5 Amazing Mountain Races to Try

These mountain races feature everything from cycling to running to skiing.

Photograph by Robin Siggers, courtesy of Fernie Alpine Resort

5 Peaks Race Series

May 12, June 9, July 14, September 15 and October 14, 2018

The 5 Peaks races are well-supported trail runs with lengths between 6.8 and 20.2 km, plus shorter races for kids. The series features two events at the Canmore Nordic Centre, plus events at parks in and near Calgary.

5peaks.com

 

Rundle’s Revenge

June 23 and 24, 2018

Another race held up at the Canmore Nordic Centre, this one has a day of mountain biking followed by a day of trail running. Competitors have the option to do both events or just one.

transrockies.com/rundles-revenge/

 

Banff Marathon

June 17, 2018

With marathon, half-marathon and 10-km course options, runners journey through town and along the Bow Valley Parkway.

banffmarathon.com

 

Raging Elk Powder, Pedal, Paddle Relay

April 14, 2018

An end-of-ski-season Fernie tradition, this four-part race requires competitors to ski or snowboard, bike, kayak or canoe, then run back up the ski hill to finish.

skifernie.com

 

Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan

July 8, 2018

This mass bike race winds through beautiful British Columbia wine country.

granfondoaxelmerckx.com

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