More than 1,200 join 8th annual ‘Goddess’ charity run

Community charity drive raised money for cancer research this year

Clear skies and breezy weather greeted more than 1,200 runners who took part in the eighth annual Goddess run over the weekend. For the second year, the five and 10-kilometre road races started and finished at Belmont Secondary.

ALSO READ: Women enjoy perfect day for annual Goddess Run

“Two years ago we had incredible heat. Last year we had clouds and rain the night before, but this year was ideal,” said Cathy Noel, Race Director. “Once again Langford showed off their support of the event with lots of cheering and support on the course – and even some sprinklers to keep our Goddesses refreshed.”

READ ALSO: Langford-based Goddess Run expanding to mainland

Many of the runners were in groups of friends and family, “with lots of generations represented.” Langford firefighters were on hand to place finishers’ medals around the participants’ necks. Top runners for the ‘Westhills 10K’ included Sofia Donnecke (43:21), Kylyn Athey (45:04) and Melissa Brunner (46:06). Lucy Smith (20:26), Sophie Mallory (21:55) and Liv Rabien (23:20) led the pack for the ‘BMO 5K.’

ALSO READ: Three generations of women ready to rock the Goddess Run in Langford

The Goddess Run has raised over $200,000 for charity since 2012. Money raised this year will go to BC Cancer Foundation.

As part of the Participaction Community Better Challenge, the Goddess Run is also competing with communities across the country for a $150,000 prize. ‘Canada’s Most Active Community,’ along with five regional communities who will receive $20,000 each, will be awarded the prize to support local initiatives promoting physical activity. Winners and finalists will be announced later this month.



swikar.oli@goldstreamgazette.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Victoria women’s program in critical need of household items for women

Everything from dining sets to beds is needed to keep their programs running

Rain throughout the day for Tuesday

Plus a look ahead at the week

CPR month promotes hands-on approach to life-saving measure

PulsePoint Respond App alerts people if there is a victim of a cardiac arrest within 400 metres

Unwrap the glam and make someone shine at the Hudson’s Bay

Special event raises funds for improving mental health across Canada

War bride’s oversea voyage to Canada took a leap of faith

More than 45,000 women immigrated to Canada after the Second World War

VIDEO: Pups in the pool: West Shore rec centre’s Dog Swim a success

West Shore Parks and Recreation goes to the dogs Sunday night

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

Victoria Jazz Orchestra concert raises funds for the Single Parents’ Resource Centre

Maria Manna on tap for the Nov. 16 performance in Victoria

Renowned men’s chorus ‘Back by Popular Demand’ in Victoria

One of Canada’s premier singing ensembles kicks off its 39th season on Nov. 16

Mexican culinary celebration fills Victoria Public Market

Taco, Tequila and Margarita Fiesta takes over the Victoria Public Market the evening of Nov. 16

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

Most Read