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ISN- (Victoria, BC — May 29, 2014) The 3^rd Annual Victoria Goddess Run
takes place this weekend on Sunday, June 1. The highly successful
women’s-only run features three distances — the BMO 5K, Westhills 10K
and the Red Barn Market Half Marathon. The organizers have also
announced a weekend of activities for participants to be held at The
Westin Bear Mountain in Langford, and new routes for the runs on Sunday.

The three races all start on Langford Parkway. The BMO 5K runs to
Jacklin and Jenkins to Glen Lake Road and Parkdale before heading into
Westhills and the finish on Langford Parkway by Westhills Stadium. The
Westhills 10K is the same route as the 5K with the addition of a loop in
Colwood and an out-and-back along Irwin before running through
Westhills. The Red Barn Market Half Marathon is two loops of the 10K
course.

“The Goddess Run takes place in a beautiful area, and we have worked
closely with Westhills and the City of Langford to try and find the most
goddess friendly routes, as well as ones that will work within the
boundaries of the municipality, and avoid some of the busier areas,”
says Cathy Noel, Co-Founder and Race Director. “It is never an easy
task, but we certainly try each year to make the routes better and
memorable without impacting the community.”

The Goddess Run has also added a myriad of activities prior to Sunday’s
race. Partnering with The Westin Bear Mountain, participants can enjoy
Moksha Sunset Yoga on Friday, May 30 at 7: 00 pm. On Saturday, May 31 at
11 am there will be a the 3K Westin Bathrobe run, jog, walk followed at
1 pm by a 1.5K run Family Run/Walk. Proceeds from the Yoga and Bathrobe
Run go to the Victoria Women’s Transition House and Victoria Sexual
Assault Centre, and proceeds from the Family Run/Walk to the third
official charity KidSport — Active Girls Program.

“The Goddess Run has become a fixture event in Greater Victoria – and as
the third largest participation event in the region, we wanted to build
it into a grander “goddess” weekend in our third year.We are excited to
partner with such exceptional facilities at Bear Mountain, and to pamper
the goddesses throughout the three days,” says Andrea Carey, Co-Founder
of the Victoria Goddess Run. “We also want to increase funds raised for
our incredible charity partners.The weekend will feature lots of special
touches that our event is known for – silver pendants at the finish
line, a great pre-race expo, beautiful technical shirts, and new this
year is a lipstick station so the goddesses can look fantastic as they
cross the finish line!”

The Goddess Run has raised $70,000 to date for its three official
charities. Five dollars from each registration is donated to one of
these worthwhile charities – participants can choose which charity will
benefit from their donation. So far over $23,000 has been raised through
the 2014 event. Over 2,300 participants are expected to run this year.

“We invite the community to come out and cheer on the Goddesses. We also
have over 200 individuals helping as part of the Westhills Volunteer
Crew, ” adds Noel.

Online registration has closed, bur Goddesses can still register at the
Race Expo at The Westin Bear Mountain on Friday, May 30 from 3 pm — 8
pm, and Saturday, May 31 from 9 am — 4 pm.

Information on the new routes, the weekend activities and how to
register is on www.victoriagoddess.com

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