GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is Sunday

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will celebrate its 39th annual event on Sunday, October 7. Over 8,000 participants are expected in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race, Marathon Relay and 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. Good luck to all participants!

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)
8:50 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.

Parking
Participants should park in the downtown area prior to 7 a.m. and walk the short distance to the start. There will be limited access to the downtown core as the races begin at 7:55 a.m. through to 8:50 a.m. Parking is free on Sundays at on-street parking meters downtown and at City parkades. Parking is now allowed on 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 will work 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.