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October Events: Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra, Writers Festival, & More

Whistler has tons of fun annual events and activities that happen in October. Challenge yourself physically and mentally at the Whistler 50 Relay. Discover your new favourite fungus at Whistler Mushroom Festival. Meet your new favourite author at the Whistler Writers Festival. It’s all possible in Whistler this October.

Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra

Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra

There’s still time to get in a little running done before the snow falls! With early signs of winter already on its way in beautiful Britsih Columbia, the Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra will probably be your last race of 2018. The annual event is held on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 in Whistler.

The race itself is a daunting 80 km run centred around Whistler Village and the Valley Trail system. Relay teams of 8, 4, or 2 members may sign-up to participate as well as solo ultra-marathoners. Join fellow competitors for a pre-race social, then share stories at the post-race party.

No matter if you’re running, volunteering, or spectating – there’s tons of fun to be had in Whistler before and after the relay. Sign-up your team for the Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra today by visiting the BC Athletics site.

Whistler Writers Festival October

Whistler Writers Festival

Fancy yourself a bit of a bookworm? Stop by one of the many great events happening during the Whistler Writers Festival. From October 11th to 14th, you can celebrate the written word in Whistler with development workshops, spoken word events, panel discussions, and more.

Whistler Writers Festival brings an all-star lineup of guests, authors, and storytellers. All levels of writers can gain insight and further their knowledge of the craft. Visit the official Whistler Writers Festival website for more information on the event!

Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival

Drop by Myrtle Philip School for the 16th annual ‘Fungus Among Us’ Mushroom Festival. Presented by the Whistler Naturalists, this two-day event includes presentations, guided forest walks, gourmet wild mushroom tasting, and a mushroom display.

The festival runs on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th with different activities throughout the day. You can learn more about the Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival by visiting the Whistler Naturalists website.

Photo Credits: Whistler Tourism / Mike Crane