Royal Victoria Marathon
Victoria, British Columbia CA
Sunday October 13, 2013

Royal Victoria Marathon Information

The Royal Victoria Marathon is an annual event held in Victoria, British Columbia. The marathon attracts runners from all over Canada, and was first held back in 1980. Now under the banner of Good Life, the current event is hoping to top record numbers set back in 2006. In that year, there were 1,863 participants in the full marathon. The addition of the half marathon, along with the 8K run has also seen an annual participation of no less than 10,000 runners. The event also includes a 1.2 kids run, which is a great way to promote good health in younger audiences. With Vancouver Island as its venue, this year's race is expected to draw a record number of competitors as well.

This year's festivities will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2012. In fact, this is the 33rd year of the race, which will see a number of celebrations and parties across Victoria. For travelers attending the races, they simply need to contact their booking agent for more information. The Royal Victoria Marathon has networked with local hotels and motels to secure the best rates for all guests and visitors. Travelers can also access the marathon's main site for more information on local events. As part of the festivities, a Carbo Gala Dinner will be held at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. This lavish dinner will feature a mouth-watering buffet dinner for all athletes, friends, and family members. The event will also feature live music and entertainment in celebration of the race. Tickets can be purchased at the kiosk, which is located at the Victoria Marathon Race Expo.

One huge change at this year's race revolves around eligibility. In the past, only Canadian citizens were permitted to participate in the races. This year, however, Permanent Residents and Refugees are eligible to participate. This is in conjunction with the Marathon organizers that simply want to promote running for all age groups and individuals. The organizers have also modified their criteria and qualifications. In fact, they are urging more local and North American runners to apply. Like years past, this event will feature both the full and half marathons. Shuttle services to and from the race will also be offered for all guests and visitors.

With over 1,500 volunteers on hand, this year's race is set to be a memorable occasion. While all runners will compete to the best of their abilities, the emphasis is on sportsmanship and health. In fact, a number of individuals will be walking to the race from nearby hotels and venues. The marathon also permits both photography and video, as well as hand-held and wireless devices. This is a great way to stay in touch with friends, while letting them know the results of all the races. Those participating in the races also have access to nutritional guides online. This too is available at the main site, and features training manuals and running videos.

As one of the top annual events in Victoria, the Royal Marathon attracts thousands of athletes and spectators. Whether you're participating or just visiting, you are guaranteed to have hours of non-stop entertainment and fun. For more information on the race, visit their main site and support your local runners today!