September 12th, 2021
THE RUNNING ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
Imagine yourself on a journey that flows from Banff Central Park, runs past Vermilion Lakes, up the Bow Valley Parkway and loops to finish in beautiful downtown Banff. The scenery is breathtaking and you will experience many different interpretive, geographical, wilderness and historical stages on your trek. 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 MOST BEAUTIFUL RUN ON THE PLANET
The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K offers one of the planets’ most incredible and beautiful running experiences, all in Canada's first National Park. Starting in the picturesque mountain 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.
The Banff Marathon event not only offers the running events, but also many “Marathon Festival” weekend activities including:
- Free BMO Kids Run
- Free Clinics and renowned Speakers
- Touring Tin Antique Car Show
- Banff Park Museum Admission
- All of the beauty and activities that Banff National Park has to offer. Many of the participants and their families make time for hiking, the gondola, hot springs, wildlife watching, cycling, shopping, boat tours and more in beautiful Banff!