Marathon participants with the Legislature in the background

Royal Victoria Marathon

PO Box 675, 185 - 911 Yates Street Victoria BC V8V 4Y9

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Think Victoria and images of a spectacular coastline with ocean views, and quaint, historic neighbourhoods come to mind. Add a world class marathon and enthusiastic spectators and you have the Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, held on Thanksgiving Weekend – October 8, 2023.

New for 2023, the Royal Victoria Marathon (RVM) is adding a 5K distance to the slate of events which include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K and Thrifty Foods Kids Run. And for the first time, the distances will be split over two days, with the Oak Bay 5K and Kids Run taking place on Saturday, October 7 in Oak Bay with the Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K being held on Sunday, October 8 following the traditional courses, starting and finishing in downtown Victoria.

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Marathon participants with the Legislature in the background
Marathon start on Menzies
Marathon participants running through downtown Victoria
Marathon runners in Oak Bay
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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.