ARE WALKERS ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN MELISSA'S ROAD RACE?
Stopped traffic on the Banff Avenue bridge and Banff Avenue must be kept to a minimum and start to move as quickly as possible for both emergency and courtesy reasons. FOR THIS REASON, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE FIRST 2K-3K OF EACH RACE MOVES ALONG AT A STEADY PACE and clears Cave Avenue, the Banff Avenue bridge and Banff Avenue in a quick and timely manner.
CAN I MAKE NAME CHANGES AND DISTANCE CHANGES TO MY REGISTRATION?
Because the race has not yet sold out this year, we are more than happy to accept new registrations for both the 5K and the 10K events. For previously registered participants who wish to change the race they are entered in, we are more than happy to make this change only. Starting August 1, 2015, we will have the system in place for racers wishing to change races. Details will be posted here."
Note: There will be NO CHANGES allowed on Race Day.
I GET ANOTHER BIB TAG ON RACE DAY IF I FORGET MINE AT HOME?
There will be no replacements made on race morning. No Bib Tag =
MELISSA'S ROAD RACE A FUNDRAISING EVENT?
Melissa's Road Race does not solicit sponsorship dollars.
is the mandate of our event, to provide for our participants, the
very best, hospitality driven, running event in Canada. To that
end, Melissa's provides and pays for all the rental items, entertainment,
food and beverages, as well as insurance, licenses, t-shirts and
Road Race is not a fundraising event but has chosen over the years
to donate any profits generated from our road race, back into the
the ninth year in a row, Melissa's Road Race will be donating
to the Daycare Society of Banff, the Banff Community Foundation, the Banff Rugby Club and the Banff High School's Green Team and Music Program. This will bring our contributions
back to the community to $101,000.00 to date. We are proud to be
a supporting partner to our hometown and our vibrant community.
IS THERE A CAP ON THE NUMBER OF RUNNERS?
Because of quotas imposed
by Parks Canada and The Town of Banff. Melissa's Road Race's total
cap is 4,500 participants.
THERE A WAITING LIST I CAN SIGN UP FOR?
There is no waiting list because we accept 10% more entries than
the quota, to address the no-show factor.
I NEED A PARK PASS?
National Park Pass
IF I SEE WILDLIFE ON THE COURSE?
Special Notice: There
is a possibility of wildlife encounters along the race courses -
if wildlife (bear, elk, cougar, wolf, coyote, deer) is sighted along
either the 5Km or the 10Km course, the location of the sighting
will be communicated immediately to the RMO. If the race has commenced
and the lead vehicle at the head of the race slows, you MUST
slow down and stop if required, behind the lead vehicle. DO
NOT pass the lead vehicle. In the case of a wildlife situation,
the race start may be delayed, or stopped by course marshals, Park
Wardens, or RCMP and/or an alternate route will be implemented.
ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK?
National Park Visitor Activities
Canada - Important Bulletins
CAN I GET TO THE RACE WITHOUT TAKING MY CAR?
Town of Banff Bus
Routes and Parking
be aware that the
Parks Canada Administration Building Grounds
and the Cascade Gardens, is not available for parking.
Melissa's Restaurant and Road Race are hiring 2 extra buses to make
special runs to Central Park. The buses will run from The Voyageur
Inn along Banff Ave. Anyone can ride the "Runners'
Courtesy Bus", just
realize that it will only be going as far as Central Park, and then
returning along Banff Ave. to pick up more runners.
Melissa's Runners Express Bus is free. However, if you choose to
make a donation, the money will go to the Banff Daycare Society.
All runners are encouraged to leave their cars downtown; THERE
IS NO PARKING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE!