After months of training, over 14,000 participants will lace-up to run and walk to 24th annual TC10K in Victoria, B.C. on Sunday, April 28, 2013. The 10km road running race is the largest on Vancouver Island and is a popular draw for many runners from Vancouver and across the Pacific Northwest.
The race starts at precisely 8:00am, on Government Street in front of the BC Legislature Buildings. Participants will follow a marked course around Victoria’s downtown core, to Fairfield, through Beacon Hill Park, around James Bay, and finishing back at the Legislative Buildings on Victoria’s inner harbour.
Road closures will be in effect along the race route from 5:00am until 12:00pm on race day. Roads within the race area will remain open, but drivers will not be able to cross the route until the roads re-open. Pedestrian traffic will be able to cross the course, providing they do not interfere with runner safety.
Participants can pick up their race packages at the race expo, located at
the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel on Friday, April 27 from noon – 5:00pm, and Saturday, April 28 from 10:00am – 6:00pm. Race-day package pickup will only be available for out-of-town competitors. Crystal Gardens (713 Douglas Street) at the following times:
- Friday April 26 → 9am – 11am, Corporate and Sports Team Package Pickup Only
- Friday April 26 → noon – 6 pm, Corporate, Sports Teams and Individual Package Pickup
- Saturday April 27 → 10am – 6 pm, Corporate, Sports Teams and Individual Package Pickup
The TC10K is also one of the few races in British Columbia that offer live social media tracking during the race. Pre-registered participants can sign-up online to have their race time published on their Twitter and Facebook status feeds as they cross special mats located at the 5km, 8km, and finish lines.
There is still time to register for the TC10K.