Sunday, June 19, 2016
Registration for the 2016 event is now open!
The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K is one of the planet's most incredible and beautiful running experiences, all in Canada's first National Park. Starting in the picturesque village of Banff, participants travel through a series of incredible natural, wildlife, and historical stages as they pass by the serene Vermilion Lakes and journey along the Bow Valley Parkway surrounded by stunning mountain vistas - fully closed to traffic. Although the run takes place in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, the course is not too grueling with a slightly rolling and relatively flat terrain. The return trek travels alongside the Bow River and over Banff's famous bridges finishing to cheering crowds in Banff's downtown Central Park.
This is your chance to run in the only marathon in North America that is fully contained within the boundaries of a National Park, Canada's very first National Park. The maximum number of participants is limited to 1500 due to the uniqueness of the setting as a protected area and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Banff Marathon is also an event you can feel proud to be part of. Donations are contributed to the Bow Valley community every year from the event. In 2015, the Banff YWCA was given $5000 on behalf of the marathon to support programming that fights against domestic violence. $2000 was also donated to the Rotary Club of Canmore to go towards the organization's further sponsorship of Canadian Rockies Regional Science Fair.
To register, for more information and to read up on all the amazing sustainability initiatives put forth by the Marathon team, visit www.BanffMarathon.com
*Schedule subject to change without notice