Banff Jasper Relay 2019

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Banff Jasper Relay!

As one of few road-races to take place in a National Park setting, the Banff Jasper Relay involves teams of 15 runners racing a total of 260 km along the awe-inspiring mountain terrain of the remote Icefields Parkway.

Race Director Blair Shunk re-introduced the relay in memory of his friend Garth Huck, who passed away in 2004 from a brain tumour. Since then, the relay has been a fundraiser for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and has raised over $300,000 to benefit Canadians living with a brain tumour. Read the story about Garth and Blair and the story of this incredible event.

This year, the Banff Jasper Relay will be taking place on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

About the race

  • BJR 15th Anniversary logo2019 sees the 15th Anniversary of this event!
  • The Banff Jasper Relay is a 260K long relay run in 15 stages on highways from Banff to Jasper utilizing the most beautiful highways in the world; scenic Highway 1A (Bow Valley Parkway) & Highway 93 (Icefields Parkway).
  • The race is run on the shoulder of the highways facing traffic. Highways remain open for vehicles on race day. The relay consists of two phases run simultaneously:
    • Phase 1 has six stages from Banff to Saskatchewan River Crossing
    • Phase 2 has nine stages from Saskatchewan River Crossing to Jasper.
  • Team results are based on the cumulative times for both phases of the relay, added together.
  • We run all day Saturday, and have a great post-race dinner party in Jasper following the event.

Learn more about the Banff Jasper Relay and when registered, learn more about how you can fundraise for this incredible race!

Did you know: Race Director, Blair Shunk was awarded the David Kelly Award for Community Service in 2016, in recognition of his efforts for this race.

Thank you to everyone who participates! Together, we will #EndBrainTumours!

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