On the morning of Sunday, October 8th over 8,000 people will participate in the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. The races (Marathon Early Start – 6:30 am, Marathon and Half Marathon — 8:00am, 8K – 8:50am, and Thrifty Foods Kids Run – 10:15am) start near and finish in front of the BC Legislative Buildings. Runners will finish the events by 2:00pm.
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 for the participants and the community. 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 participants pass through the various neighbourhoods.
Important: No parking is allowed on the race route. No parking, special event signs will be put up in the City of Victoria and cars will be towed from the course on Sunday morning.
Extended complete closures for set up, use, and take down of start, finish, recovery and support areas.
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