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The Core and trainer John Blok are hosting a series of running clinics starting Tuesday, June 14 and continuing through the summer, with the proceeds going towards the Sears Great Canadian Run - The Relay to End Kids Caner. The runs take place at 7:30 a.m. and will last an hour. Each run will be different, like runs to mid-station on Whistler, trail intervals, pace line running and barefoot running on grass. Participation is by donation, meeting at The Core at 7:15 a.m. Parking is free in the parking lot until 10 a.m.

 

Whistler soccer team in the running for BMO award

The Whistler F.C. is looking for the support of its community in winning the BMO Soccer Team of the Week contest.

The promotion, run by Bank of Montreal, lets parents and coaches nominate teams between U8 and U13 categories on the basis of team spirit, passion for the game, community involvement and team pride. For 15 weeks, BMO will pick a winner, which will receive team track suits, $500 for team costs and $500 more to donate to a team's charity. The 15 finalists also have an opportunity to win $125,000 in soccer improvements for their community fields and facilities.

Coaches Andrew Ellott and Mike Tomcheck nominated their U12 girls team, which won the North Shore Community Cup in 2010 despite coming to the eight-on-eight tournament with just nine players . The team plays practices indoors in between seasons and makes the most of short spring and fall seasons to train outdoors.

To cast a vote in support of the team, visit http://community.bmo.com/soccer/ and look for the Team of the Week link. Once there, enter "Whistler" into the Team Finder window to support Whistler F.C.

 

WB announces team programs

This week the Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced the introduction of a new program to support riders with pro and World Cup aspirations, called the Whistler Mountain Bike Race Team. The team will be comprised of local riders looking to progress to the next level and dominate in regional and downhill and all-mountain events.

As well, the bike park is launching a new Whistler Mountain Bike Park Ambassador Program, which provides elite athletes that are already competing at the highest levels of the UCI tour with support while they represent the bike park to the world.

More details on these programs will be available in the coming weeks.

 

Sea to Sky athletes head to Oliver Half

Several local athletes made the trip to Oliver this past weekend for the annual Oliver Half Iron event - a 2-km swim, a 93-km cycle and a 21.1-km run.