March 14, 2017

5 Ways to Prepare for the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon

Get ready to race in the second annual Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon on April 8th! Register before March 20th to receive the peak season price!

 

Unsure about what to do to prepare? Here are 5 ways to make sure you’re prepped for the big day:

1. ARRIVE EARLY

Arriving early on race day is a must. If you have some extra time in your schedule, we recommend coming to Jasper a day or two early to scope out the race route and adjust to the higher altitude. This will not only ensure that you enjoy Jasper and the Half Marathon in the best way possible, but will also give you a chance to get in the right headspace. Tip: The day before the race, savour the local flavour with a delicious and nutritious pre-race meal at one of Jasper’s restaurants

2. DRESS TO IMPRESS

Looking good will help you feel confident and ready to take on the race! Keep in mind that the weather in Jasper can be unpredictable, so bring along a wide variety of active-wear (yes, this means pants AND shorts.) Also, be sure to bring along the proper footwear – you don’t want achy feet if you’re running 21.1 km.  



3. PREPARE A RACE DAY PLAYLIST

Whether it’s hip-hop or acoustic folk that gets you in the running mood, prepare a list of songs that will keep you motivated throughout the race.

Help us build the best running playlist by telling us your suggestions here

4. BRING ALONG A SUPPORT SYSTEM

Convince some friends to run with you, or grab a few family members to cheer you on at the finish line!

5. RELAX (AND MOST IMPORTANTLY) HAVE FUN!

In the end, the most important thing is feeling a sense of accomplishment. Just know that after the race, you can wear your medal with pride – you deserve it! 


                                     Register Here for the Canadian Rockies Half Marathon


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