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Frequently Asked Questions

No. There will be no replacements made on race morning. No Bib Tag = No Results.

No. Kids Run participants will be distinguished by their race shirt and number.

A person running in your place with a different gender or a different age group can lead to errors in the results, and deny legitimate winners of their justly won prizes. Also, in the event of an accident or medical condition, wrong information may have serious consequences. If you are unable to run, you can still pickup your race shirt (if you registered prior to posted deadline), at the package pickup times posted below on this page. Note: there will be no post-race shirt pickup.

Yes!  Walkers must not walk more than 2 side-by-side for safety reasons; faster runners from the other races will be approaching from behind. The following time limits apply.

Marathon – Early Start     6:30 a.m. (est. finish of 5:30-7:30 hrs only)
Marathon – Main Start     8:45 a.m. (est. finish of 5:29 or less)

Indicate your expected finishing time on your entry form. The finish line closes at 2:30 p.m.

For more information on pledges and fundraising, visit the CHEK Charity Pledge Program page.

Yes, the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon course is IAAF and Athletics Canada certified and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon. It is also sanctioned by BC Athletics.

Victoria, the capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia, is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Victoria is 70 miles northwest of Seattle, WA and 50 miles south of Vancouver, BC. Victoria is a popular tourist destination for people from around the world and is easily accessible via a wide variety of air and sea transportation options.

See our Travel Page for information on travel and lodging options.

Baby joggers are not permitted in the Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon and 8K Road Race for insurance and safety reasons. If an accident were to occur between a runner and a baby jogger, neither party would be covered by our event liability insurance. The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is a foot race. For safety and liability reasons all events are limited to registered runners only. Bicycles, hand cycles, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, skates, pacing and running with dogs are strictly prohibited on the course. Non-compliance with these safety rules will result in disqualification. Nordic poles are not permitted.

iPods/ music listening devices are not encouraged but are permitted at the Victoria Marathon. Here is the disclaimer that applies to these devices:

Please keep your volume low enough so that you can hear the instructions of the volunteers, police and/or emergency vehicles along the route. This is for your safety.

Yes, if you cannot pick up your package, please arrange for someone to pick it up for you; they must have a copy of your registration confirmation email. Race numbers will be posted at Race Package Pickup.

Sorry, there are no refunds or deferrals and registrations may not be transferred to another runner. Course Tours, Carbo Gala Dinner, and Post-Race Massage are refundable until August 31st with a written request.

Check the Register Page for information on Registration Changes.

Yes, the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is pleased to have the “Super Pacers” to help runners achieve their 2017 Marathon and Half Marathon goals. Click here for more information.

No. Registration ends at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Yes. On recommendation from BC Athletics, Marathon participants must be 18 or older, and all Half Marathon participants must be 16 or older.