September 5, 2013, Victoria, BC – The regular registration deadline for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is just over a week away – on September 15. To date, over 7,400 registrations have been received for all four events – the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run.
It is expected that there will be an increase in registrations over the next few days before the late registration fees apply.
All four races have been capped –the Marathon is capped at 3,000; Half Marathon at 6,000; 8K Road Race at 3,500 and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run at 1,300.
“Whether it is your first time to participate in one of the events or your 100th, there is still time to register and prepare your body and mind for race day,” says Cathy Noel, General Manager of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. “Challenge yourself and commit to the event of your choice and make it happen! You can also sign up to volunteer and be part of the crew of 1600 people.”
The regular marathon entry fee is $110. The deadline also applies to the Half Marathon and the 8K Road Race where the fees are $85 and $40. After September 15 late registration fees will apply – $130 for the Marathon, $95 for the Half Marathon and $45 for the 8K Road Race. The entry fee for the Thrifty Foods Kids Run remains at $15 until October 12.
For the fifth year in a row the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will host the BC Marathon Championships. There is $37,300 available in prize money with $3,000 each going to the top male and female and a $5,000 bonus for a new men’s or women’s course record. The Men’s and Women’s Marathon course record was set in 2011 by Thomas Omwenga (2:14:31) and Lucy Njeri (2:37:56). Natasha Fraser set a new Women’s Half Marathon record in 2012 (1:14:06). The Men’s Half Marathon record is held by Jon Brown (2002 – 1:02:32). Gary Barber holds the Men’s 8K course record (1989 – 23:23) and Ulla Marquette holds the Women’s record (1991 – 26:24). For more details, visit www.runvictoriamarathon.com