Oak Bay municipal worker Jared Goldade checks a sign reminding motorists of closures during the 2013 marathon. Oak Bay approved the route again this year.

Marathon ready to roll through Oak Bay

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon’s special event application got the green light July 20.

  • Aug. 3, 2015 6:00 p.m.

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon’s special event application got the green light July 20.

Runners and walkers will sweat through Oak Bay again this October with the municipality offering support as a gold level sponsor.

Cheering stations for the Oct. 11 event are slated for Beach Drive through the Victoria Golf Club, at Cattle Point on Beach Drive at Glenlyon Norfolk School and on Oak Bay Avenue. The event supports 22 charities this year through its Charity Pledge Program.

With Mayor Nils Jensen away on vacation, he didn’t address the invite to the Green Walk, an initiative where dignitaries do a sweep of the course from start to finish on the afternoon after the marathon to eliminate any trace of the 11,000 participants, leaving the 42-kilometre course cleaner than when the event started.




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