NOTICES

Road Closures Summary (PDF) – Sept 18, 2013

Notice to Residents – Victoria & Oak Bay (PDF) – Sept 20, 2013

Road Closures Media Advisory (PDF)

BC Transit – Victoria Regional Transit System Customer Alert – Oct 11, 2013

ROAD CLOSURES

No traffic will be permitted on Dallas Road between 7:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The portion of Dallas Rd. between Cook and Douglas will be closed starting at 4:00 a.m. and will remain closed until the end of the event. Most other closures are temporary, allowing residents to have full or at least intermittent access and egress.

The objective is to limit impact on residents and their normal routes. Residents of James Bay have permanent access and egress via Douglas Street but should be aware of the crossing route at Johnson, Cook, Fairfield, etc.

The route includes Dallas Road from James Bay to Gonzales Beach, Beacon Hill Park roadways and some small residential roadways will be closed for various periods of time on Event Day. There will be a loop in the Lawndale / Cowichan area that will be encircled at the turnaround for the Half Marathon.

Vehicles will not be allowed on the course but marshals and police will be allowing traffic to cross the roads throughout the event.

VEHICLE ESCAPE ROUTES

Following the start of the two main races - the Half Marathon at 7:30 a.m. and the Marathon at 8:45 a.m. Menzies, Michigan, Government and Wharf will be closed between 7:25 - 7:55 a.m. and 8:40 - 9:10 a.m. Johnson will be closed from Wharf to Cook between 7:35 - 8:05 a.m. and 8:50 - 9:20 a.m. All traffic will have full access north of Humboldt, west of Cook following the last runner at approximately 9:30 a.m. to access Douglas Street and Blanshard and escape north out of Victoria.

Intermittent Access Across Race Route (Police Patrolled) at:

  • Douglas at Johnson
  • Yates at Cook; Fort at Cook; Fairfield at Cook
  • Chandler at Richmond
  • Foul Bay at Richardson/McNeill

Oak Bay: If you live in the area south of McNeill Avenue, east of Foul Bay Avenue and west of Oliver Street and need to cross the marathon route in your vehicle, you may do so on Foul Bay Road at McNeill Avenue. You can also access South Oak Bay from the north end of Monterey and Oak Bay Avenue.

James Bay: To exit James Bay, take Simcoe to Douglas and head North out of downtown. Intermittent closures will be at Johnson (from Wharf to Cook) from 7:35 - 8:05 a.m. and 8:50 - 9:20 a.m.

Thrifty Foods Kids Run: The Kids Run route will use Menzies (from Kingston to Superior) and Superior (from Menzies to Montreal); these roads will be closed to traffic and parking from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Montreal Street (from Superior to Kingston) and Kingston (from Montreal to Menzies) will be closed from 10:10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

MORE INFORMATION

On the morning of Sunday, October 12 over 13,000 people will participate in the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. The races (8K - 7:15 a.m., Half Marathon - 7:30 a.m., Marathon - 8:45 a.m., and Kids Run - 10:15 a.m.) start near and finish in front of the BC Legislative Buildings. Most runners will finish the events by 2:15 p.m. The Marathon will affect vehicular traffic in the following areas: Downtown, James Bay, Cook Street Village, Beacon Hill Park, Fairfield, Oak Bay and Uplands. Police, City staff and race organizers are working to ensure a safe route. Residents and commuters should expect delays, and be prepared to use alternate routes. Times for road closures are approximate. Roads will be re-opened on a rolling schedule as the marathon passes through the various neighbourhoods. IMPORTANT: No parking is allowed on the race route.

If you live on the Marathon route (e.g. Dallas Road), and wish to use your vehicle during this time period we encourage you to park your vehicle on a nearby street that is not part of the marathon route. Please see the Notice to Residents - Victoria & Oak Bay.

Should you need to use your vehicle from your residence during this time, please be aware that the roadway will be occupied by about 11,000+ runners and that it may be very congested at times. Seek assistance at the nearest cross street where a volunteer traffic marshal will assist you off the Marathon route. Please remember that the runners will be very focused and tired and may not be aware of your moving vehicle.

For those who live on the marathon route, if you do leave your residence using your vehicle, please be aware that you may not be able to return to your residence with your vehicle until the roadway reopens to traffic. Roadways will re-open in Oak Bay beginning sometime after noon as the last runners pass through your neighbourhood. You will be able to walk back to your residence at any time.

If there is an emergency at your home during the event, we assure you that emergency support will be given priority.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
1200 - 2400 Full closure of Belleville from Menzies to Government
Sunday, October 12, 2014
0000-1800 Belleville from Menzies to Government
0400-1530 Government between Superior and Humboldt
Belleville from Government to Douglas
0430-1330 Dallas from Cook to Douglas
0600-1130 Menzies from Belleville to Superior
0600-1530 Belleville from Oswego to Menzies
0715-1330 Dallas Road (plus waterfront route of Erie, St. Lawrence, Kingston, Montreal, Quebec, and Pendray) is closed to all traffic. Rolling opening starting at 2:00pm
0725-0745 and 0840-0900 Menzies from Superior to Michigan
Michigan from Menzies to Government
Government between Michigan and Superior
0730-0755 and 0845-0910 Wharf from Humboldt to Johnson
0735-0805 and 0850-0920 Johnson from Wharf to Cook
0740-0825 and 0855-0940 Cook from Johnson to Park (Southbound)
0745-0835 and 0900-0950 Beacon Hill Park - Park, Heywood, Southgate, Arbutus, Circle Drive to Dallas
0750-0900 and 0905-1015 Beacon Hill Park - Camas Circle, Park
0755-0910 and 0910-1025 Cook between Park and Dallas
1000-1045 Superior (from Menzies to Montreal)
1015-1115 Montreal Street (from Superior to Kingston) and Kingston (from Montreal to Menzies)
Intermittent Access Across Race Route (Police Patrolled) Douglas at Johnson;
Yates at Cook; Fort at Cook; Fairfield at Cook;
Chandler at Richmond;
Foul Bay at Richardson/McNeill
OAK BAY
0700 - 1230 Beach Drive from Oliver to Exeter
0700 - 1230 Oak Bay Avenue from Mitchell to Monterey

PARKING

Participants should park in the downtown area prior to 7:00 a.m. and walk the short distance to the start. There will be limited access to the downtown core as the 8K Road Race starts at 7:15 a.m. and the Half Marathon starts at 7:30 a.m.

Parking is free on Sundays at City parking meters. Limited spots will be available for parking due to the new Kids' festival area in the Q Lot at 481 Kingston Street (bounded by Superior, Menzies, Kingston). There is limited parking for participants and volunteers in the F Lot at 512 Menzies at Michigan. Spots are first-come, first-served. Cars must be in place prior to 7:00 a.m. Q Lot and F Lot Map

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

City of Victoria Parking Services

Robbins Parking - Parking Lot Locations

Q Lot and F Lot Map

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