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June 17, 2018
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Central Park
Buffalo Street & Banff Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1A1

Banff Marathon
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Banff Marathon

Sunday, June 17

The Banff Marathon returns to the mountains on June 17. It offers a marathon, half marathon and 10K with participants starting and finishing in Banff's Central Park.

Road and Trail Closures

Date: Sunday, June 17
Time: 6 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Bow Ave from Buffalo St to Wolf St
  • Buffalo St from Bear St to Bow Ave

Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Bow Valley Parkway from Trans-Canada Highway (easterly access) to Johnston Canyon Campground*
  • Vermilion Lakes Road and Legacy Trail (west) from Lynx Street west to the Bow Valley Parkway
  • Bow River Trails (north side) from Lynx Street to Muskrat Street (including Central Park)
  • Bow River Trails (south side) & Glen Ave from Bow Falls to Birch Ave (to Sundance Rd until 10:30am)
  • Banff Ave Bridge west sidewalk
*Access to Johnston Canyon from Castle Junction

Lane Restrictions

Date: Sunday, June 17
Time: 6 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Single lane Traffic: Mount Norquay Road between Vermilion Lakes Rd and Lynx Street
  • Single Lane Alternating Traffic: Sundance Road (until 10:30am), Birch Drive (until 3:30pm)
  • Single Lane Closure (7:45am - 8:15am): Wolf Street (eastbound lane), Lynx and Bear Streets (southbound lane) from Wolf Street to Buffalo Street

Alternate Race Route
The Marathon organizers have also planned a contingency race route in the case of heavy wildlife activity – please also familiarize yourself with this route. This route would affect Muskrat Street (single lane traffic) and result in a closure of the Legacy Trail (from Banff to the eastern Park Gates).