Victoria, BC – September 10, 2012 (ISN) – The regular registration deadline for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is just five days away – on September 15. To date, over 8,100 registrations have been received for all four events – the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run & Marathon.
It is expected that there will be an increase in registrations over the next five days before the late registration fees apply.
All four races have been capped –the Marathon is capped at 4,000; Half Marathon at 6,800; 8K Road Race at 4,000 and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run & Marathon at 1,000.
“The field this year is vast with a diverse group of ages and goals, which shows that the event appeals to everyone,” says Cathy Noel, General Manager. “Thanks to the volunteers, sponsors and committee we are hosting an amazing weekend of events that meet the needs and dreams of the first time runner, the champions and everyone in between. The participants feed off the energy and enthusiasm from each other which makes for personal best times and great memories.”
The regular marathon entry fee is $105. The deadline also applies to the Half Marathon and the 8K Road Race where the fees are $80 and $40. After September 15 late registration fees will apply – $130 for the Marathon, $90 for the Half Marathon and $45 for the 8K Road Race. The entry fee for the Thrifty Foods Kids Run & Marathon remains at $15 until October 9.
The 33rd Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon takes place Sunday, October 7th, 2012. For the fourth year in a row it will host the BC Marathon Championships. The total purse available in the Dairlyland Elite Athlete Program, including incentive bonuses, is $38,800. In 2011, three new course records were set. Thomas Omwenga set a new men’s Marathon record in 2:14:33; Lucy Njeri broke the 22-year women’s Marathon record in 2:37:56, and Natasha Wodak set a new women’s Half Marathon record in 1:15:27. For more details, visit www.runvictoriamarathon.com.