Picture yourself swim/bike/running in the majestic mountains of Banff National Park! That’s right folks, the Subaru Triathlon Series is bringing a race to Banff in 2010! If you’re looking for something a little different (potential for wildlife sightings on the bike course is high!), have always wanted to swim in the sparkling blue-green waters of a mountain lake, or have dreamed of running down the streets of Banff in a tri-suit, this race is for you! Plus, you can add a couple days onto your trip and go for a hike or a gondola ride after! Oh yeah, a post-race stop at one of the chocolate shops in town is a must ; )

Here’s the press release. Dec 1 registration opens…and it’s capped!

Banff Triathlon Announced Registration Opens December 1st; Race Capped at 500 spots!!!

The Subaru West Coast Triathlon Series is excited to announce that Banff National Park will be added to the 2010 line up of races with the introduction of the Subaru Banff Triathlon. This race could quickly become known as the most beautiful triathlon in the world with the swim taking place in pristine Two Jack Lake followed by the cycle around the breathtakingly beautiful Minnewanka Loop. The run will trek around the town of Banff and finish down famous Banff avenue with the Cascade Mountain as the back drop and in to Central Park, nestled on the edges of the Bow River. Don’t miss out on this incredible sporting experience – Banff National Park is the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains World Heritage Site, a global treasure of natural beauty, wildness, and diversity of life. The event will take place on September 11th and include an Olympic and Sprint distance event. Be part of the inaugural race in 2010! Registration will be capped at 500 spots and will open on December 1, 2009. For more information or to register click here.

Start planning 2010 now!!!