GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Road Closures for Sunday, October 11

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half-Marathon Route and 8K Road Closures on Sunday, October 11

The 36th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half-Marathon, 8K, and Thrifty Foods Kids Run will take place on Sunday October 11, 2015 with over 11,000 people participating in the races, which start and finish in front of the BC Legislative Buildings.

Race Start Times:

Marathon: 8:45 a.m.
Half-Marathon: 7:30 a.m.
8K: 7:15 a.m.
Thrifty Foods Kids Run: 10:15 a.m.

Most runners will finish the events by 2:15 p.m. The Marathon will affect vehicular traffic in the following areas: Downtown, James Bay, Cook Street Village, Beacon Hill Park, Fairfield, Oak Bay and Uplands. Police, City staff and race organizers are working to ensure a safe route. Residents and commuters should expect delays, and be prepared to use alternate routes. Times for road closures are approximate. Roads will be re-opened on a rolling schedule as the marathon passes through the various neighbourhoods.

IMPORTANT: No parking is allowed on the race route.

No traffic will be permitted on Dallas Road between 7:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. The portion of Dallas Rd. between Cook and Douglas will be closed starting at 4 a.m. and will remain closed until the end of the event. Most other closures are temporary, allowing residents to have full or at least intermittent access.

View the Race Route Map here [PDF - 723 KB]

The route includes Dallas Road from James Bay to Gonzales Beach, Beacon Hill Park roadways and some small residential roadways which will be closed for various periods of time during the Marathon.
Vehicles will not be allowed on the course but marshals and police will be allowing traffic to cross the roads throughout the event.

 Road Closure Information:

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Noon - Midnight

Belleville between Menzies and Government (in front of BC Legislature)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Midnight - 6 p.m.

Belleville between Menzies and Government

 4 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Government between Superior and Humboldt;

Belleville between Government and Douglas

4:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Dallas between Cook and Douglas

6 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Menzies between Belleville and Superior

6 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Belleville from Oswego to Menzies

7:10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Dallas Road west of Douglas (plus waterfront route of Erie, St. Lawrence,

Kingston, Montreal, Quebec, and Pendray). Rolling opening starting at 2:00pm

7:25 a.m.-1:50 p.m.

Dallas between Douglas and Cook

 7:25-7:45 a.m.


8:40-9 a.m.

Menzies from Superior to Michigan;

Michigan from Menzies to Government;

Government from Michigan to Superior

7:30-8:05 a.m.


8:45-9:05 a.m.

Wharf from Humboldt to Johnson

7:35-8:15 a.m.


8:50-9:10 a.m.

Johnson from Wharf to Cook

7:35-8:35 a.m.


8:50-9:20 a.m.

Cook from Johnson to Park Blvd (Southbound)

7:40-9:40 a.m.

Beacon Hill Park – Park Blvd, Heywood, Southgate, Arbutus, Circle Drive to


7:50 -9:45 a.m.

Beacon Hill Park – Camas Circle, Park Blvd

7:55-9:50 a.m.

Cook from Park Blvd to Dallas

7:55 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Dallas-Hollywood-Crescent between Cook and Irving

8:05 a.m.-1:20 p.m.

Irving-Fairfield-Richmond-Robertson between Irving and Foul Bay

7:45-10:40 a.m.

Lawndale-Quamichan-Cowichan    (outbound)

10-10:45 a.m.

Superior (from Menzies to Montreal)

 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Montreal Street (from Superior to Kingston) and Kingston (from Montreal to

Menzies) – Rolling Opening

Intermittent Access Across

Douglas at Johnson;

Race Route (Police


Yates at Cook; Fort at Cook; Fairfield at Cook;

Chandler at Richmond;

Foul Bay at Richardson/McNeill



8 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

McNeill-Hampshire-Granite-Mitchell between Foul Bay and Oak Bay Ave


Monterey-Windsor-Oliver between Oak Bay Ave and Beach Drive


Oak Bay Avenue between Mitchell and Monterey


Beach Drive between Oliver and Windsor


Beach Drive between Windsor and Exeter


Exeter Road


Click here for more information on road closures and traffic routes.

Click here for more information on route maps for all races.

Residents who live on the Marathon route (e.g. Dallas Road), and wish to use their vehicles during this time period are encouraged to park on a nearby street that is not part of the Marathon route. Residents who need to use their vehicles from their residence during this time should be aware that the roadway will be occupied by 10,000+ runners and that it may be very congested at times. Seek assistance at the nearest cross street where a volunteer traffic marshal will assist with directing drivers off the Marathon route.

Please remember that the runners will be very focused and tired and may not be aware of moving vehicles.

Residents who live on the Marathon route and who leave their residence using a vehicle are advised that they may not  be able to return to their residence using a vehicle until the roadway reopens to traffic.

Roadways will re-open in Oak Bay at approximately 12:30 p.m. as the last runners pass through the neighbourhood. Residents will be able to walk back to their residence at any time. Residents who live in the area south of McNeill Avenue, east of Foul Bay Avenue and west of Oliver Street and need to cross the Marathon route in a vehicle may do so on Foul Bay Road at McNeill Avenue.

Should an emergency occur during the event, priority will be given to emergency support.

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