Friday, October 7, 2016
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.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
8:00 a.m. – Run with Rob Reid from Frontrunners Footwear, 1200 Vancouver Street. Enjoy a shake-out run to the Terry Fox statue and back.
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.
Rob Reid and Cathy Noel – Q&A
“No Turning Back Now!”
It may be too late to change anything for race day, but it helps to know what you’re getting in to! Join this Q&A session for solid tips and advice from the Race Director, Rob Reid, and General Manager, Cathy Noel, to help you run your best race.
“Finding Your Potential in the Ultra World”
Awarded the Golden Shoe Award for Trail Runner of the Year in 2015 for her outstanding performances in some seriously grueling ultras, Alissa St. Laurent talks about what moves her to set records and win in daunting races like the 100 mile Sinister 7, Lost Soul 100, and the Canadian Death Race.
Dale Tuck and the Canadian Death Race
“Life After Death: Experiencing the Limits of Endurance”
An ultra race with 17,000 feet of elevation change, three mountain ranges, and a river crossing – sounds like fun, right? Race Director Dale Tuck, aka Dr. Death, is responsible for this occurrence with the Canadian Death Race, a 125 km. suffer-fest in the mountains surrounding Grande Cache, Alberta. Tuck will talk about the evolution of this event and what it has meant to the participants and the town itself.
“Striding Right: The science behind running injury prevention”
How many times have you wished you had the foresight to know how and why injury will stop you from running? Physiotherapist and director of Parkway Physiotherapy, JR Justesen, will talk about some of the most recent research on injury prevention, the science of gait analysis, and the use of wearable technology to monitor and predict running injuries.
“Be inspired to run; Run to be inspired!”
Finding the motivation to keep going, to move beyond your limitations, and to embrace the idea that being uncomfortable leads to becoming stronger – be intrigued to challenge your inner strength when life’s difficulties feel “too difficult” (yes, including running!) and move beyond the barriers. Mena Westhaver, founder of Sole Sisters, talks about how everyone can find inspiration through movement and how this kinetic energy can resonate beyond yourself to positively impact family and community.
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 at the Tickets Kiosk.
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 at the Tickets Kiosk.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Great Draw Prizes!
Sunday, October 9, 2016
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 and Marathon Relay Start (Time Limit: 5:30 Hours)
10:15 a.m. – Thrifty Foods Kids Run
Overall and age category awards. Great draw prizes!
- 8K Road Race – 10:00 a.m.
- Half Marathon – 12:00 noon
- Marathon Relay – 1:45 p.m.
- Marathon – 2:00 p.m.
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.
Victoria Marathon Race Expo and Package Pickup
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!