GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Registration Deadline – Sept 15

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Sept 11, 2014 (ISN) – (Victoria, BC – September 11, 2014) The regular registration deadline
for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is just days away – on
September 15. To date, over 7,200 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 2,100; Half
Marathon at 5,600; 8K Road Race at 3,500 and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run
at 1,300. There are only 220 spots left in the Marathon so participants
are encouraged to register to avoid disappointment.

“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. “The 35th Annual Event is a tremendous
milestone for the organizing committee and we challenge everyone – first
timers and seasoned runners / walkers to celebrate and take part in the
Anniversary year of the marathon. You can also sign up to volunteer and
be part of the crew of 1,600 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 $45. After
September 15 late registration fees will apply – $130 for the Marathon,
$95 for the Half Marathon and $50 for the 8K Road Race. The entry fee
for the Thrifty Foods Kids Run remains at $17 until October 11.

For the sixth year in a row the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will
host the BC Marathon Championships. The total prize purse for the
Marathon and Half Marathon is $46,650, with $4,000 each going to the top
male and female Marathoner, and a $5,000 bonus for a new men’s or
women’s Marathon course record. The Men’s course record was set in 2013
by Lamech Mokono in 2:13:42 and the Women’s by Lucy Njeri in 2011
(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). Two World
Records have also been set in Victoria. Gwen McFarlan in 2010 in the
W75-79 (4:02:27); and Betty Jean McHugh in the W80-99 in 2008 (4:35:52).

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