REGISTRATION NOTES AND CONDITIONS

The Melissa's Road Race will offer Tiered Pricing based on registration spot inventory, or a registration deadline date - whichever comes first. Entries at each tier are limited and once the designated number of entry spots in the block is sold out (or the price period expires), the price will increase. Athletes who take advantage of early registration will receive the best entry rates.

  • 5% GST will be applied to your transaction at checkout.

  • All entries include a Commemorative Technical Long Sleeve Shirt, post-race beverage and snacks, post-race festival, and great draw prizes!

  • Online registration will close at noon (MST) on Friday, September 23rd, 2021 or when the event is sold out.

  • The overall event is capped at 4500 total participants.  The Half Marathon event is capped at 1500 participants. Please enter early to avoid disappointment.

  • An online processing fee will be applied to your online registration into the Melissa’s Road Race.

  • All prices listed in Canadian Dollars.

  • Participants must be 14 years of age by race day to participate in the Half Marathon and 12 years of age on race day to participate in the 10K. Participants under 18 years of age must have a statement signed by their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate.

  • All participants must show picture ID at check-in.

  • Due to course surfaces and safety considerations, strollers, baby joggers, pets, Burleys, bicycles, scooters, wheelchairs, and any other wheeled devices are NOT permitted on the course.

  • The Event Organizers reserve the right to deny entries or registration changes for any reason.

  • Registration is subject to annual final Parks Canada approval.

  • Participants can transfer to a different event distance online for a $5.00 administration fee and difference in event price (if applicable).  Please check Registration Page for transfer deadline.  Refunds will not be given if changing to a shorter distance event. 

  • All entries are Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable to another person, and Non-Deferrable to a future event unless otherwise stated in the event “Registration and Cancellation Policy”.

  • As a condition of entry, the participant will agree to the “Release, Indemnity and Conditions of Entry”, “Registration and Cancellation Policy”, and “COVID-19 Guidelines and Agreement”.

REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY

  • NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  Although some participants may not realize it, the majority of expenses for organizing a sporting event are incurred before the actual event takes place (ie. staff, marketing, shirts, medals, permits, deposits, insurance, etc).  For this reason, issuing refunds would place the event in an adverse financial position.  By registering for the event, you are agreeing to the risk that if you are unable to attend the event, or if the event is cancelled, you are not entitled to a refund unless otherwise stated.

  • All entries are Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable to another person, and Non-Deferrable to a future event unless otherwise stated.

  • Sale and/or transfer of race entries/bib numbers is strictly prohibited.

  • A participant with an injury or illness is not eligible for a refund, transfer or a deferral entry to a future event.

  • Due to the unique character of Banff National Park, a wildlife interaction could occur on the race route. In such cases, the Event Organizers reserve the right to change the race route, delay the race, stop participants on the course until the situation is deemed appropriate to continue, alter the distance of the route, cancel or other measures deemed necessary as per the Event Wildlife Interaction Response Plan. The participant understands this risk and acknowledges that no refunds will be issued in this case.

  • If the event cannot take place in 2022 due to COVID-19, or other such pandemic, the participant will have the following options:

  1. Free entry in the 2022 Virtual Event OR;

  2. Free entry deferral to the 2023 event

  • If the event is postponed to a future date in 2022, the participant will have the following options:

  1. Free entry in the newly scheduled 2022 event date OR;

  2. Free entry in the 2022 Virtual Event

  • If the participant is from outside of Canada, and does not have an option to travel to Canada as per an order in place by the Canadian federal government due to COVID-19 (ie. all citizens of the participant's country are not permitted to travel to Canada), the participant will have the following options:

  1. Free entry in the 2022 Virtual Event OR;

  2. Free entry deferral to the 2023 event OR;

  3. A Full Refund (less registration company processing fee)

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

 

The health and safety of all individuals in the event is a priority. 

 

Participants, staff and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate.

 

Modifications and new procedures are in place to reduce the risks to all individuals involved with the event and provide a safe return to racing.  Fortunately, case studies have shown that the risk of COVID-19 transmission at an outdoor sporting event is very low.  Regardless, the event has developed strong COVID-19 safety guidelines and operating principles in alignment with sport/industry standards, provincial health recommendations, and other events that have safely relaunched.  The COVID-19 Guidelines for the event include the following measures/mitigations HERE