GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Sunday, October 9, 2016 – Celebrating 37 Years!

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September 24, 2016

NEWS – Marathon and Half Marathon Sold Out!

There is still space in the Marathon Relay (get a team of 2-5 people to together to run  42.2KM), 8K Road Race (2KM less than a 10K! Spots Remaining: 534), and our 1.25KM Thrifty Foods Kids Run. Register Today!

September 20, 2016

NEWS – Half Marathon Sold Out!

There is still space in the Marathon, Marathon Relay, 8K Road Race, and Thrifty Foods Kids Run. Register Today!

September 20, 2016

Registration ChangesChanges can be made until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (Sept 19), then after that at Race Package Pickup on Race Weekend.

September 17, 2016

HALF MARATHON NEARLY SOLD OUT – 5 Spots left!

  • Half  Marathon Registrants: If you are planning to switch from the Half Marathon or 8K Road Race, please do so prior to September 19th, 2016 (MIDNIGHT).

 

MARATHON SPOTS OPEN

  • We had over 40 Marathon participants downgrade to a shorter distance which has opened up some space in the Marathon if you’re up for the 42.2KM challenge!   Register Today!

September 14, 2016

MEDIA RELEASEGoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Regular Registration Deadline – September 15 Marathon Sold Out

(Victoria, BC – September 13, 2016) The regular registration deadline for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is on Thursday, September 15. The 37th Annual event – to be held on Sunday, October 9 – features a Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run.

“For the very first time we are sold out in the Marathon event, so hopefully that means that those have registered have been training hard and will be ready to go at the start line on October 9th,” says Cathy Noel, General Manager. “For those who want to run the Marathon route there is still room in the inaugural Marathon Relay – teams of two to five people can take part. And of course we encourage everyone to pick a charity from the 18 that are participating in the CHEK Charity Pledge Program, and run for a great cause.” [MORE]

BLOG – How to Fuel on Race Day

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Marilyn Arsenault of Mindful Strides teaches Matt Soper from Kiss 103.1  about the importance of fuelling during a marathon or half marathon and how take in water and nutrition on Race Day.

September 8, 2016

Marathon Registrants: If you are planning to switch from the Marathon to the Half Marathon or 8K Road Race, please do so prior to September 15th, 2016.

September 6, 2016

Hot Off the Press! Bruce Deacon’s September Training Newsletter. Race day is your big performance. The day you see all your training come together, and your goals come to fruition. Learn how to perform big on the day with helpful tips on mental strategies. Master your race day performance by doing dress rehearsals in September.

September 2, 2016

  • MARATHON DISTANCE CLOSE TO SELLING OUT!
    There are 63 spots are left on the Marathon.
    Join us on October 9, 2016. Register Today!
  • BLOG – PACING TIPS from Marilyn & the Ocean 98.5 
    It’s five weeks until Marathon weekend and Marilyn Arsenault from Mindful Strides and AJ from Ocean 98.5 are back with some great tips on pacing. Going out too fast is a common issue for many runners and often we run faster than we should. This could result in bonking or, even worse, injury. This is why pacing is so important. Check out the third training tips & techniques video for some great tips. Try out our Pace Calculator here.

 

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