On the morning of Sunday, October 13th over 8,000 people will participate in the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. The races (Marathon Early Start – 6:30 am, Marathon and Half Marathon — 8:00am, 8K – 8:50am, and Thrifty Foods Kids Run – 10:30am) start near and finish in front of the BC Legislative Buildings. Runners will finish the events by 2:00pm.
The Marathon will affect vehicular traffic in the following areas: Downtown, James Bay, Cook Street Village, Beacon Hill Park, Fairfield, Oak Bay and Uplands. Police, city staff and race organizers are working to ensure a safe route for the participants and the community. Residents and commuters should expect delays, and be prepared to use alternate routes. Times for road closures are approximate. Roads will be re-opened on a rolling schedule as the participants pass through the various neighbourhoods.
No Parking: No parking is allowed on the race route. No parking, special event signs will be put up in the City of Victoria and cars will be towed from roads along the course for the safety of all participants and public on Sunday morning beginning at 2:30 am.
Extended complete closures for set up, use, and take down of start, finish, recovery and support areas.
New for this year – The marathon and half marathon will be running down Menzies to Simcoe, left on Simcoe, left on Government to Yates Street, turning right on Yates.
The other change is the marathon and half will be going on Robertson and Lillian before heading north on Richmond.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
1100–2400 Belleville between Menzies and Government (in front of BC Legislature)
Sunday, October 13, 2019
0000–1800 Belleville between Menzies and Government
0400-1330 Dallas between Cook and Douglas
Belleville between Government and Douglas;
Government between Superior and Humboldt
— except access lane to Empress Hotel porte cochère from Humboldt
0500–1130 Menzies between Belleville and Superior
0500–1530 Belleville between Oswego and Menzies
Full rolling closures along race routes while runners pass — approximate times in following schedule.
Intermittent access across the race route (Police patrolled) will be provided for:
Yates/Douglas and Yates/Blanshard
Cook/Fort and Fairfield/Cook
Foul Bay at Richardson/McNeill
Set up of cones, pylons, signs and aid stations along the course will start around 3am, with take down in
the hours after the race has passed. Cautious, controlled access may be permitted in this extended time.
Please slow and heed traffic control personnel, road marshals, cycling officials and other volunteers.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
0745–0820 Menzies–Simcoe–Government (Along Menzies to Simcoe, along Simcoe to
Government and along Government from Simcoe to Superior)
0800–0830 and 0840–0905 Government from Humboldt to Yates
0805–0840 and 0850–0920 Yates from Government to Cook
0805–0845 and 0850–0925 Cook (Southbound) from Yates to Fort
Cook (Southbound) from Fort to Park Blvd
Cook (Northbound) between Oscar and Park Blvd
0810–1000 Park Blvd
0810–0915 Heywood Ave–Southgate from Park Blvd to Arbutus
0815–0945 Arbutus–Bridge–Circle–Camas–Heywood Way — Beacon Hill Park
0810–0945 Douglas between Toronto and Dallas (**Except BC Transit)
0820–1000 Cook between Park Blvd and Dallas
0820–1315 Dallas–Hollywood–Crescent between Douglas and Irving
0830–1300 Robertson – Lillian –Richmond–Richardson between Crescent and Foul Bay
0835–1100 Lawndale–Quamichan–Cowichan from Richardson to Richardson
Route Marshalls & Traffic Control Professionals
will be in place by 8 am – 12:30 pm for Early Start Marathoners. The main start
marathoners will be the bulk of the runners resulting in the following closures.
0840–1240 McNeill–Hampshire–Granite–Mitchell between Foul Bay and Oak Bay Ave
0845–1225 Oak Bay between Mitchell and Monterey – closed Eastbound
Oak Bay Avenue will be open westbound lane only.
0850–1220 Monterey–Windsor–Oliver between Oak Bay Ave and Beach Drive
0855–1210 Beach Drive between Oliver and Windsor
0905–1135 Beach Drive between Windsor and Exeter
0915–1105 Exeter Road
0850–1345 Dallas between Douglas and Erie
0855–1400 Erie–St Lawrence–Kingston–Montreal–Quebec–Pendray–Belleville
1000–1045 Superior from Menzies to Montreal
1015–1130 Montreal Street (from Superior to Kingston)
Kingston (from Montreal to Menzies) – Rolling Opening
NOTE: Traffic heading to the COHO between 7:00 am and 9:10, after the 8k has started will be
held in double lanes on Superior between Government and Douglas.
Any traffic destined for the Coho or other James Bay destinations should wait for the road
opening at Douglas/Yates –This is the fastest way into town. DO NOT TRY AND DRIVE AROUND
THE RACE – IT WILL TAKE YOU LONGER.
Maps and more information can be found on our website at: www.runvictoriamarathon.com