IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTRATION

2014 Entry Fees (Canadian Dollars)

  Special
until May 15
Early
May 16 - July 15
Regular
July 16 - Sept. 15
Late
Sept. 16 - Oct. 11
Marathon (Race Cap - 2100)
*Shirt not guaranteed after October 8
$90 $100 $110 $130
Half Marathon (Race Cap - 5600)
*Shirt not guaranteed after October 8
$65 $75 $85 $95
8K Road Race (Race Cap - 3500)
*Shirt not guaranteed after October 8
$35 $40 $45 $50
THRIFTY FOODS Kids Run (Race Cap - 1300)
*Includes t-shirt, goody bag and finisher's medal. Shirt size not guaranteed after October 8
Regular until October 11
$17
Bus Tours of the Marathon and
Half Marathon Course
- October 11
$10 per ticket
Carbo Gala Dinner - October 11 $45 per ticket
Post-Race Massage - October 12 $20 for 15 minutes

REFUND POLICY

ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-DEFERABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Course Tours, Carbo Gala Dinner, and Post-Race Massage are refundable until August 31st with a written request.

Can I Transfer My Race Entry?

A person running in your place with a different gender or a different age group can lead to errors in the results, and deny legitimate winners of their justly won prizes. Also, in the event of an accident or medical condition, wrong information may have serious consequences. If you are unable to run, you can still pickup your race shirt (if you registered prior to posted deadline), at the package pickup times posted below on this page. Note: there will be no post-race shirt pickup.

Registration Options

1. Register Online (until Wed, Oct 8, NOON): Online Registration for 2014 is Now Open!
Race caps are as follows.

2. Register by Mail (until Wed, Oct 8, NOON):
Download a printable entry form. Send your entry with payment to:
GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon
PO Box 675, 185-911 Yates Street
Victoria, BC V8V 4Y9

3. Register In-Person (until Wed, Oct 8, NOON) at:
Frontrunners Footwear
1200 Vancouver Street
Victoria, BC V8V 4X3
Phone: 250.382.8181

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Registration Changes

Downgrade to a shorter race, upgrade to a longer race or make changes to your registration information at the Victoria Marathon Race Expo at the Victoria Conference Centre on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11. See notes below. Pick up your number for the event you originally registered for and visit the Late Registration desk to switch to a different race.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTRATION

  • Refunds - Sorry, no refunds on entry fees. Course Tours, Carbo Gala Dinner, and Post-Race Massage are only refundable until August 31st with a written request.
  • Deferrals - Sorry deferrals are not available. You can downgrade to a shorter race while race numbers last.
  • Transfers - A person running in your place with a different gender or a different age group can lead to errors in the results, and deny legitimate winners of their justly won prizes. Also, in the event of an accident or medical condition, wrong information may have serious consequences. If you are unable to run, you can still pickup your race shirt (if you registered prior to posted deadline), at the package pickup times posted below on this page. Note: there will be no post-race shirt pickup.
  • Downgrades - There are no refunds associated with downgrades. Downgrades can be made online through your Race Online account (if you do not have an account, create one here).
  • Upgrade - You will pay the difference in fee from the time you registered. For example, if you paid $60 for the Half Marathon when you registered and want to upgrade to the Marathon after Sept. 15, you will pay $70.00. Upgrades can be made online through your Race Online account (if you do not have an account, create one here). Note: Participants will not be able to upgrade to events that are sold out.
  • Add Tickets and/or Post-Race Massage - Add Tickets/Massage online (login or create an account with the same email address you used to register; regular processing fees apply). Tickets for the Carbo Gala Dinner and Course Tours are subject to availability; check at the Tickets Kiosk at the Race Expo on Race Weekend. Space is not guaranteed to participants registering for post-race massage on race weekend; visit the Massage Desk in the Expo area on Friday and Saturday for any available post-race spots.
  • Contact us at support@raceonline.ca for further assistance.

Participant Shirts

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is pleased to feature technical shirts by New Balance and ‘Heron’ artwork by local First Nations artist, Tom Spetter. The Great Blue Heron symbolizes self-determination and self-reliance. For runners, the Heron represents an ability to progress and accomplish goals in training and racing. Be strong and brave along the way – you can do it!

2014 Shirts

 

Men's

Women's

Marathon
Sequence Jacket
Colour: Fireball/Lead

Sequence Hooded Jacket
Colour: Poisonberry/Mulberry
Half Marathon
Accelerate Long Sleeve
Colour: Petrol/Hi-Lite

Accelerate Long Sleeve
Colour: Paradise/Silver Mink
8K Road Race
Accelerate Short Sleeve
Colour: Combat/Lead

Accelerate Short Sleeve
Colour: Mulberry/Poisonberry
Thrifty Foods Kids
Run

100% Cotton Tee
Colour: White

Marathon

Participants will receive a long-sleeved New Balance technical jacket if registered by October 8. Men's and women's sizing is available. *Jacket not guaranteed to those registering on Race Weekend.

Half-Marathon

Participants will receive a long-sleeved New Balance technical shirt if registered by October 8. Men's and women's sizing is available. *Shirt not guaranteed to those registering on Race Weekend.

8K Road Race

Participants will receive a short sleeved New Balance technical shirt if registered by October 8. Men's and women's sizing is available. *Shirt not guaranteed to those registering on Race Weekend.

Thrifty Foods Kids Run

Participants will receive a 100% cotton t-shirt. *Shirt not guaranteed to those registering on Race Weekend.

Deadlines

Participants will receive a New Balance technical garment if registered prior to posted deadlines. Shirts are not guaranteed to those registering for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race and Thrifty Foods Kids Run after October 8.

Shirt Pick-Up

Shirts are distributed first-come, first-served. Arrive early to pick up the size you requested when you registered. You will receive your shirt at Race Package Pickup on Friday, October 10 (3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, October 11 (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) at the Victoria Conference Centre. Shirts will not be mailed - please have yours picked up at the Victoria Marathon Race Expo if you are unable to participate. Please note: Race Packages (including shirts) not picked up prior to the race are forfeited.

"Can I exchange my race shirt because it is too small/big?"

Shirt swap will occur ONLY on Sunday, October 12 at the Victoria Marathon Race Expo. It will start at 9:00 a.m. and is based on availability. There will be no post-race shirt swap after the Victoria Marathon Race Expo closes at 3:30pm.

Race Package Pickup

Race Packages may be picked up from the Victoria Marathon Race Expo at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC on:

  • Friday, October 10, 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 12. There is NO day-of-race registration. Limited package pick-up (race number and timing chip only) is available to pre-registered, out-of-town entrants on race day at the corner of Belleville and Government Streets from 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Local residents will not be able to pick up packages on race day.

    Please note: Race Packages (including shirts) not picked up prior to the race are forfeited. Your bib number is required for Race Package Pickup; it will be located on a list at the Victoria Conference Centre. If you cannot pick up your package, please arrange for someone to pick it up for you; they must have a copy of your registration confirmation email. Race numbers will be posted at Race Package Pickup.

THRIFTY FOODS Kids Run participants pick up their race packages in the main Expo area. Kids Run race packages are not available on Race Day.

Map to the Victoria Conference Centre

PACKAGE PICKUP TIPS

  • 'Find Your Number' on bulletin boards at the Victoria Conference Centre.
  • Pick up your Race Number and Timing Chip.
  • Check your chip and familiarize yourself with the instructions for affixing and returning.
  • Pick up your Race Package (this includes sponsor products, maps and final instructions) and shirt.
  • Pre-purchased Carbo Gala Dinner and Bus Tour tickets will be available for pickup at the Tickets Kiosk on Level 2 of the Victoria Conference Centre. Please bring your race number with you.
  • Shirts are distributed first-come, first-served. Arrive early to pick up the size you requested when you registered. Shirts will not be mailed - please have yours picked up at the Victoria Marathon Race Expo if you are unable to participate. Only those that have registered prior to posted deadlines are guaranteed shirts. Shirt swap will occur on Sunday starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Victoria Marathon Race Expo. There will be no post-race shirt swap.
  • Go through to the Victoria Marathon Race Expo area:
    1. Pick up/purchase Souvenir Apparel from the New Balance booth.
    2. Check out dozens of exhibitors who are eager to share samples or information about their products with you.
    3. Enjoy our line-up of speakers, have a pre-race massage, enjoy a course tour.

TIMING INFORMATION

ChronoTrack and Raceday Logo

RACE TIMING

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will be using the Chronotrack 'B' Tag to time the Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K Road Race. The 'B' tag is a single strip RFID tag that is adhered to the backside of your race bib.

It records the time it takes you to get from start to finish no matter where in the pack you are. You will pick up and verify your 'B' Tag at Race Package Pickup.

GUN TIME AND CHIP/BIB TAG (NET) TIME

  • Gun Time is the official time. All awards and finishing positions are based on GUN TIME - the time from the start of the race (gun) to when you cross the finish line as per IAAF, Athletics Canada, BC Athletics, USATF, AIMS and International Awards standards.
  • Chip/Tag (Net) time is the elapsed time from when the runner crosses the starting mats at the start line to the time when the runner crosses the finishing mats.
  • The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon provides both Gun Time and Chip/Tag Time in the race results. Chip/Tag Time can be used to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

INSTRUCTIONS:

See attached file for proper use and wearing instructions for your race bib.

PRE-RACE

  • We will be using the Chronotrack 'B' Tag to record your race time. You will pick up and verify your 'B' Tag at Race Package Pickup. It records the time it takes you to get from start to finish no matter where in the pack you are.
  • Your Bib Tag is attached to the back of your race number. DO NOT remove it or fold it. Attach your race number to the front of your shirt prior to the race. No 'B' Tag = No Results.
  • Ensure your Race Number is visible; the 'B' Tag will not work properly if it is covered with layers of clothing or worn on the back.
  • Do not crumple your race number or damage the 'B' Tag in any way; a crumpled/damaged 'B' Tag will cause the 'B' Tag not to work.

RACE DAY

  • You must wear your race number (with "B" Tag) or you will not receive a time. The race number should be worn on your outermost layer of clothing on the front of your chest.
  • You must cross the timing mats at the start and finish lines to receive a finish time. No other timing method will be used.

RACE FINISH

After you cross the finish line, you do not need to return your race number. The 'B' tag is disposable.

CAN I GET ANOTHER "B" TAG ON RACE DAY IF I FORGET MINE AT HOME?

No. There will be no replacements made on race morning. No "B" Tag = No Results.

DO I NEED A "B" TAG TO PARTICIPATE IN THE THRIFTY FOODS KIDS RUN?

No. Kids Run participants will be distinguished by their race shirt and number.

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