RVM adds extra marathon spots to postpone sell out!
Victoria Marathon
by Tami Tate
5d ago
(Victoria, BC - July 10, 2024)  With an unprecedented surge in registrations, the Royal Victoria Marathon was facing a sell out in the marathon distance with over three months to go until the event in October. The event had originally increased its spots available in the marathon by 21% this year in comparison to 2023, but those sold out in the spring. They have been increasing the available spots over the last few months, but those have continued to sell out. “We didn’t want to sell out the marathon distance in the spring, so our team has been working tirelessly to come up with a new pla ..read more
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2024 RVM on track to sell out months before the event
Victoria Marathon
by Tami Tate
2M ago
(Victoria, BC, May 15, 2024). With registrations over double what they were at this time last year, the 2024 Royal Victoria Marathon is looking to sell out months before the event in October. Planning is well under way with a new Team Challenge added to the mix, a thriving CHEK Charity Pledge Program, shirts from Under Armour, volunteer recruitment launching and a monthly free Webinar Speaker Series. The event also hopes to attract elites from across Canada to take part in the world-renowned course. “Marathons and half marathon events are selling out around the world, including the BMO Vancouv ..read more
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After 20+ years, new Half Marathon course record set at the Royal Victoria Marathon
Victoria Marathon
by Tami Tate
10M ago
(Victoria, BC – October 8, 2023) — In 2002, three-time Olympian Jon Brown set the Royal Victoria Half Marathon course record at one hour, two minutes and 32 seconds. It had stood for 21 years. Sunday, Cameron Levins from Black Creek, BC (now living in Portland, OR), ran 1:01:18, exactly one-minute off of his Canadian record. With beautiful race conditions, and two sold out distances, Sunday was the perfect day for the 43rd annual event. For the first time since 2014, registrations surpassed 9000, with racers taking part in one of the five distances being offered in 2023. The marathon had 1,860 ..read more
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Royal Victoria Marathon Returns on Thanksgiving Weekend
Victoria Marathon
by Tami Tate
1y ago
(Victoria, BC – October 7, 2022) The Royal Victoria Marathon (RVM) is back with a full complement of events after two years of disruption due to the pandemic. On Sunday October 9 nearly 8,000 participants will participate in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K, and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run. The Half Marathon and 8K were held last year but the Marathon distance hasn’t been held since celebrating its 40th year in 2019. Marathon weekend kicks off on Friday, October 7 with the two-day Race Expo at Crystal Garden on Douglas Street, Victoria, where participants can pick up their race bibs and shirts a ..read more
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Royal Victoria Half Marathon and 8K celebrates a return to racing
Victoria Marathon
by Tami Tate
2y ago
(Victoria, BC – October 10, 2021) Sunny but cool and windy weather greeted over 4,000 participants in today’s Royal Victoria Half Marathon and 8K, the first in-person road race that Victoria has seen for over 18 months. Mathew Travaglini and Leanne Klassen won the Half Marathon and Reid Muller and Sarah Inglis won the 8K, with Inglis setting a new course record for the second year in a row. The Half Marathon had 2,715 registrants and the 8K 1,704 for a total of 4,419. Travaglini, from Calgary won in 1:06:44 closely followed by Coquitlam’s Brendan Wong in 1:06:53. Third was Logan Roots from Cou ..read more
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Road Closures for Race Weekend – Saturday, October 9 & Sunday, October 10
Victoria Marathon
by Tami Tate
3y ago
 (Victoria, BC – October 5, 2021) On the morning of Sunday, October 10 over 4,500 people will participate in the Royal Victoria Half Marathon and 8K Road Race. The races (8K Start – 7:30 am and Half Marathon — 9:30 am) both start and finish on Belleville between Oswego and Menzies Streets. Runners will finish running / walking both events at 1:00 pm. The events will affect vehicular traffic in the following areas: Downtown, James Bay, Cook Street, Beacon Hill Park, and Fairfield/Gonzales. Police, city staff and race organizers are working to ensure a safe route for the participants and th ..read more
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RVM Announces Vaccination Status for Live Races 
Victoria Marathon
by Tami Tate
3y ago
MEDIA RELEASE (Victoria, BC – September 15, 2021) The Victoria Marathon Society has announced that participants, volunteers and on-site personnel will need to be double vaccinated, showing proof of vaccination for COVID-19, for the in-person Half Marathon and 8K on Sunday, October 10. Masks will also be mandatory at the start and finish line areas but can be removed when racing. This in-person event policy has been introduced following the recent announcement from the provincial health officer that states individuals will now be required to provide proof of vaccination to access a broad r ..read more
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Victoria Marathon Society announces a live running event for Thanksgiving Weekend
Victoria Marathon
by Tami Tate
3y ago
(Victoria, BC – June 2, 2021) The Victoria Marathon Society is excited to announce that there will be an in-person Half Marathon and 8K race on Sunday, October 10. Registration for these races will open on Tuesday, June 8. 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 October 10 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 Cath ..read more
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The Royal Victoria Marathon is Back!
Victoria Marathon
by Tami Tate
3y ago
January 18th, 2021 The Victoria Marathon Society is excited to announce the return of the Royal title to its name: the Royal Victoria Marathon. For 31 years the Marathon was known as the Royal Victoria Marathon until 2010 when GoodLife Fitness acquired the title rights. You can read the full media release here ..read more
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New marathon champion crowned and two 8K course records set at the 40th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon
Victoria Marathon
by Tami Tate
5y ago
(Victoria, BC – October 14, 2019) Perfect fall weather conditions greeted over 8,000 participants in Sunday’s 40th annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. Eric Finan and Andrea Lee won the marathon distance, Will Norris and Cleo Boyd the half marathon and two course records were set in the 8K by Justin Kent and Sarah Inglis. The […] The post New marathon champion crowned and two 8K course records set at the 40th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon appeared first on GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon ..read more
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