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, and Pan Am and Commonwealth Games Qualifiers. We are excited to offer the following events in 2019:
3K / 5K / 10K
Start Your Mother's Day Right!
The BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run presented by The Westin Bayshore consists of a 3k, 5k and 10k Run and Walk in beautiful Stanley Park and Coal Harbour - but that is just the start of the experience! All participants will receive an amazing souvenir technical running shirt and an incredible gift bag filled with goodies. Moms will also be greeted at the finish line with a beautiful commemorative scarf. If that wasn't enough, the event includes a Finish Line Festival, kid's activities, champagne giveaways and options for a decadent Mother's Day Brunch at The Westin Bayshore. Dads and sons are invited to run too! The event is for everyone whether you are an experienced runner or want to join us for a walk - you can participate for fitness, family, fun or for time.
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!
5K / 10K / HALF MARATHON
Melissa’s Road Race is one of Alberta’s most historic and popular running events. Heading in to its 40th year, 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. Special 40th Anniversary celebration activities are being planned along with a very special commemorative retro long sleeve shirt that each participant will enjoy. 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.