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September 28, 2019
All Day
Throughout Banff
Banff, AB T1L 1A1
Melissa's Road Race
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Melissa's Road Race

Saturday, September 28, 2019

A favourite among locals, Melissa’s Road Race is a family-friendly, annual running event in Banff. Melissa’s Road Race is suitable for all ages and abilities offering a 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon (21K) race. 2019 is a very special year for Melissa’s Road Race as the event celebrates its 40th anniversary!

The 2019 Melissa’s Road Race takes place on Saturday, September 28. There will be some traffic interruptions during the event between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thank you for your patience and please allow yourself additional time to reach your destination.

Cave Ave:
  • Full closure from 10:29 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
  • Regular traffic flow by 11:30 a.m.
Sundance Rd:
  • Full closure 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Banff Ave Cave St. to (including vehicle bridge) to Wolf St:
  • Rolling closure 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Rolling reopening
Wolf St. from Banff Ave to Grizzly St:
  • Single Land Closure 10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Rolling reopening
Grizzly St from Wolf Street to Moose St:
  • Single Land Closure 10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Rolling reopening
Moose St from Grizzly to Otter St:
  • Single Land Closure 10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Rolling reopening
Muskrat St. from Buffalo St. to Wolf St:
  • Single Lane closure 10:35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Rolling reopening
Otter St, from Moose to Tunnel Mountain Drive:
  • Rolling closure 10:35 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Rolling reopening. Single lane access to entrance of Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Tunnel Mountain Drive, from Buffalo Mountain Lodge to The Banff Centre:
  • Full closure 7 a.m. - noon. Tunnel Mountain Drive gates will open to the public at noon.
Tunnel Mountain Drive/Buffalo St, from The Banff Centre to Muskrat St:
  • Vehicles exiting Banff Centre will not be affected
  • Ascending lane is closed until the last runner enters the trail system at Muskrat St.
  • Access to Banff Centre is via St. Julien Rd (follow detour).
Pedestrian Bridge:
  • One dedicated lane to runners until 12:30 p.m.
Birch Ave and Birch Drive:
  • Full Closure 10:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m.. Birch Ave will be dedicated eastbound between Birch Dr. and Glen. 10:55 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Access to the Luxton Museum and residences are via the west end of Birch Ave only.
Glen Ave:
  • Full Closure at 10:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.m
  • Single Lane Closure (westbound traffic) 10:55 a.m.-2 p.m. 
  • East bound traffic only with access from Cave/Birch/Trading Post. Local traffic only 10:55 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All traffic 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Bow Falls Ave:
  • Full closure 10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Rolling reopen with two way alternative traffic as needed. Expect delays from Bow Fall to Glen Ave. until 1:45 p.m.
Golf Course Rd:
  • 10:40 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. is accessible via escort. Please park in the designated parking stalls to await the security vehicle. Departures are approximately every 20 - 30 minutes