Half Marathons - 10K Races
Or Walk If You Like!
In Our Canadian Rockies - Challenge Yourself!
Have you ever done one?
Have you ever run a road race?
Have you ever thought about doing something you've never done before?
The half marathon is the fastest growing type of race as reported by Running USA.
An article by Universal Sports, an American Television Network says this distance (21.9 km or 13.1 miles) has gained great popularity in recent years.
Remember.... you'd be running and experiencing a World Heritage Site in the Banff National Park.
Challenge yourself to a 21.9K run or start off with something a little bit shorter - a 10K run. If you're truly a beginner then walk your first race! We all had to start somewhere....the key is starting!!!!
As soon as I decided that I'd learn to run, the rest just kinda fell into place. I found the Running Room. It was time to get into shape. John Stanton the founder of the Running Room has written some great books on learning to run and starting a great training program. He gives you the motivation you need to get you going.
Banff and area sponsor two terrific running races. What could be better than running or walking in the majestic Canadian Rockies. One event offers a 21.9K and a 10k run while the other offer a half marathon, a 10K run & walk plus 5K run & walk.
Both these events will cater to all ages and all levels of fitness. Are you a seasoned runner looking for some spectacular scenery and a unique running experience?
These running races will appeal to the novice or maybe even a beginner, beginner. These two road races are great fun. Get a couple of friends together.
Check out John Stantons' books on training and challenge yourself.
Make this a holiday for the whole family...there is so much to see and do here in Banff. Experience the great outdoors! Your kids will love it.
I've done both these races and the scenery is well worth the cost of registration. So you're registered for the race...why not stay for the weekend. Some of the Banff Hotels and the many quaint Bed and Breakfasts have specials for these running events if your reserve a room early!
Listed below are these two great running races and both are run in September so you got lots of time to plan for next year:
Melissa's Road Race runs the 3rd week in September. Click here to get more information.
Canmore Rocky Mountain Road Race is considered one of the most beautiful runs in Alberta. Click here to get all the details on this great running race in September.
Check out some great Banff Hotels in and around our Canadian Rockies
Need a vacation rental when running your half marathon?
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