2021 ATHLETE UPDATES
July 21, 2021
US and International Participants Announcement from the Government of Canada
Great news for our US and International participants!
It was announced this week that American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the U.S. and who qualify as fully vaccinated travellers, will be able to enter Canada for discretionary travel starting August 9.
And, on September 7, 2021, provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favourable, the Government intends to open Canada's borders to international fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements.
We look forward to welcoming our international participants to the Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K.
Learn more HERE
Please check back for athlete updates closer to the event date.
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2020 Athlete Updates
July 15, 2020
Photos Contest Winners!
Thank you for all of your amazing photos! We received nearly 1200 photos of you completing your Virtual Banff Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K. Everyone who submitted a photo was entered in the draw.
You can check out all of the photos on Instagram (#banffmarathon tag) or click here: #banffmarathon
Please see below for all of the winners...
Rocky Mountain Escape Weekend
Winner: Colleen Stasiuk
From: Banff Lodging Co.
Two nights accommodation at the Moose Hotel & Suites in a One Bedroom Suite for two
$75.00 meal credit at Pacini Italian Restaurant
Banff Trail Riders 1 hr. Bow River Horseback Ride for two
Chinook White Water Rafting on the Kananaskis River for two
Mt. Norquay Chair Lift Ride for two
Mt. Norquay Via Ferrata – Explorer Route for two
Northern Lights Trip to the Yukon
Winner: Kelli Becker
From: Air North
An amazing adventure for 2 to the Yukon. Kelli's trip includes round-trip airfare*, 2 nights of hotel accommodation and a night of aurora viewing thanks to our friends at Air North, Yukon’s Airline; Northern Vision Development and Northern Tales Travel Services. As the bright sun gives way to dark starry skies, the stage is set for a show you’ll never forget.
Photo Credit: Neil Zeller
*Airfare from Air North Western Canadian Hub City
VIP Run Weekend in Banff at Melissa’s
Winner: Jenn Thibeault
From: Melissa's Road Race
It will be an amazing weekend at the legendary Melissa's Park Road Race in Banff National Park!
Jenn receives a Two-night stay in Banff, Dinner for two, and 2 VIP Race Entries into any distance of the 2021 Melissa’s Road Race (September 25th).
Parks Canada Water Bottle and Buff
Winner: Kerry Belcher
From: Parks Canada
Great souvenirs from Parks Canada. Canada's National parks are a country-wide system of representative natural areas of Canadian significance. Kerry receives a commemorative Parks Canada water bottle and Buff Head/Neckband.
“Head to Toe” Fitness Apparel Package
Winner: Yoshiaki Nagaoka
From: Impact Magazine
A great fitness apparel package that will have Yoshiaki covered from head to toe including running shoes!
Lindt Chocolate Gift Package
Winner: Chloe Kestle
From: Vancouver BlueShore Mother's Day Run
A delicious assortment of Lindt chocolate creations for your post race recovery!
Pinnacle Fitness Package
Winner: Marisa Socorro Dias Durães
From: Pinnacle Fitness
A Pinnacle Fitness Run Gear Package including a Headsweats Running Visor, Hybrid Custom Number Belt, Custom Pinnacle Fitness Trucker Hat and a technical running shirt.
Banff Marathon Souvenir Package
Winner: Nancy Luyckfassel
From: Banff Marathon Organizing Committee
Banff Marathon Souvenir Package: Includes Trucker Hat, Visor, Headsweats Run Toque, Gloves, Luggage Tags, Sport Pack and Sunglasses.