Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is a beautiful, seaside course with lots of mild undulations, but with a maximum elevation change of only 74 feet. Walkers are welcome as long as completion time is less than 7 hours

Vancouver Island’s premier running event, offering athletes an un-matchable running experience on the pristine West Coast. Our world-class, record-breaking course is designed by runners, for runners. As the only Certified Boston Qualifier on the Island, come join us to compete, to conquer and to move from warm-up to reward.

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will celebrate its 38th annual event on Sunday, October 8th. Over 8,000 participants are expected in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race, Marathon Relay and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run.

The event has become one of the largest annual sporting events on Vancouver Island. The Marathon is held annually on Thanksgiving weekend and with runners, family and friends staying for consecutive nights the economic impact on the City is considerable.

 

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Terry Fox Run – Sunday starting at 9AM

Run Day Details
Registration: 9:00 am
Opening Ceremonies: 10 am; Hair “Do”: 10:15 am to noon
Warm-up for Run: 10:20 am
Run Start: 10:30 am
Event End: 12:00 pm
Location: Mile 0, Beacon Hill Park (junction Dallas Rd & Douglas St near Terry Fox Monument)
For Run information please contact Darren Wark at darwark@telus.net  or 250-589-3273
For Great Canadian Hair “Do” information please contact Linda Johnstone at lindajohnstone@shaw.ca or 250-477-6545
There are also runs in Cental Saanich and Western Communities.  More info HERE

Route Information

Registration is done on grass, limited accessibility for bikes, wheelchairs and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome.
Route distance: 1 km, 2 km, 5 km, 10 km
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Dragon Boat Festival

Our mission says it all. The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is committed to bringing people together as individuals, as teams, and as businesses, by sharing our passion – dragon boating.

Friday, August 18

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

1:00 pm – Eye Dotting Ceremony

Taoist priests awaken the sleeping spirits of the dragon and bless the competition

2:00pm – Canada Dry Dragon Boat Festival begins

Site open, including Forbidden Village with food trucks, retails vendors, beer garden, and family cultural activities.

7:00 pm – Younger Than Yesterday

Younger Than Yesterday takes you back to the rock music of the 60s. Armed with their outfits and wigs this is a must see band for any music fan.

8:30 pm – Electric Sex Panther

A hard hitting band of young, multi-talented musicians from Victoria BC. Their sound: a tightly arranged combination of RnB, Hip Hop, soul and jazz.

9:00 pm – Lights of Courage Illumination Ceremony

Honour those who have been affected by cancer and help raise funds for research and treatment

 


Saturday, August 19

8:00 am – Races begin

Watch exciting dragon boat races from approx. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

10:00 am – Cultural Performances

Watch cultural performances on the main stage from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

6:30 pm – Paddlers’ Air Band Contest

Costumes, dances, skits, and more – our paddlers go all out, on the water and on the stage

7:30 pm – Back-beat

Canada’s Number One Nostalgia Band! The British Invasion from the Beatles to the Zombies and other great hits from the 60’s and more.

8:45pm – New Souls 

The New Souls have mission to craft a unique sound from their boundless love and respect of soul, R&B, and funk music. Well-crafted melodies, soaring lyricism, and a dynamic rhythm section make The New Souls a must-see live act.


Sunday, August 20

8:00 am – Semi-Final races begin

Watch exciting dragon boat races from approx. 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

10:00 am – Cultural Performances

Watch cultural performances on the main stage from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – Award ceremonies start

Taking place on the Main Stage, staggered awards after races

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Dragon Boat Festival Schedule Aug. 18 – 20 #yyjevents @VictoriaDragon

Victoria Dragon Boat FestivalIt’s going to be another busy weekend at the harbour as the Dragon Boat Festival kicks into high gear.  There’s lots happening over the course of the weekend for both competitors and spectators.  Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening.  You can find more information on their official website: http://victoriadragonboat.com Continue reading “Dragon Boat Festival Schedule Aug. 18 – 20 #yyjevents @VictoriaDragon”

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2017 Cycle of Life Tour

The Cycle of Life Tour is an annual 2-day cycling fundraiser for hospice care on Vancouver Island.

2017 Cycle of Life Tour

The Cycle of Life Tour is an annual 2-day cycling fundraiser for hospice care on Vancouver Island. This year’s tour will take 80 riders on an unforgettable cycle touring experience through the beautiful Saanich Inlet, Cowichan Valley and Gulf Islands. Cyclists will pedal nearly 200km of smooth country road to raise critical funds for patients and families in need of compassionate end-of-life care. Hospices provide specialized care to preserve quality of life for those living with terminal illnesses. They also support the families with counselling and bereavement support. Despite the value of their care, however, no hospice on Vancouver Island is fully funded by the health care system The 2017 Cycle of Life Tour is already 50% sold out! Register today or find out more at www.cycleoflifetour.ca

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2017 Island Summer Games

Your sports & entertainment festival Island Summer Games (“ISG”) returns June 23rd to 25th Topaz Park in Victoria, BC.

Your sports & entertainment festival Island Summer Games (“ISG”) returns June 23rd to 25th Topaz Park in Victoria, BC. (see website for exact dates & times for each sport)

 

Tournaments:
Basketball
Soccer
Ball Hockey
Co-ed Dodgeball
Co-ed Slopitch
Touch Football
Bocce ball

Amateur players of all skill levels & abilities, sports enthusiasts and scores of spectators make this 3 day outdoor event an island tradition. Never a dull moment with DJ’s, Beer garden, BBQ, exhibitors, awards, guest appearances & more!

On top of having a great time you will be supporting our charity of choice Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation. Visit www.CanLyme.ca for more details.

Webpage: www.IslandSummerGames.com

#ISG2017

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11th Annual Navy Run – Do it because you Can! This Sunday June 18th #yyjevents

Esquimalt, B.C.Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy

Eight Hundred runners are expected to participate in the 11th annual Navy Run taking place on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Esquimalt.  The 10K and 5K runs will start at CFB Esquimalt’s Naden property, travel through the Township of Esquimalt, and conclude with medal and award presentations by senior leaders from the Royal Canadian Navy.

This family–oriented event is open to all members of the community.  In addition to the 10K and 5K distances, there is also a kid’s fun run

WHEN:

Sunday June 18, 2017
10K and 5K – 8:45 a.m. start
Kid’s Fun Run – 8 a.m. start
Awards ceremony – approximately 11 a.m.

WHERE:        

CFB Esquimalt’s Naden property (intersection of Woodway and Admirals Rd).

More info: http://navyrunesquimalt.com

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Legacy Golf Tournament Drive To End Homelessness #yyjevents @BearMountain @VicCoolAid

Legacy Golf Tournament

Imagine helping to end homelessness by golfing and feasting!

Join Cool Aid at Bear Mountain Valley Course on Friday, July 14th, starting at 1:30 pm, for the Legacy Golf Tournament, a benefit for Victoria Cool Aid Society, presented by Hatch and Muir, which supports the construction of new housing for people who are homeless.

Reserve your place today at DriveToEndHomelessness.ca or call Alan at 250-414-4781. Shuttle service from downtown Victoria is available by request.

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Victoria Goddess Run

The 6th Annual Victoria Goddess 10K & 5K run/walk starts and finishes at Langford City Centre Park at Westhills Stadium.

(Langford, BC – February 15, 2017) There are going to be a few more tutus and smiles this year in British Columbia as the popular Victoria Goddess Run has expanded to include a lower mainland location, Port Coquitlam. With 3,000 participants expected this year in Victoria, the addition of Port Coquitlam will see at least another 1,000 women enjoying the 5K and 10K events. This announcement was made today at Frontrunners Westshore where sponsors, committee members, VIPs and media gathered to hear the 2017 Goddess Run plans.

“Since day one, our plan with the Goddess Run has been to take the successful formula we have here in Victoria and mirror it in other locations” announced Cathy Noel, Goddess Run Founder. “The Goddess Run brings out thousands of women each year who may not otherwise enter a race. For many it is their first race! Now in our 6 th year in Victoria, the timing was right to expand.”

In the first five years, $170,000 has been raised for charities in the Victoria community. With the event now in two cities, the new charity of choice for 2017 is the BC Cancer Foundation. Each event will raise money that will stay in their community.

“We are pleased to be the benefitting charity of this year’s Goddess Run,” said Sarah Roth, President and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation. “Together with the Goddess community we will help bring the most advanced cancer care to patients in Victoria, the Tri-Cities and across the province.”

Returning in Victoria as title event distance sponsors are BMO and Westhills, who will sponsor the 5K and 10K distances respectively. The media conference, held at Frontrunners Westshore, provided everyone with sweet treats from DeeBees Tea Pops. And Noel hinted at future partnerships soon to be announced.

“We are excited to have so many of our sponsors and partners returning each year, and we have some new partnerships which we will be announcing shortly. This is going to be another great Goddess year!”

The Victoria Goddess Run will take place on June 4, 2017, starting and finishing at Westhills Stadium in Langford. The Port Coquitlam Goddess Run is scheduled for June 11, 2017, starting and finishing at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre.

For more information on the Goddess Run visit www.goddessrun.ca

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Swiftsure

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club brings you the Swiftsure International Yacht Race, the premier long distance sailing race in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing three overnight race courses (78.7, 101.9, and 138.2 nautical miles) and a day-long race course.

2017 Swiftsure Race - Victoria BCThe Royal Victoria Yacht Club brings you the Swiftsure International Yacht Race, the premier long distance sailing race in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing three overnight race courses (78.7, 101.9, and 138.2 nautical miles) and a day-long race course.

Monohulls and multihulls of every size are welcome to race Swiftsure. Choose from single, double handed, and fully crewed divisions. With the start line off the beautiful waterfront of Victoria, BC, and racing in the Strait of Juan de Fuca with its rugged coastline and challenging winds and currents, this is a must for all sailors young and old. 2017 will be the 74th race and events begin May 25th.

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