Race Weekend

Race Weekend

Race Weekend

Package Pick-Up

Race Packages may be picked up from the Victoria Marathon Race Expo at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC on:

  • Friday, October 9, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 10, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 11. There is NO Day-Of-Race registration.

Limited package pick-up (race number and timing device only) is available to pre-registered, out-of-town entrants (Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K Road Race only) on Race Day on the Legislative Grounds next to the Gear Check Tents from 6:00 a m – 8:30 am.

Pre-registered participants can check to see if there are any shirts left at Shirt Swap at the Victoria Conference Centre on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (while sizes last). Bring your race number with you.

Local residents will not be able to pick up packages on Race Day.

Note: For the out of town package pickup participants and/or those who have decided not to run but would still like to pick up their shirt, can do so on Sunday prior to 2:00 pm. After 2:00 on Sunday there is no shirt pickup and shirts will not be mailed out. Shirts are on first come first served basis on Sunday. Your bib number is required for Race Package Pickup.

There is no “team” package pick-up so each participant must arrange to have their package picked up at Race Package Pick-Up.

Thrifty Foods Kids Run participants pick up their race packages in the main Expo area. Please see the Kids Run page for more information on school team package pickup. Kids Run race packages are not available on Race Day.

Package Pick-up Tips

  • Find your number prior to coming to race package pickup – Link will be here closer to race day
  • Pick up your Race Number with Timing Tag.
  • Check your chip and familiarize yourself with the instructions for affixing and returning.
  • Pick up your Race Package (this includes sponsor products, maps and final instructions) and shirt.
  • Pre-purchased Carbo Gala Dinner and Bus Tour tickets will be available for pickup at the Tickets Kiosk on Level 2 of the Victoria Conference Centre. Please bring your race number with you.
  • Arrive prior to the Expo closing (Saturday at 6:00 p.m.) to pick up the size you requested when you registered.

All runners will receive the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Race Guide which will contain essential race information, maps and articles!

Race Expo

On October 9-11, 2020, the Race Expo takes place at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street. Exhibitors will be open at the same time as Race Package Pickup and on Sunday during the awards. The Speaker Series will be held in the Expo Theatre on Saturday afternoon.

The Expo is FREE and open to the public. 
Come visit over 40 exhibitors featuring sponsors, souvenirs, merchandise, running apparel and accessories, nutritional and fitness products, samples, interactive displays, and much more.

2019 Exhibitors

Click “read more” to see a list of our exhibitors from 2019.

2019 Exhibitors

BC Athletics
Bear Mtn 10K
Bracelayer
Canada Run Club
Ceevacs Running Club
Elite Promotional Marketing
Endur Apparel
Freshii
Funky Pants
Get Vizzy
Goddess Run
GoodLife Fitness
Hearth Victoria
KidSport Victoria
Navy Run
New Balance
North Olympic Discovery Marathon
NUUN
Oak Bay Half Marathon
Oasis
OES Wellness
Pan Am Cross Country Championships/VICCA
Planet Foods
Purica
Russell Books
Shoppers Home Health Care/Wellwise
TC10K
The Stick
Three Farmers Foods

Bus Tours
This is a great way to check out your race route!  Bus tours depart from the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street. Pre-purchased tickets will be available at the Tickets Kiosk on Level 2 of the Victoria Conference Centre. Please bring your race number with you. Purchase your tickets online during registration.

Pre-Race Massage
Need a massage before your run? We will have massages happening at the Race Expo. Massage – $20 for 15 minutes.

Carbo Gala Dinner
Our Carbo Gala often sells out, so book your ticket while you register (or if you have already registered you can log back into your Race Roster account and purchase them now)! The event will feature a guest speaker tba and the perfect pre-race meal. Saturday, October 10th, 6:30 p.m.

Carbo Dinner, Bus Tours, Massage

Bus Tours
This is a great way to check out your race route!  Bus tours depart from the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street. Pre-purchased tickets will be available at the Tickets Kiosk on Level 2 of the Victoria Conference Centre. Please bring your race number with you. Purchase your tickets online during registration.

Pre-Race Massage
Need a massage before your run? We will have massages happening at the Race Expo. Massage – $20 for 15 minutes.

Carbo Gala Dinner
Our Carbo Gala often sells out, so book your ticket while you register (or if you have already registered you can log back into your Race Roster account and purchase them now)! The event will feature a guest speaker tba and the perfect pre-race meal. Saturday, October 10th, 6:30 p.m.

Speaker Series

The Speaker Series will take place at the Victoria Conference Centre all day Saturday. Open to the general public, this is a great opportunity to hear some amazing speakers providing you with inspiration, education and more!

Our 2020 list of speakers will be announced in the new year. The Speaker Series is emceed by Rod McCrimmon.

10:00 a.m. The Ins and Outs on Race Day: run your best race by knowing what to expect on the course
General Manager, Cathy Noel and VMS Director, Rob Reid
Cathy and Rob offer tips and answer questions in this Q & A session.

11:00 a.m. TBA

12:00 p.m. TBA

1:00 p.m. TBA

2:00 p.m. TBA

Live Tracker

The 2020 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K Road Race will feature the latest in real-time race tracking by providing Live Results via our timing partner, Race Day Timing Services.

Closer to race day we will have a link here for you to be able to track your racer.

Features Include:

  • Live Web Tracker – See times and current pace within seconds of a participant crossing each split point. Estimated times will be provided based on current pace.
  • Live Leaderboard – See who is winning via the Live Leaderboard. Top runners in each category will be displayed in real-time as they lead the way through the course.
  • Live Map Tracking – Participant locations will be plotted on the interactive course map as progress is made on course. The position of each participant is estimated based on the most recent timing received from the bib read. NOTE: Participants do not need to carry their phones for this feature to work.
  • NOTE: Times posted during the event are unofficial. Official results are posted upon completion of the event.

Race Day – Sunday, October 11, 2020

  • The 2020 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half Marathon, & 8K Live Results will be available via the web on race day. A link will be posted here the week of the event. Participants, family & friends can all use Live Results to share in the excitement. On race day, spectators can get status of participants in real-time using the Live Tracker & Leaderboard. Details such as time, pace, position on the map and estimated finish will be instantly available!

The athlete data will be downloaded at NOON on Friday, October 9.

Live Tracker

Live Streaming on CHEK

CHEK News will be at the finish line again this year making sure you can watch your favourite racer(s) as they complete their race!

Click the live stream HERE

VIP Delegate Program

Victoria Conference Centre, Destination Greater Victoria and its local partners would like to say ‘Thank You’ by presenting you with our exclusive Delegate VIP Program.

You are a VIP and we recognize that your time visiting our destination is limited. Our VIP Program quickly and easily points you to the best deals and discounts at restaurants, shops, attractions, tours, transportation and more. Just show your Delegate VIP Tag at participating businesses LISTED HERE.

PRINT OFF your VIP Tag and carry it with you on race weekend.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 9, 2020

EventDetailsTime
Press ConferenceVictoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Level 2. Meet elite athletes, sponsors and charities, and help kick off Race Weekend!10:30am
Victoria Marathon Race Expo, Race Package Pickup and Late RegistrationVictoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Level 212:00pm - 6:00pm
Pre-Race MassageVictoria 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.2:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, October 10, 2020

EventDetailsTime
Run with Bart Yasso!Run with Bart Yasso,Rob Reid & more from Frontrunners Footwear, 1200 Vancouver Street. Enjoy a shake-out run to the Terry Fox statue and back.8:00am
Victoria Marathon Race Expo, Race Package Pickup and Late RegistrationVictoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Level 29:00am - 6:00pm
Pre-Race MassageVictoria 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.9:00am - 6:00pm
Speaker Series - FREEVictoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Level 2, Expo Area.10:00am - 3:00pm
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.10:30am and 1:30pm
Carbo Gala DinnerFairmont Empress Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 721 Government Street. Join us for a spectacular pre-race buffet dinner. Special Address: To be confirmed.

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). Great draw prizes! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
6:30pm

Sunday, October 11, 2020

EventDetailsTime
Racing EventsSee course information page for Race Day events and times
Victoria Marathon Race Expo and Awards Ceremonies8K Road Race11:00am
Half Marathon12:00pm
Marathon1:00pm
Post-Race MassageVictoria 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.
9:00am - 2:00pm