The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K will offer 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 will flow through a series of incredible natural, wildlife, and historical stages as they pass by the serene Vermilion Lakes and journey along the stunning Bow Valley Parkway.  The return trek will travel alongside the Bow River and over Banff’s famous bridges finishing to cheering crowds in Banff’s downtown Central Park.  Each stage is a different chapter of the Valley’s story and is represented by an icon that is relevant to the area and its significance – the “Bow Valley Experience”.