Victoria marathon registration tops 7,500

So far, more than 7,500 have been received for all four events: marathon, half-marathon, 8K road race and kids' run

The countdown is on for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon.

So far, more than 7,500 have been received for all four events – the marathon, half-marathon, 8K road race and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run.

All four races have been capped – the marathon is capped at 2,100; half-marathon at 5,600; 8K road race at 3,500 and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run at 1,300.

“Whether it is your first time to participate in one of the events or your 100th, there is still time to register and prepare your body and mind for race day,” said Cathy Noel, general manager of the marathon.

“The 35th annual event is a tremendous milestone for the organizing committee and we challenge everyone – first timers and seasoned runners (or) walkers to celebrate and take part in the anniversary year of the marathon.”

For the sixth year in a row the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will host the B.C. Marathon championships.

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.

For more details and to register, please go online to runvictoriamarathon.com.