Congratulations to all of the 2016 paricipants, and thank-you to all of the volunteers! A wet start to the day but we ended with the sun shining. The event sold out once again for all three distances. 2017 will be a special year - come celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday with us by running in it's first National Park!
Congratulations to all of the 2015 participants and volunteers. What a glorious day and the runners got to experience the Bow Valley Parkway!
The event sold out in the Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K; we are looking forward to another great event weekend in June 2016!
Congratulations on being a part of history for the first ever Banff Marathon & Half Marathon! What a day it was full of smiles and sunshine. We hope to see you again for the 2015 Banff Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K!
As many of you are aware, the inaugral Banff Marathon was set to take place Summer 2013 before the event was cancelled due to the extensive flooding in Southern Alberta.
- "Banff Marathon Cancelled Due to Alberta Flooding" Canadian Running - June 23, 2013
Bow River flooding part of the race course.
It was a great disappointment to all involved, but our crew decided to channel this moment and use it as inspiration to assist the community in relief efforts. Below is a small collection of our memories giving back all that we could to the community and the amazing relief workers:
We sent the race nutrition to:
- Town of Banff Emergency Services Centre
- Town of Canmore Emergency Operations Centre
Loading the emergency bus that travels to Canmore one time per hour.
Recognizing the emergency services with a gift of the official race shirt.
Unofficial run with some of the runners in Banff.