After the Race

After the Race

Awards

Finisher Medals

All finishers in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race, Marathon Relay and Thrifty Foods Kids’ Run will receive a finisher’s medal in the finishing chute.

Certificates

Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K Road Race finisher certificates will be able available in PDF format from the race results page on the website.

Individual Award Categories

The top 3 male and female places in each 5-year age category will be awarded. In addition, awards are given to the overall male and female, top male and female masters (40+), top wheelchair winners and top visually impaired athletes. For participants aged under 19, awards for the 8K Road Race will be given as Under-12, 13-15, and 16-19. Awards will be based on chip time result.

Team Award Categories

First place will be awarded in each of the following team categories:

  • Marathon – Open, Masters (40+), Married, and CHEK CPP Team.
  • Marathon Relay – Men, Women, Mixed.
  • Half-Marathon – Open, Masters (40+), Married, and CHEK CPP Team.
  • 8K Road Race – Open, Masters (40+), Married, Juniors (19 and Under), Parent/Child (15 and Under), and CHEK CPP Team.

Rules

  • All runners on Masters teams must be at least 40 years of age. Master runners may join an Open team.
  • Runners on Junior teams must all be 19 years old or younger.
  • Runners on a Parent/Child team must have one adult and one child under 15.
  • Marathon Relay team members can run more than one leg.
    • Open – Any mix of genders. Minimum 2, maximum 5 team members. Members can run more than one leg.
    • Mixed – Minimum 2 women. Minimum 2, maximum 5 team members. Members can run more than one leg.
    • Women – All women. Minimum 2, maximum 5 team members. Members can run more than one leg.
  • CHEK CPP teams are comprised of participants raising pledges for one of our CHEK Charity Pledge Program charities.
  • Only one team may be selected.

Prize Money

All finishers in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race, Marathon Relay and Thrifty Foods Kids’ Run will receive a finisher’s medal in the finishing chute.

Men and Women - 2017MarathonHalf Marathon8K Road Race
1st Place Open$3,000$1,200$500
2nd Place Open$2,000$600$350
3rd Place Open$1,000$300$150
Top Canadian$1,000$500
1st Place Master (40+)$500$250
2nd Place Master (40+)$250$150
3rd Place Master (40+)$150$100
Course Record Bonus$4,000$1,000
Masters Course Record Bonus$500$250
Subtotal - Men$12,400$3,850
Subtotal - Women$12,400$3,850
Purse Available$24,800$7,700
Total Purse Available (all events)$32,800

NOTE: Open and Master prize money for men and women is available to all runners of any nationality. A bonus may be awarded to any Canadian citizen, male or female, for breaking the Marathon or Half Marathon Course Record. Only one bonus will be paid to the race winner. The men’s marathon course record is 2:13:42 and the women’s course record is 2:37:56. The men’s half marathon course record is 1:02:32 and the women’s course record is 1:14:06. Prize money awards will be based on gun time result.

Marathon Time Incentive Bonuses for All Athletes

Prize MoneyMenWomen
$4,000 CDN2:11:00 or better2:35:00 or better
$3,000 CDN2:12:00 or better2:36:00 or better
$2,000 CDN2:13:00 or better2:37:00 or better

NOTE: A time incentive bonus may be awarded to the overall race winner of the Marathon, male or female, of any nationality.

Race Portraits

Race portraits are a great souvenir. Photos will be available after the race through MarathonFoto. After the race, you will be sent an email from MarathonFoto with a link to your photos with costs and methods of payment.

How do I find my race portraits from previous years?

Click here and start typing Victoria Marathon into the provided search box, and the past few years will come up. Choose your year, or you can search by last name/bib number.

Disclaimer

All photographs, videos or other images taken during the event activities by the Victoria Marathon Society, its agents employees or contractors, may be used by the Victoria Marathon Society to promote or publicize its future events, without permission. 

  • MarathonFoto is the official photographer of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon.
  • Visit their website for examples of their work on many major events throughout North America. MarathonFoto offers convenient & secure ordering options & superior customer service.
  • Order via Internet, Phone or Fax.
  • MarathonFoto products are backed by a 100% money-back guarantee.
  • Participants can choose from a variety of digital, and presentation products, plus traditional photo packages.
  • Photos will be online within 3 to 5 days of the race.

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