Be Prepared to Venture Beyond in First Ever Jasper Half-Marathon

Race Day is Less Than a Month Away!

Jasper, Alberta (March 23, 2016) –

The countdown until race day is on! There’s only 24 days to go until April 16th when runners from far and wide will gather in Jasper National Park to conquer the first ever Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon.

You’ve put in the hours of training and are dreaming of the start line. But it’s important not to forget the little things leading up to the big day too!

Hotels around town are providing discounted rates for those lacing up. Receive 20% off the best available rate at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Mount Robson Inn, or take advantage of discounted rates at Best Western Inn, Sawridge Inn, Whistlers Inn and select Mountain Park Lodges properties. You’ll already be ahead of the pack by scoring one of these deals, guaranteeing you a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast option – two key factors to destination races!

This year’s race is presented by the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, who will be hosting both the pre and post race events. “Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a year-round resort for those seeking outdoor exhilaration and inner peace, the perfect headquarters to host Jasper’s first ever half marathon,” Ken Hall, General Manager of Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge says.

If it’s the full experience you’re looking for, Fairmont is also offering a Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon Package. “We’re thrilled to offer this special package tailored towards our participants that includes a protein-filled buffet dinner, satisfying super breakfast buffets, one adult half marathon entry, and tickets to the after party,” Hall says.

The protein-filled buffet dinner will take place Friday evening at Orso Trattoria, a true Italian runner’s buffet. Make new friends that share the same passion as you – be that running or eating pasta – and load up on all the carbs to fuel you the next day.

And what about after the race? That’s where the Fairmont after party comes in!

Join the celebration on April 16 in the Beauvert Room at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for the awards ceremony emceed by City TVs Bridget Ryan! There will be draw prizing, a cash bar, DJ, and a slide show of race photos.

This is an event not to be missed and spots are filling up fast with over 600 people currently registered. Don’t miss your chance! Registration prices increase on Thursday, March 31st. Take on the challenge by entering in the Family Fun Run, 5 KM, 10 KM, or 21.1 KM races.

Race entries will also include a finisher medal, chip timer, award medals for the top three in each ten year age group, delicious pre- and post-race snacks, as well as eligibility to win great draw prizes! Tickets to the post-race meal and celebrations are available for purchase when you register online or during race package pickup.

Snow-covered mountain peaks, the sound of the Athabasca River gushing past you, and fresh mountain air in your lungs are all just a few short weeks away. We’ll see you at the start line for an epic spring race in the mountains of Jasper National Park! 

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