / Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm at the Escape Route, Whistler

Sunday: 6:30am at the start line (idealy sign in the day before)



There will be NO PARKING available at the start line at the Cheakamus car park, all participants must be dropped off and then collected at Rubble Creek. There will be parking available at the Rubble Creek Car park but it's not unlimited. Please try to car share as much as possible.



There will be no aid stations during this event, it is 100% self supported. There will be a sweep who clears the route, in case of emergencies.



  • Backpack / Running vest
  • Waterproof jacket
  • 1L of water
  • 400kcal
  • Emergency blanket 
  • Whistle

This may be subject to change closer to the event







What is the refund / drop out policy?

There is a no refund policy but you may transfer your entry to another runner


Are poles allowed?

Yes, poles are allowed


Can we leave bags at the start line?

No, there will be no transferring of bags from the start to the finish line


Can I park at the finish line?

Yes, there is parking available at Rubble Creek but it is limited. Please try to car share.


Can I leave my car at the start line?

No, BC parks has made it clear there is no parking at the cheakamus lake car park.


Do I need a day pass?

No, you do not need a day pass as a runner


What about if it snows/bad weather?

We will make a call closer to the time if the weather isn't cooperating.

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