TRAFFIC IMPLICATIONS

The Banff Marathon takes place on Sunday, September 12th.

There will be some traffic interruptions during the event between 8:00am and 3:30pm.

Thank you for your patience and please allow yourself additional time to reach your destination.

Please read the 2021 Traffic Implication Notice HERE

ROAD CLOSURES AND POSSIBLE DELAYS

Date: Sunday, September 12th

Time: 6:30am – 3:30pm

 

The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K will take place on Sunday, September 12th and include runners of all abilities.  The focus of the event will be on community, Park stewardship and sustainability. The Banff Marathon is partnering with the YWCA Banff, where all fundraising efforts will be put towards valuable services in the community. Participants in the full and half marathon will begin and finish the course in Banff’s Central Park, completing a loop past Vermilion Lakes, along the Legacy Trail (west), and up the Bow Valley Parkway to a designated turn-around point. The 10K route will consist of 2 loops in the town, mostly utilizing the river trails. The courses have been designed to have very few impacts on the traffic around Banff.  Please use alternative routes as signed, or allow time for delays during these periods. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

 

FULL ROAD/TRAIL CLOSURES

Date: Sunday, September 12th

Time: 6:00am - 10:30am

  • Bow Ave from Buffalo St to Wolf St

  • Buffalo St from Bear St to Bow Ave

 

Time: 6:30am - 3:30pm

  • Bow Valley Parkway from Trans-Canada Highway (easterly access) to Johnston Canyon Campground*

  • Vermilion Lakes Road and Legacy Trail (west) from Lynx Street west to the Bow Valley Parkway

  • Banff Ave Bridge west sidewalk (starting at 8:00am)

*Access to Johnston Canyon from Castle Junction

 

LANE / TRAIL RESTRICTIONS

Date: Sunday, September 12th

Time: 6:00am - 10:30am

  • Single lane Traffic: Mount Norquay Road between Vermilion Lakes Rd and Lynx Street

  • Single Lane Alternating Traffic: Sundance Road (until 10:30am), Birch Drive (until 3:30pm)

  • Single Lane Closure (7:45am - 8:15am): Wolf Street (eastbound lane), Lynx and Bear Streets (southbound lane) from Wolf Street to Buffalo Street

 

Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm

  • Bow River Trails (north side) from Lynx Street to Muskrat Street (including Central Park)

  • Bow River Trails (south side) & Glen Ave from Bow Falls to Birch Ave (to Sundance Rd until 10:30am)

 

ALTERNATE RACE ROUTE

The Marathon organizers have also planned a contingency race route in the case of heavy wildlife activity – please also familiarize yourself with this route. This route would affect Muskrat Street (single lane traffic) and result in a closure of the Legacy Trail (from Banff to the eastern Park Gates).

 

GET INVOLVED!

We invite all local residents to visit the free Health and Fitness Expo and free BMO Kid’s Run on Saturday, September 11th (BMO Kids Run is at 1:30pm in Central Park - Registration starts at 12pm). The BMO Kids Run is free and there will be goodies and finisher’s medals for the kids! We also invite you to cheer on the racers on race day (the athletes love it!) or become a volunteer to help make this event a success – it is very inspiring!

 

TO VOLUNTEER Please email: volunteers@banffmarathon.com

BANFF MARATHON RACE ROUTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF POTENTIAL ROUTE CHANGE

 

In the event of a route change due to wildlife activity on the course, an alternate route has been planned that will affect businesses and residents along Buffalo, Muskrat, and Fox, Banff Ave and a full closure of the Legacy Trail (east) from Banff to the eastern Park Gates.

Please check for route updates and route changes HERE up to and including September 12th. Please note that changes could be made up until the morning of Sunday, September 12th.

 

Thank you in advance for working with us to make this a safe and enjoyable experience for local and visitors alike, and for helping to protect the wildlife in Banff National Park.

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