FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Traffic Advisory for Sunday, October 9, 2011
32nd Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon
(Victoria, BC - October 3, 2011). On Sunday, October 9, the GoodLife
Fitness Victoria Marathon route will start in downtown Victoria on Menzies
and wind through the downtown core into James Bay and Beacon Hill Park,
along Dallas Rd to Gonzales Bay. It will proceed into Fairfield, Oak Bay
and Uplands before the turnaround. The route then returns the same way.
There will be a loop at the Lawndale/Cowichan area that will be the
turnaround point for the Half Marathon.
Some small residential roadways on the route will be closed for various
periods of time. Anyone living in the area south of McNeill Avenue, east of
Foul Bay Avenue and west of Oliver Street and need to cross the marathon
route in their vehicle, may do so on Foul Bay Road at McNeill Avenue.
Following the start of the two main races - the Half Marathon at 7:30 a.m.
and the Marathon at 8:45 a.m. Menzies, Michigan, Government and Wharf will
be closed between 7:25 - 8:05 a.m. and 8:40 - 9:20 a.m. Johnson will be
closed from Wharf to Cook between 7:35 - 8:15 a.m. and 8:50 - 9:30 a.m. All
traffic will have full access north of Humboldt, west of Cook following the
last runner at approximately 9:30 a.m. to access Douglas Street and
Blanshard and escape north out of Victoria.
No traffic will be permitted on Dallas Rd. between 7:15 am and 2:30 pm.
The police will be opening the course as soon as it is safe for
participants and allow cars on the route. Please note that the early start
Marathon is at 6:30 am - watch out for lead cyclists and runners.
Police will be allowing some traffic to travel across the race route when
it is safe; however it is advised that vehicles be parked on a street not
included on the Marathon route. Your vehicle will be towed from the roadway
if it is affecting the running route.
The police will begin opening the roads as the participants finish the
different sections of the course. At 2:30 pm all streets will be re-opened
to traffic except for Belleville Street between Douglas and Menzies, and
Government Street between Superior and Humboldt. These streets will re-open
once finish line equipment has been taken down.
More information on road closures, escape routes and parking can be viewed