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For a second year, Red Bull 5000 Down hits Whistler Blackcomb with a mass start downhill mountain bike race. On September 11th and 12th, mountain bikers will gather at the peak of Whistler Mountain, at Whistler Blackcomb Resort in British Columbia and will descend more than 2,182 metres and a vertical of 1,530 metres in order to cross the finish line in the Whistler Village.
Categories are open to both men and women 17-years-old and over. Each racer will have to qualify on Saturday, September 11th for a spot in the race on Sunday, September 12. Out of the 400 qualified athletes, the fastest 250 will move on to the race on Sunday.
Whistler’s own Katrina Strand took the women’s title last year with a staggering time of 25:04.67. If you’re not racing, head to Whistler to support the girls ripping up the trails in the 5000 Down!
For more event information, visitÂ http://www.redbull.ca/cs/Satellite/en_CA/Event/Red-Bull-5000-Down-021242873481690