Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4.5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.5
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
2.5
The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K offers one of the planets’ most incredible and beautiful running experiences. Starting in the picturesque mountain village of Banff, participants will flow through a series of incredible natural, wildlife, and historical stages as they pass by the serene Vermilion Lakes and journey along … MORE
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    RGarrett FIRST-TIMER '19

    This course is very beautiful, but challenging. The altitude is another aspect that difficult if you are not use to it. The hills are non stop rolling, false flats, and … MORE

    This course is very beautiful, but challenging. The altitude is another aspect that difficult if you are not use to it. The hills are non stop rolling, false flats, and short punchy climbs. The road is closed to traffic while in the park so it is very quite and scenic. There is a chance to see a bear and some runners did run with bear spray. The race starts very late at 9am for the marathon. So I found that to be difficult to plan nutrition. But all in all a tough but great race.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    1
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    M_Sohaskey Jun 20, 2019 at 4:31pm

    Nice! We were in Banff last year and, while I did do a training run with bear spray, I'm not sure I'd want to carry it around my waist for… MORE

    Nice! We were in Banff last year and, while I did do a training run with bear spray, I'm not sure I'd want to carry it around my waist for 26.2 miles. Well done conquering the hills and altitude Roni, and thanks for another thoughtful review! LESS

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    Sherri FIRST-TIMER '15

    This run is challenging as it's run in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The elevation may be tough for some but give I live nearby I train at this altitude. The … MORE

    This run is challenging as it’s run in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The elevation may be tough for some but give I live nearby I train at this altitude. The course is uphill until the turnaround then down back to the start. The old highway this race is run on is closed to all traffic in both directions so feels like you are running for the most part alone in the mountains. This race is green, and organizers & volunteers do a really great job of ensuring everyone adheres to this principle. Gorgeous to hang out for awards and prizes along the beautiful Bow River in downtown Banff. COuldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting for a race!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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