Announcing The Virtual Banff Jasper Relay for 2020!!
Since we can't run the race as usual, let's have a virtual Banff Jasper Relay experience in the meantime.
Here's how it works:
The virtual relay starts on June 6 at 7:00 am and stays open until September 6, at 5:00pm.
You can register a team at any time between now and August 15, 2020.
A team can have just one participant, or as many team members as you want.
Whether you run the entire race over the summer, or your team picks a day or weekend to complete the total distance, you can run any place, any time throughout the virtual relay, and at your own pace!.
Runners are not to run on the BJR racecourse on race day.
Any running on the BJR racecourse is not sanctioned or part of the relay.
Please run at home, in your neighbourhood, on your favourite trail, or anywhere else!
Runners can log their time in an app or on a smart watch, but times are not going to be confirmed, runners are on the honor system.
T-shirts? Want them? We are working with our local supplier to allow you to order your commemorative t-shirt directly from them at a reasonable cost.
Prizes will be awarded on September 14 for the most donations to the Brain Tumour Foundation by a team and an individual.
Be sure to share photos on your social media and on our Facebook page for an opportunity to win prizes over the summer! To be awarded July 6, August 6, and September 14!
Will we be back in 2021? We hope so!!
The race directors will be meeting early in 2021 to evaluate the possibility of resurrecting the event on June 5, 2021. In the meantime, please continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands and keep on running. We will miss seeing all your smiling faces on the most beautiful relay course in the world.
Watch this site and the Banff Jasper Relay Forum on Facebook for updates.
About the Relay:
The Banff-Jasper was resurrected in 2005 following the end of the classic Jasper-Banff relay which ran from 1980 to 2000. The event is held in honor of our friend and fellow runner Garth Huck, who sadly passed away of a brain tumour in 2004. Since 2005, runners have raised over $500,000 for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
Join us on June 6, 2020!
The Banff Jasper Relay is in support of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
Check out this article on the Banff Jasper Relay in Canadian Running magazine.
Come for the run.
Come for the fun.
Come for the scenery.
Come for the challenge.
Come for the party.
Come for the experience.
Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors for supporting the Banff Jasper Relay.