Feb. 10, 2017

Venture Beyond the Treadmill this Winter

Grab your runners and start training for the second annual Canadian Rockies Half Marathon happening on April 8th, 2017!

Cory Johnn Photography

Cory Johnn Photography

Cory Johnn Photography

Wondering how to prepare for the upcoming Half Marathon? Or where to stay while you’re in Jasper? Worry no more! Get on the right track with these FAQ’s:


How should I prepare for the Canadian Rockies half marathon? 

As runners prepare to conquer their choice of 1km, 5km, 10km or 21km races in the second annual Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon, MultiSportsCanada created a focused training program to ensure optimal preparation and confidence.  Whether the winter season has been used to relax and break from strenuous physical activity, or the cold months have added determination and skill to an avid runner, everyone can benefit and improve with a bit of coaching.

Registration costs $295 for a weekend of group running sessions, training plan help, drills and technique details, yoga/stretching sessions and various seminars and workshops to talk to techniques to handle various aspects of running – like conquering the mental block! Participants are also offered a 30% discount on the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon and a discounted hotel rate at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for the training camp.

For more information on how to be ready for the race, check out Chris Tse’s half marathon training blog post!


where can i stay during the canadian rockies half marathon? 

As the title sponsor and official host hotel, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is offering special room rates with their Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon Package.

The Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre is also offering special rates for those involved in the race. To book, call 1-800-661-6427 and book via phone by mentioning the booking code: Marathon.

For other accommodation options, please see where to stay.  


I’ve completed the half marathon, now what? 

Ensuring that you feel relaxed and refreshed post-marathon is key to a successful race experience. After the race, be sure to recover with a great meal at one of Jasper’s local restaurants. Once you’ve grabbed a bite to eat, stretch it out with some yoga at Jasper Wellness or treat yourself to a spa day at Mountain Wellness Day Spa, you deserve it!

Jasper Wellness

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Spa

Jasper Brewing Co. - Jamie Walter


Register for the Canadian Rockies Half Marathon here. Regular season prices end on February 28th!

For more information on the Canadian Rockies Half Marathon, please visit: http://jaspercanadianrockieshalf.ca/

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