Registration Open for Vancouver and Canadian Rocky Mountain Events

It is time to get motivated and set your sites on your 2020 goals. Three of Canada's best destination running events are just the way to do it! Spring in to action this May in Vancouver's incredible Stanley Park and Coal Harbour Seawall with the BlueShore Financial Mother's Day Run (registration opens today!). The award-winning Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K offers a stunning tour of Canada's first National Park this June. And one of Canada's classic and most-loved events, Melissa's Road Race, will again be hosting runners for a fun September weekend in Banff. Read below to see more information on each event and get out the door with a great fall run workout provided for you below!
Mother's Day Run

Registration Opens Today
Free Gift sent to first 200!

Super Early-Bird low prices for 1 week and a free training technical shirt for the first 200!
Start your Mother’s Day right with fitness and fun in spectacular Stanley Park! The BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run presented by The Westin Bayshore consists of beautiful 10k, 5k and 3k Run and Walk courses in Stanley Park and Coal Harbour on May 10 th . The event is for everyone whether you are an experienced runner or want to join us for a walk - you can participate for fun, family, fitness or for time. All participants will receive an amazing souvenir technical run shirt and a great race bag filled with goodies. Moms will also be greeted at the finish line with a beautiful commemorative scarf. The event includes a Finish Line Festival, kid's activities, prize giveaways and options for a delicious Mother's Day Brunch at The Westin Bayshore. 


Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

Registration for the event is now open and selling fast! Early low prices are in effect until this tier sells out - which will be soon - so take advantage and join us! This Award Winning event offers one of the planets’ most incredible and beautiful running experiences, all in Canada's first National Park. The number of entries are limited so an early sell-out is expected. The event also features many “Marathon Festival” weekend activities including the Health and Fitness Expo, Kids Run, Antique Car Show, Banff Park Museum and all of the beauty and activities that Banff National Park has to offer.

Check out the cool video for the Banff Marathon


Already 70% Sold! Early Registration Prices
Saturday Race!

The Tradition Continues. Melissa’s Road Race is one of Canada’s most historic and popular running events and takes place on September 26 th , 2020. Melissa’s features a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon on sensationally scenic routes in and around Banff National Park and routinely sells out. Since 1979, Melissa’s has been described as a colourful display of sport and fun in Banff National Park - famous for its entertainment along the course, contagious spirit, post-run party and long-sleeved commemorative running shirt featuring local art. Melissa’s has received multiple awards as Alberta’s Best Road Race and is a longstanding tradition in Banff.


Here is a great fall workout that will build your run fitness. You can do this outside on the trails and roads or indoors on a treadmill.

10-15min easy running.
Include 3-4 accelerations of 30 seconds to get your legs moving. Light stretch
Main Set: 
(2 min fast, 90s Recovery)
(1 min fast, 2min Recovery)
Repeat 3 times (total of 30 minutes)

The 2 minute sections are steady/strong running – 85-90% effort. The 1 minute sections are fast - 90-95% effort.
The recovery periods are easy running or brisk walk
Cool Down:
5-10min easy running

Have a great run!
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