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MELISSA'S PARK ROAD RACE

Melissa’s Park Road Race will take place on September 25th, 2021 in beautiful Banff National Park.  This is an invite to everyone that has ever participated as well as anyone who has been wanting to experience this special race. 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. 

PHOTOS, ART AND AWARDS

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COMMEMORATIVE ART HISTORY - Coming Soon
 
 

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AN EXPERIENCE

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BANFF NATIONAL PARK

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RACE HISTORY

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COME EXPERIENCE SOME "FUN IN THE ROCKIES"!

Melissa’s 2021 Features Include:
- Live Music before the race, on course, and after your run!
- Amazing Cheer Stations along the route
- Run over the “Happy Bridge” with Crazy Larry
- Post Race Festival and Beer Gardens
- Famous Long Sleeved Shirts
- Choose from 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Courses
- Post Race Party - valuable prizes and live entertainment
- Everything else that Beautiful Banff has to offer

Take part in Melissa’s Park Road Race with family and friends and be part of this long-standing tradition. Melissa’s is a routine sell out, so register now to avoid disappointment – see you there!

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Official Lodging
HISTORIC HOTEL IN THE HEART OF TOWN

A hub for visitors and locals alike. Here, art blends with story-telling. And that blends with style. It's truly unique.

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Presenting Sponsor
PARK DISTILLERY RESTAURANT AND BAR

Campfires are the original restaurant. Wood-fired. Spit-roasted. Smokey-savoury. Locally sourced campfire-inspired cooking & small-batch spirits distilled in-house.

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LOCAL BREWERY
CRAFTING RELATIONSHIPS ONE BEER AT AT TIME

The Banff Ave Brewing Co was founded in 2010 and is proudly Banff’s only brewpub.  Superior hand crafted beer, food with attitude, and fun customer service!

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NESTERS MARKET
WHERE THE LOCALS SHOP

Providing the post-run nutrition to all of the athletes. Fueling the amazing volunteers through the weekend.

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HORSEBACK RIDING
EXTRAORDINARY HORSEBACK RIDING ADVENTURES

No matter what type of western-style adventure you’re looking for, Banff Trail Riders will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Banff National Park. 

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