TRAFFIC IMPLICATIONS

The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K will take place on Sunday, June 19th 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 will begin on Bow Ave and complete a loop out past Vermilion Lakes, along the Legacy Trail (west), and up the Bow Valley Parkway to a designated turn-around point that loops back and finishes on Bear Street. The courses have been designed to have limited impacts on traffic in and around Banff.  Please use alternative routes as signed, or allow time for delays during these periods. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

ROAD CLOSURES AND POSSIBLE DELAYS

Date: Sunday, June 19th

Time: 6:30am – 3:30pm

FULL ROAD/TRAIL CLOSURES

Date: Sunday, June 19th

Time: 7:00am - 10:30am

  • Bow Ave from Buffalo St to Wolf St

  • Buffalo St from Bear St to Bow Ave

 

Time: 7:00am - 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

  • Caribou St from Bow Ave to Bear St

  • Bear St from Caribou St to Bear Street Parking Lot

*Access to Johnston Canyon from Castle Junction

 

LANE / TRAIL RESTRICTIONS

Date: Sunday, June 19th

 

Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

  • Legacy Trail Connector from Bow Ave to Vermilion Lakes Rd

  • Bow River Trail (north side) from Wolf St to Caribou St   

 

ACCESS TO BRIDGE / SOUTH SIDE OF RIVER

With the updated race route, no streets or trails will be affected on the south side of the bridge.  The runners will cross Lynx St (at Caribou St.) which could create some delays so it is recommended to access the bridge via roadways east of Banff Ave (ie. Beaver St, Muskrat St, Otter St).

 

CONTINGENCY 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). To see the Contingency Race Route click HERE

 

GET INVOLVED!

We invite all local residents to visit the free Health and Fitness Expo and free Kid’s Run on Saturday, June 18th (Kids Run is at 1:30pm) - Registration starts at 12pm). The 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 OR FOR MORE INFO - Please click HERE​​​​​​​​

BANFF MARATHON RACE ROUTE

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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.

To download the full "Community Traffic and Road Notice - 2022 Banff Marathon" document click HERE