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Author: Louise Hodgson-Jones

Louise Hodgson-Jones is a media relations and communications specialist with extensive knowledge of sports events, marketing materials, media, publishing and writing. As Sponsorship and Marketing Manager, and Media Liaison of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, she gets to mix her love of running with promoting Western Canada’s most scenic marathon. Every October on Thanksgiving weekend the Victoria Marathon hosts over 12,000 runners from all over North America and overseas. With families and friends, the population of Victoria balloons to over 20,000 on race weekend. “The Victoria Marathon has a reputation for its hospitality, organization and great volunteer spirit. We have participants coming back year after year,” says Louise. The Marathon was voted the Best Marathon in Western Canada in 2010 by readers of Get Out There Magazine. Louise also volunteers at other running events including the Vancouver Island Race Series, the TC10K and the newest race on the Island, the Victoria Goddess Run. Her greatest running moment was running the Boston Marathon in 2011. However as she says: “Victoria is the best place to be in the world if you are a runner.


Best Viewing Spots for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 4:48PM by Louise Hodgson-Jones

marathon startThe GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is happening tomorrow, Sunday, October 13 and with 11,000 participants registered Victoria will be a bustling city this Thanksgiving Weekend. If you want to ...

Running Through History Pt. 3

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 12:25PM by Louise Hodgson-Jones

We are at the ten kilometre mark of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Dallas Road and on our left is the Ross Bay Cemetery. Dating from 1873, this 27.5 acre site is the burial site for many ...

Running Through History - Part 2

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 8:52AM by Louise Hodgson-Jones

Where were we? Exploring the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon course, and enjoying the history and scenery as we run along. With five kilometres down, we now look forward to some spectacular ...


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