Alan Robertson only decided on the day of the race that he would run the BMO Vancouver Marathon 2013. Due to recurrent injuries, he had only done a minimum of long runs and felt unprepared for the race – but decided on the day to give it a try.
It has been nearly 6 years since I ran my last marathon. In 2008 I participated in the IMG New York City Marathon. However, I did not race as I was racing Haney 2 Harrison the following weekend. Instead, I ran with a good friend and simply took in the experience.
I had applied for an [...]
When the respective first and second place finishers of the 2012 BMO Vancouver Marathon spoke of competition Friday – at a lead-up event to 2013 edition of the Sunday race – they spoke of rivalries.
(Victoria, BC – January 16, 2013). As the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon prepares to celebrate its 34th Annual event on Sunday October 13, 2013, we are pleased to announce that online registration is now open. There are four events to choose from: the Marathon (42.2km), Half Marathon (21.1km), 8K Road Race or the Thrifty Foods [...]
Registration has just opened for the Winter Solstice Westwood Lake Marathon and Half Marathon to take place December 21st and 22nd. What a great way to celebrate the end of the world. Sign up for the 21st if you want to make sure you get to race – or for the 22nd if you’re optimistic [...]
Thanks to a few brave women who challenged the status quo of the ‘all-male’ marathon, women now account for around 40% of most marathon participants and are clocking amazing times. After many years of lobbying, the women’s marathon was only included in the Olympics 28 years ago in 1984.
Since the revival of the Olympics in [...]
As thousands of runners descend on New York City from all over the globe for the one of the world’s largest and most prestigious marathons, they are met with the news that the race has been called off. Under pressure from politicians and NY citizens, the NYC marathon has been cancelled for the first time in its 40 year history. Even [...]
Registration opened today .. and usually fills up same day .. however, few spots are still available! Sign up NOW if you are considering participating in the first half of the year! Spectacular scenery .. but only 2000 runners accepted!
The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Half Marathon is the most competitive Half Marathon in BC this year, according to BC Athletics. The ranking is based on the times of the top 20 men and women. The Half Marathon, with the Marathon and 8K Road Race, took place on Sunday, October 7.
The Half Marathon also ranked as [...]
Marathon record-holder Thomas Omwenga made it two in a row today when he won the 33rd Annual GoodLife Fitness Marathon. Natasha Fraser (nee Wodak) also followed her 2011 victory by breaking her own Half Marathon Course record. The event, held under un-seasonal, warm, sunny conditions also saw eight age-group records and a Guinness World Record.
The 33rd Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon takes place Sunday, October 7th, 2012
The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon has modified its Qualifying Standards for elite athletes in the Marathon and Half Marathon, to encourage more local and North American runners to apply. These new standards will be in effect for the event this year, which takes place on Sunday, October 7, 2012. In addition, course record bonuses will [...]
The early bird registration deadline for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is just days away – on July 15. To date over 4,300 registrations have been received for all four events – theMarathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run & Marathon. It is expected that there will be an increase [...]
VANCOUVER, BC (15/06/2012) – Two members of Canada’s 2012 Olympic marathon team will line up at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon in their final race before the London Olympics. On June 24, 2012 Olympic-bound athletes Eric Gillis and Reid Coolsaet will join an expected 7,000 runners and walkers in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5K event. In [...]
Ellie at last year's Comrades Marathon —
Ultra-marathon specialist Ellie Greenwood, who now lives in North Vancouver, finished second today at the prestigious Comrades Marathon in South Africa.
Greenwood held a narrow lead through the halfway stage of the 89km race, but fell back to eventual winner Elena Nurgalieva, who strengthened her decade-long grip on the race. Elena Nurgalieva secured [...]
When the runners participating in the full or half marathon components of the inaugural Surrey International World Music Marathon begin their run, they will be setting history as well as taking the first step towards the world of marathon’s biggest event – the Boston Marathon.
Despite it being the first year of the event, the [...]
History will be made on Sunday, May 6th at the 41st running of the BMO Vancouver Marathon with races selling out at the capped limit of 5,000 marathon and 10,000 half-marathon runners. Runners from nearly 50 countries will be part of the inaugural launch of the re-designed point-to-point courses.
The 2012 BMO Vancouver Marathon now includes [...]
SURREY, B.C. The Surrey International Marathon Society is pleased to announce the addition of the Relay Race category to its list of events for the inaugural Surrey International World Music Marathon taking place Sept 28 – 30, 2012. The new Relay Race will offer registrations for two-person teams running the Half Marathon and four-person teams running the [...]
The annual Vancouver Bike Show and Outdoor Adventure Show takes place this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Saturday and Sunday March 3 and 4, 2012.
Both events are sure to attract large crowds on a weekend that is expected to be very wet.
The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show will include over 250 exhibitors featuring everything for [...]