Pinnacle Fitness offers endurance sporting events that provide a world-class experience for the participant, sponsor, volunteer, and spectator – all in a race venue carefully selected to showcase the stunning beauty of the area. The events are designed so that participants of all abilities can be part of a great experience and feel the rush that achieving a goal can give. At Pinnacle Fitness, our events also place a priority on positive benefits for the community, stewardship of the area and world-leading sustainability programs. Pinnacle Fitness has a rich history of establishing major endurance events including the Subaru Western Triathlon Series, National Championships, ITU races, Pan Am and Commonwealth Games Qualifiers.
We are excited to offer the following events:
10K / Half Marathon / Full Marathon / BMO Kids Run
The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K offers one of the planets’ most incredible and beautiful running experiences, all in Canada's first National Park. Starting in the picturesque mountain village of Banff, participants will flow through a series of incredible natural, wildlife, and historical stages as they pass by the serene Vermilion Lakes and journey along the stunning Bow Valley Parkway. The return trek will travel alongside the Bow River and over Banff’s famous bridges finishing to cheering crowds in Banff’s downtown Central Park.
The Banff Marathon event also offers many “Marathon Festival” weekend activities including the Health and Fitness Expo, Free Local Kids Run on Saturday, Touring Tin Antique Car Show, Banff Park Museum and, of course, all of the beauty and activities that Banff National Park has to offer. Many of the participants and their families make time for hiking, the gondola, hot springs, wildlife watching, cycling, shopping, boat tours and more in beautiful Banff! The event is pleased to have the Banff YWCA as the official Charity.
HALF / Sprint / Relays / Aqua Bike
The Victoria Half is one of Canada’s most classic and beautiful triathlon events. For over 25 years, athletes have been making the trek to picturesque Vancouver Island for this incredible west coast race experience. The course features a calm one-loop lake swim at Elk Lake followed by a ride through the scenic Saanich Peninsula and a 2-loop run on the flat soft lake trails of Elk and Beaver Lakes. The event has a rich tradition attracting the world’s best triathletes along with many first-timers while also serving as National Championships, Qualifiers and Ironman 70.3. The event is also famous for its commemorative “hoodie” that the participants proudly sport from year to year. The event is pleased to have Victoria Youth Triathlon Development as the event Charity.
5K / 10K / HALF MARATHON
Melissa’s Road Race is one of Alberta’s most historic and popular running events. Melissa’s features sensationally scenic routes in and around beautiful Banff National Park. The event is a staple in the community and raises funds for many local charities and youth sporting groups. The event features a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon and has been described as a colourful display of sport and fun in Banff National Park. Melissa’s is also famous for its entertainment along the course, contagious spirit, 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. The event is pleased to have the Daycare Society of Banff as the official Charity.