One of the world's most beautiful and unique destinations has been given the opportunity to host the most famous running event, the marathon. The Banff Marathon will offer runners of all abilities the chance to participate in this truly special event. 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. It is the running adventure of a lifetime. The scenery is breathtaking and you will experience many different interpretive geographical, wilderness and historical stages on your trek. Run by the stunning mountain vistas known to Banff National Park, Moose Meadows, the new Legacy Trail, and serene Vermillion Lakes - just to name a few. Interpretive stations at each of these stages will be set up along the way at the aid stations if you want to learn more about your journey.
Registration will open on December 1st. The event is very exclusive with only 1500 entries available so don’t miss out on this amazing experience. Mark your calendars and be part of the first Banff Marathon and Half Marathon!
This will be the 4th Annual Rogers Insurance Run for L’Arche and we are already working hard to make this year’s race the best yet!
All race proceeds from the 2014 Run for L’Arche will go to support the L'Arche Calgary's homes and programs for people with developmental disabilities. Established in 1973, L'Arche Calgary currently supports 28 people with developmental disabilities. L'Arche is an international federation of 137 L’Arche communities in 40 countries, founded by 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Jean Vanier in 1964.
Sign up will open up early spring, 2013 and YES with the exception of the 50k, this race will continue to be FREE of charge thanks to some amazing sponsorship. Please continue to support these local businesses as they have continued to support our running community.