Racing Through the Real Rockies
Alberta (January 26, 2016) –
of us make resolutions in January to eat healthier or improve our physical
fitness, and let’s face it, sometimes it’s tough to stay motivated and stick to
what if that end goal meant racing through the town of Jasper, Canada where the
snow-covered mountain peaks are your distraction, the sound of the gushing
Athabasca River is your pump-up jam, and the fresh forest air is your supply of
Whether you want to crush a personal goal, get active with the family, or you’re seeking out an event to kick-start the race
season, the first ever Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon Festival taking
place Saturday, April 16, 2016 is one not to be missed.
“We’re thrilled to bring an incredible event to Jasper National
Park. It’s been very exciting to see the participant numbers continue to grow
each day!” said Myriam Bolduc, Specialist, Product Development of Tourism
Built upon the foundation
of an epic mountain community and in partnership with Multisportscanada, this
event will cater to all abilities and ages. Multisport Canada, hosts of the 2014
GrandFondo Jasper and Jasper Triathlon, develops and manages mass participation
sporting events across western Canada. With over 22 events and more than 8,000
competitors each year, they are one of Canada’s most experienced event
management specialists. As the first ever
half-marathon to be held in Jasper, this is a unique opportunity to experience
the beauty of the park!
are extremely excited to work with the Municipality, Tourism Jasper, Parks
Canada and the Fairmont to host this new Half Marathon in Jasper,” said Trevor
Soll, founder of Multisportscanada and event director of the half marathon. “It
will be an amazing experience for all types of athletes! This event
weekend will be perfect for the entire family!”
With exactly two months and
21 days left until racers from far and wide will line up at the start line,
there’s still time to begin training. Participants will wind their way along
Old Fort Road, across the Athabasca River, around Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge,
and along the shores of beautiful lakes to complete the 21.1 kilometres. We
know you can do it, but if that still sounds a bit daunting there are other
options to participate.
Maybe a five or ten-kilometre race is more your style! Not only can you feel good about competing in and finishing a race in the real Canadian Rockies, but $10 from each entry into the 5k, 10k, and 21.1k events will go towards supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Alberta.
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.
We welcome you to prepare
yourself for an epic spring race in the mountains of Jasper National Park!
For more information, visit http://jaspercanadianrockieshalf.ca/.