Pinnacle Fitness offers endurance sporting events that provide a world-class experience for the participant, sponsor, volunteer, and spectator – all in a race venue carefully selected to showcase the stunning beauty of the area. The events are designed so that participants of all abilities can be part of a great experience and feel the rush that achieving a goal can give. At Pinnacle Fitness, our events also place a priority on positive benefits for the community, stewardship of the area and world-leading sustainability programs. Pinnacle Fitness has a rich history of establishing major endurance events including the Subaru Western Triathlon Series, National Championships, ITU races, Pan Am and Commonwealth Games Qualifiers.
We are excited to offer the following events:
JUNE 16, 2024 - BANFF, AB, CANADA
10K / Half Marathon / Full Marathon / Kids Run
The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K offers one of the planets’ most incredible and beautiful running experiences, all in Canada's first National Park. Starting in the picturesque mountain village of Banff, participants will flow through a series of incredible natural, wildlife, and historical stages as they pass by the serene Vermilion Lakes and journey along the stunning Bow Valley Parkway. The return trek will travel alongside the Bow River and over Banff’s famous bridges finishing to cheering crowds in Banff’s downtown Central Park.
The Banff Marathon event also offers many “Marathon Festival” weekend activities including the Health and Fitness Expo, Free Local Kids Run on Saturday, Touring Tin Antique Car Show, Banff Park Museum and, of course, all of the beauty and activities that Banff National Park has to offer. Many of the participants and their families make time for hiking, the gondola, hot springs, wildlife watching, cycling, shopping, boat tours and more in beautiful Banff! The event is pleased to have the Banff YWCA as the official Charity.
VICTORIA SPLASH & DASH CHAMPIONSHIPS
JULY 24, 2024 6:00pm - VICTORIA, BC, CANADA
Elk Lake, Saanich BC
The Victoria Splash and Dash Championships is a short swim and run endurance event that is open to all ages and abilities. The Splash and Dash Series takes place at Hamsterly Beach in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park in Saanich, BC and has been held since 2014. The event is open to participants from Victoria, or those who want to visit from other communities. Participants can choose from many different distances or enter as a relay team. The event attracts all levels from first-timers to national level triathletes, swimmers and runners - serving as a key development tool (and rare racing opportunity) for aspiring elite level athletes. Participants can prepare through June and July in a series of training events (The Splash and Dash Series) on the same venue leading up to the Championships at the end of July.
The event is focused on fitness and fun, and an opportunity for families to participate together. The Championships will include special guest participants, extensive prizing and awards (especially for youth participants), and a post race celebration and barbeque. Proceeds will be donated to local youth sport.
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THE VICTORIA HALF, OLYMPIC AND SPRINT TRIATHLON
JULY 14, 2024 - VICTORIA, BC, CANADA
HALF / Olympic / Sprint / Duathlon / Aqua Bike / Relay Teams
The Victoria Half is one of Canada’s most classic and beautiful triathlon events. For over 25 years, athletes have been making the trek to picturesque Vancouver Island for this incredible west coast race experience. The course features a calm one-loop lake swim at Elk Lake followed by a ride through the scenic Saanich Peninsula and a 2-loop run on the flat soft lake trails of Elk and Beaver Lakes. The event has a rich tradition attracting the world’s best triathletes along with many first-timers while also serving as National Championships, and Qualifiers. The event is also famous for its commemorative “hoodie” that the participants proudly sport from year to year. The event is pleased to have Victoria Youth Triathlon Development as the event Charity.
MELISSA'S ROAD RACE
SEPTEMBER 28, 2024 - BANFF, AB, CANADA
5K / 10K / HALF MARATHON
Melissa’s Road Race is one of Alberta’s most historic and popular running events. Melissa’s features sensationally scenic routes in and around beautiful Banff National Park. The event is a staple in the community and raises funds for many local charities and youth sporting groups. The event features a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon and has been described as a colourful display of sport and fun in Banff National Park. Melissa’s is also famous for its entertainment along the course, contagious spirit, and long-sleeved commemorative running shirt featuring local art. Melissa’s has received multiple awards as Alberta’s Best Road Race and is a longstanding tradition in Banff. The event is pleased to have the Daycare Society of Banff as the official Charity.