Can I walk the Half Marathon Event?
Walking is permitted for the Half Marathon however there is a cut-off time of 3 hours and 30 minutes so you should be sure that you can make this time (see time limit policy below). This would mean a brisk walking pace without stopping. We have this policy because we have to re-open roads and trails as per our permit with Town of Banff and Parks Canada, and to be fair to the volunteers that are out there for the day. If you feel you may not be able to meet the time limit, you could also consider the 10K course which will have more flexibility with the time limit.
Are there time limits on course?
The participant must make sufficient progress on the course that will allow them to complete the Event in line with timelines set by the Event Organizers. The Half Marathon event has a course time limit of 3 hours and 30 minutes. There will be certain cut-off times along the course based on this time at which time the course will re-open to vehicular traffic and participants may be asked to cease their participation in the Event. Participants must maintain a minimum 16-minute per mile pace (approximately) and complete the half marathon distance-start line to finish line-within the event time requirement. There is no official Walking division in the Event however walking is permitted provided the participant is on the pace to achieve the course time limit. Those who finish outside of the time limit will not be recorded as official finishers and may not receive full on-course support from Aid Stations and traffic personnel.