On Your Mark, Get Set, Go

  • May 31, 2024

With spring in the air, that means its time to gear up for the annual Banff Marathon.  Happening Sunday June 16, 2024 and as always there is the full marathon for the die hard runners, a half marathon and a more modest but equally exciting 10km run.


This is a very big event in Banff as it draws a lot of participants, volunteers and spectators.  The big race starts at 9am at Bow Avenue, near Caribou Street, which has the racers running alongside the Bow River.  Fast forward a couple of hours and the runners will be back in town ending the race a block down the street from the starting line at Central Park.  A map of route can be viewed here.


Known in the running circles as being a very memorable experience given the beautiful landscapes Banff has to offer.  From the rolling hills of the scenic Bow Valley Parkway, the picturesque Vermillion Lakes and natural Bow River runner’s love this annual event.  Runners are treated to nature, wildlife, and historical stages as they traverse the course.


Always in need of volunteers please visit the marathon website for more information.  Various events happen through the day such as the free kids run.


Whether you are participating in the marathon, volunteering, coming to support a family or friend running the big race the Charltons Banff is your best place to stay and enjoy the event.  Just a 15 minute walk to the start line you won’t miss a thing.



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