Countdown to Race Weekend
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Days Hours Minutes
10:00 a.m. – Press Conference
Frontrunners Footwear, 1200 Vancouver Street. Meet elite athletes, sponsors and charities, and help kick off Race Weekend!
3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Victoria Marathon Race Expo, Race Package Pickup and Late Registration
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Level 2
3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Pre-Race Massage
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Level 2, Expo Area. $20 for 15 minutes. A limited number of pre-race massages will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Race Expo.
8:15 a.m. – Run with Darrell Fox! Come enjoy a pre-race run with Darrell Fox and Rob Reid from Frontrunners Footwear (1200 Vancouver Street – at View Street) to the Terry Fox Statue in Beacon Hill Park and back. No entry fee.
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Victoria Marathon Race Expo, Race Package Pickup and Late Registration
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Level 2
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Pre-Race Massage
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Level 2, Expo Area. Massage – $20 for 15 minutes. A limited number of pre-race massages will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Race Expo.
All speaker sessions held at the Victoria Conference Centre, Level 1 Auditorium. Emcee: Rod McCrimmon.
|9:30a.m.-10:15a.m.||“Race Run Down with Rob Reid and Cathy Noel”
Are you wondering what to expect on Race Day? The small details can make a big difference to running a good or a great race. Get your last minute questions answered by the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon’s General Manager, Cathy Noel, and Race Director, Rob Reid.
|10:30a.m.-11:15a.m.||“Nutrition for the Long Haul: the Marathon and Beyond”
Nutrition and hydration become exponentially more important in all events over 2hrs, such as the marathon and the increasingly popular ultra-marathons and long-distance trail races. Dr. Trent Stellingwerff talks about best-practices on nutrition and hydration for events from the marathon and beyond, including new information on what some of the best ultra-runners in the world do for their nutrition and hydration practices.
|11:30a.m.-12:15p.m.||“Girl Runner” – “Weaving Fact with Fiction: Cheering for Aganetha”
What would a woman runner share of her experiences in the 1920s? History is as much a story about what is left unsaid, and interpretation hovers between the remembered and the dismissed. In this session, author Carrie Snyder weaves together her own experiences, historical details about female athletes in the 1920s, archival and personal photos, and readings from her novel, Girl Runner, which follows the struggles and sacrifices of a fictional Olympic athlete, Aganetha Smart.
|“Younger, Faster, Stronger”
Margaret Webb shares her mission impossible story: Getting fitter after 50 than she was as a Varsity athlete. Working with a team of experts, leading researchers and elite pioneers of the women’s running boom, she uncovered the secrets to running strong into our 70s, 80s and 90s.
|1:30p.m.-2:15p.m.||“The Allure of the Ultra: From the depths of Death Valley to the top of Mount Finlayson”
Local and International, present and past ultra-runners offer different perspectives on what it takes to survive and thrive in long distance events. Whether a spiritual quest, a grueling test of mental and physical endurance, or a combination of the two, learn and be inspired by their experiences.The panel will be lead by a past ultra-runner himself, Steve King, and include Rich Benyo, Rhonda Prevost, Matt Cecill, Lori Herron, and Myke LaBelle.
|“The Once and Future Terry Fox: 35 Years”
It’s been 35 years since Terry Fox began his epic journey across Canada to raise money and awareness for the illness that eventually took his life. Join us in remembering his legacy with his brother, Darrell Fox, and find out how the Terry Fox Foundation, the Terry Fox Research Institute and the Terry Fox Centre are still, at heart, grass roots organizations, raising money for people affected by cancer and sharing Terry’s message of hope, courage and determination by creating new and visionary projects.
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Bus Tours of the Marathon Route (includes Half Marathon route)
Departs from the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street. Duration: 2hrs – 2hr 15min. Tickets: $10. Available for purchase with your registration or at the Tickets Kiosk at the Victoria Marathon Race Expo (Level 2 at the Victoria Conference Centre) (limited availability). Advance tickets will be with Race Numbers.
6:30 p.m. – Carbo Gala Dinner
Fairmont Empress Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 721 Government Street. Join us for a spectacular pre-race buffet dinner.
Tickets: $45 per person (children also need a ticket). Available for purchase with your registration or at the Tickets Kiosk at the Victoria Marathon Race Expo (Level 2 at the Victoria Conference Centre) (limited availability). Advance tickets will be with Race Numbers.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Great Draw Prizes!
6:30 a.m. – Marathon Early Start (Time Limit: 5:30-7 Hours)
7:10 a.m. – 8K Road Race Wheelchair and Visually Impaired Start
7:15 a.m. – 8K Road Race Start
7:25 a.m. – Half Marathon Wheelchair and Visually Impaired Start
7:30 a.m. – Half Marathon Start
8:40 a.m. – Marathon Wheelchair and Visually Impaired Start (Note: new start time)
8:45 a.m. – Marathon Main Start (Time Limit: 5:29 Hours) (Note: new start time)
10:15 a.m. – Thrifty Foods Kids Run
Overall and age category awards. Great draw prizes!
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Level 2. Massage – $20 for 15 minutes. Book with your registration or check at the Victoria Marathon Race Expo. Please note: Space is not guaranteed to participants registering on race weekend. After you finish your race and collect your post-race refreshments, check in at the Massage Desk on Level 2 at the Victoria Marathon Race Expo with your race number. Pre-registered participants will be treated in order of arrival.
The Expo is FREE and open to the public! Visit over 40 exhibitors featuring sponsors, souvenirs, merchandise, running apparel and accessories, nutritional and fitness products, samples, interactive displays, and much more while you pick up your race package. Find out more!