Melissas Road Race
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Melissas Road Race
Melissas Road Race

It's been a favorite of runners for over 30 years.

They come for all over Canada including the North West Territories and the United States!

Imagine the back drop of those beautiful Canadian Rockies as you breath in that fresh mountain air. See the fall colors change. It doesn't get much better than that!

The Melissa Road Race was a top 10 finalist in Alberta's Best Road Race in 2010. This running race is held on the 3rd Saturday in September every year. It's become so popular that the half marathon usually sells out by end February each year.

So if you're considering this race some planning is needed. They cap the number of runners at 1500 due to restrictions of Parks Canada and the Town of Banff.

What or who is Melissas? Well Melissas is a historic restaurant located in downtown Banff. It's a unique landmark that's locally owned and operated. It's very popular with locals and visitors alike.

Construction was completed in 1928. From the outside it still has the original design of a stucco Tudor exterior and I love the interior with it's rustic log/chalet type atmosphere. We often make the one and a half hour trek from Calgary just for their breakfast!!! The prices are reasonable with good service and a home cooked taste.

Melissas Road Race offers the 22km half marathon plus the 10k running race, for those who think that distance is just about enough.

Melissas Road Race

It's such a fun time up there. On the Friday night before the race, Melissas Restaurant offers a pasta dinner for the participants in the race. You can also turn in your race number after the race for a "free Beer"...yes I did say "free beer". Nothing is free anymore. There's a great post-race party as well.

I do love the T-shirts you get for participating in Melissas Road Race. It's a 100% cotton long sleeved shirt with new original artwork every year. The artwork is fabulous!!!!

Remember.... this race is taking place in a World Heritage Site being Banff National Park. Your first run in a World Heritage Site....sounds good! All vehicles entering Banff National Park must have a valid Banff National Park Pass - available at any Park entrance.

Click here to register for this fun race!

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