The 43rd annual Melissa’s Road Race will take place on Saturday, September 24th, 2022.  The participants, including many locals from right here in the Bow Valley, are excited to return to a safe and healthy activity.  The Official Charity is the Daycare Society of Banff and the event will also make contributions to many other local groups.


The running route and timing is the same as in 2021 with traffic impacts occurring between 10:30am and 2:00pm (listed below).  The course will be managed by professional traffic controllers and your patience is greatly appreciated.  Please contact us if you want more detailed information on how the route affects your specific area.  More information regarding the route and affected roads and trails is available on the event website at .  Please pass this information on to anyone in your organization that could be affected.  In keeping with the tradition of the event, the event will also have amplified live music.


Thank you for your support of the event.  If you would like to volunteer (we still need help and all volunteers receive one of the famous long sleeved race shirts and will be entered in the draw for $5000 in amazing prizes.  Fundraising opportunities for local groups are also available). Need more information? Please do not hesitate to contact us at:

2022 Melissa's Stakeholder and Community Traffic Notice

Melissa’s Road Race - Traffic interruptions during the event:

Saturday, September 24th, 2022 - 10:30am to 2:00pm


Roads Affected:


Cave Ave: Full closure from 10:30am - 10:55am


Sundance Rd: Full closure 8:30am - 3:30pm


Banff Ave (including vehicle bridge) from Cave Ave to Wolf St: Bridge fully closed and Banff Avenue northbound lanes (Ped Zone) closed 10:30am - 10:50am. Rolling reopening


Wolf St, from Banff Ave to Muskrat St: Single lane closure 10:35am - 10:50am. Rolling reopening


Muskrat St, from Wolf St to Buffalo St: Single lane closure 10:35am - 10:55am. Rolling reopening


Caribou St from Muskrat St to Otter St: Single lane closure 10:35am - 10:55am. Rolling reopening


Otter St. / Tunnel Mtn Rd, from Caribou St to Tunnel Mountain Drive (at Buffalo Mountain Lodge): Single lane closure 10:35am – 11:30am. Single lane access to main entrance of Buffalo Mountain Lodge


Tunnel Mountain Drive from Buffalo Mountain Lodge main entrance to south Parks Gate on Tunnel Mountain Drive (at St. Julien Way – entrance to Banff Centre): Full closure 7am – 12 noon. Tunnel Mountain Drive gates will open to the public at 12 noon Park gates will remained locked from night before


Tunnel Mountain Drive / Buffalo Street from St. Julien Way to Muskrat St: Single lane closure 9am – 12 noon. Vehicle ascending lane is closed for runners until the last runner enters the trail system at Muskrat Street. *** Please note that access to and from Banff Centre from 10:45am to 12noon will be via alternating traffic that will need to wait at Banff Centre (St. Julien Road) and in town (Otter Road). We recommend that you do not travel to/from the Banff Centre during this period to avoid extensive delays.


Pedestrian Bridge: Dedicated lane to runners until 12:30pm


Birch Ave and Birch Drive: Full closure from 10:30am - 10:55am Single lane access from 10:55am – 2:00pm to the Luxton Museum, Trading Post and residences via Cave Ave/Birch Drive only


Glen Ave: Full closure at 10:35am - 10:55am Single lane closure (westbound): 10:55am – 2:00pm Single lane traffic access eastbound – Local Traffic Only: 10:55am – 12:30pm (access via Trading Post) Single lane traffic access eastbound – All Traffic: 12:30pm – 2:00pm


Bow Falls Ave: Full closure 10:45am - 11am. After last runner passes by Bow Falls parking lot, two-way traffic allowed until runners return, then single lane alternating traffic (radio controlled) until approximately 1:45pm


Golf Course Rd: Single lane access via pilot vehicle 10:40am - 1:30pm. Please stage in the designated parking area to await the pilot vehicle. Departures are approximately every 20 minutes. Golf Course Rd loop – closed from 9:00am – 2:00pm


*Please note that these interruptions could be extended 60minutes in the case of a delay for wildlife

2022 Course Maps:

5K Course Map

10K Course Map

21K Course Map

Overall Route Map