Kipkoeach_GoodLfe_FLashThe early bird registration deadline for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is just days away – on Wednesday July 15. The 36th Annual event features a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race and Thrifty Foods Kids Run. For the seventh year in a row the event will host the BC Marathon Championships.

All four races are capped – the Marathon is capped at 2,100; Half Marathon at 5,200; 8K Road Race at 3,000 and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run at 1,300.

“Everyone participates in events for different reasons. For the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon there are so many reasons to be involved in one of the four events, including raising money for a charity, the great New Balance shirts, designer finisher medals, beautiful scenery, for lifestyle, someone challenged you…what is your reason? We challenge you to choose October 11th to be at the start line,” says Cathy Noel, General Manager of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon.

The early bird marathon entry fee is $100. The deadline also applies to the Half Marathon and the 8K Road Race where the fees are $75 and $40. After July 15 regular registration fees will apply – $110 for the Marathon, $85 for the Half Marathon and $45 for the 8K Road Race. The entry fee for the Thrifty Foods Kids Run remains at $17 until October 10.

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 Road Race 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).

We encourage you to #RunLocalFirst. Run with us on October 11, 2015!

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