The Victoria Marathon Society is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1982. We have a Board of Directors
(7 members), and a Race Committee (over 45 members) who oversee event weekend operations. We have two full-time employees and 1100+ volunteers who help make our event happen. The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is AIMS and Run Canada Certified. We are sanctioned by BC Athletics.
Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend. Mark, the kids and I enjoyed our stay at the Fairmont Empress immensely as well as all of the other perks you kindly arranged for us. Iím absolutely ecstatic about the race, and am definitely gunning for 2:45 now! The course is awesome; I love the constant undulation, the many spectators along the way, and especially getting to see the other runners so often. Thanks again and I will see you next year!
Suzanne Evans, New Westminster, BC
2005, 2006 and 2007 Royal Victoria Marathon Womenís Champion
I wanted to thank you for last weekend. The biggest part of my success in the race was the help I got from my support group. I appreciate that you let them be as much a part of the race as you did. It was really important to have my coach there. Also, I would not be here today if I had not gotten the motivation and help over the years for you as Elite Athlete Director. I was not sure if Victoria was going to be a good place to take a shot at a decent marathon time and I couldnít have achieved my result without the crowd support all along the course. They were great. I will never forget this run!
Steve Osaduik, Nanaimo, BC
2006 and 2007 Royal Victoria Marathon Menís Champion
Course Record Holder 2:16:49 (2006)
On Saturday, the day before the race, part of my mental preparation included coming down the final road knowing I had a run a good time and competed well against some good runners. I imagined seeing a friend of mine and giving him a high five. Iím glad this was able to happen on Sunday, especially after last year when I had a difficult marathon and was almost choked up when I saw him. I usually donít show emotion when Iím finishing, since I just want to cross the finish line and stop, but I was looking forward to my opportunity on Sunday to have a solid half marathon and was overwhelmed when I crossed the line.
David Jackson, Victoria, BC
2006 Royal Victoria 8K Road Race Menís Champion
2005 Royal Victoria Marathon Half Marathon Menís Silver Medalist
I want to tell your whole crew what a great event you have on your hands! The entire weekend was great! It is quite evident that you spent a lot of time planning out every little piece!
Hallie Janssen, Portland, OR, USA
2004 Royal Victoria Marathon Womenís Champion