GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Racers took off at the 2018 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. (Victoria Marathon photo)

Sunday road closures planned for 40th Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Many downtown roads closed between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon

 

David Knox (left) and Lori Chestnut (nee Bowden) hold up a signed poster. Knox has been collecting the posters from the Ironman Kona competitions, as well as the signatures of the male and female champion of each race. Chestnut was the champion for 1999 an 2003. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria signature puts Ironman super-fan one step closer to completing unique collection

Iowa man has collected Ironman Kona posters and signatures for nearly a decade

 

Victoria marathoner’s message one of hope

Victoria marathoner’s message one of hope

Runner underlines importance fundraiser aspect of Victoria marathon

  • Jun 30, 2019

 

Participants in the 36th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon get set to dash at the starting line, Sunday. (James MacKenzie/News staff)

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon a wet ride

Kenyan Daniel Kipkoech hits the finish line first, for the fifth straight year

  • Oct 8, 2018
Participants in the 36th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon get set to dash at the starting line, Sunday. (James MacKenzie/News staff)
There will be road closures around Victoria on Oct. 7 for the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. (File photo)

Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon means road closures Sunday

Over 8,000 will run in the marathon, which starts in front of the B.C. Legislature

There will be road closures around Victoria on Oct. 7 for the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. (File photo)
GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon seeks volunteers

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon seeks volunteers

The 39th annual event returns Oct. 7, requires more than 1,600 volunteers

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon seeks volunteers
Young runners get ready to start the Thrifty Foods Kid’s Run at the 2017 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. The 1.25-K run is overseen by volunteers from Kidsport Victoria and the proceeds benefit that organization. Courtesy Kidsport Victoria

MARATHON MOMENTS: Kid’s run a great way to finish the day Oct. 7

Thrifty Foods Kid’s Run offers fun for participants, fiunding for Kidsport

Young runners get ready to start the Thrifty Foods Kid’s Run at the 2017 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. The 1.25-K run is overseen by volunteers from Kidsport Victoria and the proceeds benefit that organization. Courtesy Kidsport Victoria
Volunteers are a big part of the medal presentations at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon weekend. Photo by Matt Cecill/Courtesy GoodLife Fitness Victoira Marathon

MARATHON HELPERS: Volunteers make this race run

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon needs more for Oct. 5-7 weekend

Volunteers are a big part of the medal presentations at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon weekend. Photo by Matt Cecill/Courtesy GoodLife Fitness Victoira Marathon
Runners show off their retro look during the 5K fun run held as a prelude to the GoodLIfe Fitness Victoria Marathon 2018 launch Tuesday evening. Photo by Brynn Featherstone

Retro run helps launch 2018 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Registrations have already begun, early bird rates still in effect

Runners show off their retro look during the 5K fun run held as a prelude to the GoodLIfe Fitness Victoria Marathon 2018 launch Tuesday evening. Photo by Brynn Featherstone
38th annual marathon shines the sporting spotlight on Victoria

38th annual marathon shines the sporting spotlight on Victoria

6,900 of roughly 8,000 starters finished the marathon, half-marathon, 8K, relay or Kids Run

38th annual marathon shines the sporting spotlight on Victoria
Fourth win for Kipkoech at Victoria Marathon

Fourth win for Kipkoech at Victoria Marathon

Follow along as Black Press provides video coverage from the races and results as they come in

Fourth win for Kipkoech at Victoria Marathon
Runners take off at the start of a previous GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Menzies Street. The marathon and half marathon routes pass through Victoria and Oak Bay, with those events plus the 8K and Thrifty Foods Kids Race finishing near the start line beside the legislature. Follow the race action this Sunday at vicnews.com.                                News file photo

Follow the GoodLife Victoria Marathon action here Sunday

Black Press to feature live video feeds from the races, links to full results

Runners take off at the start of a previous GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Menzies Street. The marathon and half marathon routes pass through Victoria and Oak Bay, with those events plus the 8K and Thrifty Foods Kids Race finishing near the start line beside the legislature. Follow the race action this Sunday at vicnews.com.                                News file photo
Children line up at the start line of the Thrifty Foods Kids Run on Menzies Street. The 1.25-kilometre run is part of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Oct. 8. Photo contributed

MARATHON COUNTDOWN: Kids Run adds to family atmosphere in Victoria

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon runs the gamut of age groups

Children line up at the start line of the Thrifty Foods Kids Run on Menzies Street. The 1.25-kilometre run is part of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Oct. 8. Photo contributed
Nick Walker gives his pro tips on training for a marathon. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Pro tip 4: Celebrating your successes

High performance runner Nick Walker takes us through tip 4 of 4 video tips on training leading up to the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Oct. 8

Nick Walker gives his pro tips on training for a marathon. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Nick Walker gives his pro tips on training for a marathon. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Pro tip 3: Running Technique

High performance runner Nick Walker takes us through tip 3 of 4 video tips on training leading up to the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Oct. 8

Nick Walker gives his pro tips on training for a marathon. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Pro tip: Preparing for a Marathon, part 2

Pro tip: Preparing for a Marathon, part 2

High performance runner Nick Walker takes us through tip 2 of 4 video tips on training leading up to the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Oct. 8

Pro tip: Preparing for a Marathon, part 2
Preparing for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Tip 1

Preparing for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Tip 1

High performance runner Nick Walker takes us through tip 1 of 4 video tips on training leading up to the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Oct. 8

Preparing for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Tip 1