GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Road Closures on Sunday

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will celebrate its 38th annual event on Sunday, October 8. Over 8,000 participants are expected in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race, Marathon Relay and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run.

The event has become one of the largest annual sporting events on Vancouver Island. The Marathon is held annually on Thanksgiving weekend.

Race Times

6:30 a.m. Early Bird start
7.55 a.m.  8K Wheelchair/Visually Impaired start (Menzies at Kingston)
8 a.m. Marathon Main/Relay start (Menzies at Kingston)
8 a.m. Half Marathon start (Menzies at Kingston))
8:45 a.m 8K Road Race Wheelchair/Visually Impaired start (Government at Humboldt)
8:50 a.m. 8K Road Race (Government at Humbold)
10:15 a.m. Thrifty Foods Kids Run (Menzies at Kingston)

View the race routes.

Road Closures

The Marathon will affect vehicular traffic in the following areas: Downtown, James Bay, Cook Street Village, Beacon Hill Park, Fairfield, Oak Bay and Uplands. View the road closure schedule.

Police will be allowing some traffic to travel across the race route when it is safe. All traffic, including transit, will be controlled by the local police and official course marshals. Runners must take extreme caution at all times.
 
Police, City staff and race organizers are working to ensure a safe route for the participants and the community. Residents and commuters should expect delays, and be prepared to use alternate routes.
 
Times for road closures are approximate.The area around the Parliament Buildings is the last to open as takedown of the finish line, etc must occur. When the road is re-opened, participants must move to the sidewalks and obey local traffic laws.
 
Roads will be re-opened on a rolling schedule as the participants pass through the various neighbourhoods. No parking is allowed on the race route and signs will be posted.