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Race news Royal Victoria Marathon

03 June 2021, 8am

Live running event for Thanksgiving weekend – Marathon distance to return in 2022

Victoria will have live half marathon and 8K

Royal Victoria Marathon
Sun 10 October 2021

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The Victoria Marathon Society is excited to announce that there will be an in-person Half Marathon and 8K race on Sunday, 10 October.

Registration for these races will open on Tuesday, 8 June. Individuals who register for the full Royal Flush Virtual Series of five events will have the option of running the Half Marathon or 8K on 10 October at no additional charge.

“We are very excited to return to an in-person race and know that runners will be equally thrilled to get to a start line and experience the excitement that builds prior to the gun going off,” says Cathy Noel, GM & Race Director. “Participating in the Royal Flush Virtual Series during the summer and then the in-person race in October is a great way for us to get back to a sense of normality in our community. Many of our enthusiastic volunteers are returning and will be cheering everyone throughout the race.”

The Marathon distance will not be held this year but will return in 2022, assures Jonathan Foweraker, President of the Victoria Marathon Society.

“The Marathon has traditionally attracted participants not only from Victoria and Vancouver but across Canada and abroad. Not knowing exactly what travel will be like in the fall we would prefer to stage the 41st Royal Victoria Marathon in 2022, when we can truly celebrate a return to running,” he says. “This announcement is a great way to celebrate Global Running Day and I know lots of people will be excited to start training for their first in-person race for over 18 months.”

The CHEK Charity Pledge Program will be run for the 17th year. To date the program has raised over CAD 2 million (1.36 EUR) for local charities.

The event will be dependent upon the Public Health Orders in place at the time.

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