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Participants Gear Up For 24th Annual TC10K

TC10K 2013 Course MapAfter 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.


Registration is Now Open for the TC10K

tc10k route map 2013

On Sunday, April 28, thousands of runners and walkers will lace up for the 24th annual TC10K, held in Victoria, B.C. Registration is open for the 10km road race event. Adults can register for $40, and team for $35 each. The TC10K is the perfect race for anyone who is training for The Vancouver Sun Run or the BMO Vancouver Half Marathon.

“The TC10K is great value and the registration is one of the most reasonable race fees in Western Canada,” says Race Director Jacqui Sanderson. “Our run clinics are seeing larger than normal numbers and so we expect an increase in registration this year.”

Registration is currently at 5,300. In 2012, there were 12,483 registered participants in the TC10K and the Thrifty Foods 1.5k Family Run. For 2013, the running clinics at the 13 recreation centre locations have a record 483 participants.

“We are delighted with the response to the clinics. It shows that more and more people are taking up running and walking, and want to adopt a healthy lifestyle,” adds Sanderson.

Individual race package pick-up, which includes your souvenir race t-shirt, race bib and timing chip, will be Friday, April 26 from noon – 5:00pm, and on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00am – 6:00pm, at the race expo.

New for 2013, Frontrunners Footwear and New Balance Victoria will also be sponsors, providing technical gear for the official running clinics and offering souvenir garments for all participants at the race expo April 26-27.


Over 10K Finish the TC10K

Photo Credit: TC10K

The 23rd annual TC10K got underway in Victoria, BC on Sunday, April 29 under cloudy skies – ideal conditions for the 10,258 finishers of the 10km race (11,883 registered).

Photo Credit: TC10K

The winner of the men’s overall was Kip Kangogo (2010 winner), coming in at 29:51, followed by Willy Kimosop (2009 and 2011 winner), at 30:05. Finishing in third place was nine-time USA National team ember, Joseph Gray of Newcastle, WA at 30:24.

“The crowds were great and cheering me on,” said Kangogo. “Because of my win, my company, Flaman Fitness will donate $1,000 to one of the charities supported by the TC10K.”

Kangogo is originally from Kenya and now lives in Lethbridge, Alberta. Already this spring he has placed first in Vancouver’s Harry’s Spring-Off 8km and second place at the Vancouver Sun Run.

Photo Credit: TC10K

First place women’s finisher was Natasha Wodak-Fraser of Port Moody, BC at 34:32.  She also took home the first place at the Vancouver Sun Run, and is the course record holder for the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Half Marathon. Finishing second in the women’s division was six-time TC10K winner, Lucy Smith of Victoria, BC, at 35:14 and Lisa Harvey finished this at 35:23.

Three-time Paralympic gold medalist, Michelle Stilwell came in second at 30:54 in the wheelchair race, which was won by Vancouver’s Masashi Shinoda at 29:19.

Individual participant results are available on the TC10K website.


TC10K Road Closures

The 23rd Annual TC10K will take place on Sunday April 29, 2012. The route starts at Government and Belleville, heading north on Government/Wharf to Johnson, east on Johnson, south on Vancouver, east on Richardson, south on Moss, east on May, south on Memorial to Dallas Rd. The course then continues on Dallas, finishing in front of the Legislative Building.

The start/finish area at Government and Belleville will be closed from 5am until 12:00pm on Sunday April 29. All intersections along the race route will also be closed. Roads inside of the race route will remain open, but motorists will not be able to leave this area until roads re-open. Pedestrians will still be able to cross the race course, though there may be some delays.

There will be no on-street parking on the race route from midnight until 11:00am on Sunday, April 29. All cars parked on the race route during this time will be towed at the owner’s expense.

The current race course offers a significant advantage to motorists in that it allows for rolling openings of roadways as soon as the last runners pass through various points along the route.

All streets on the race course will be closed as of 7:45am on Sunday, April 29. Re-opening times will vary by location. The following is a list of approximate opening times:

  • Government at Humboldt: 8:21 am
  • Johnson at Douglas: 8:35 am
  • Johnson at Quadra: 8:41 am
  • Vancouver at Richardson: 8:49 am
  • Richardson at Moss: 8:59 am
  • Dallas at Memorial: 9:24 am
  • Dallas at Cook: 9:48 am
  • Dallas at Douglas: 10:14 am
  • Belleville at Oswego: 10:33 am

The City of Victoria will be posting no parking signs on the course two days prior to the event to ensure that all residents are notified of road closures. The Victoria Police Department will be assisting with traffic control for this important community event, to ensure the safety of all participants.


Live Twitter and Facebook Updates for TC10K Participants

This could quite possibly be the coolest thing this year at any road running race in British Columbia in 2012. It’s a game-changer and it sets the bar for other races to embrace technology and how they need to apply social media, not with just on-the-ground teams, but actively engage running participants.

Participants in the TC10K will be the first participants of any road running race held in British Columbia to have their time and placing posted live on Twitter and Facebook during the Sunday, April 29, 2012 race.

The TC10K social media tracking service has officially launched and participants can sign-up to transmit their standings live as they cross special timing mats at the 5km, 8km and finish lines. Victoria-based Race Day Timing is providing the free service.

“In addition to having your 5km, 8km, and finish time shared live on your Facebook or Twitter account during the race, friends and family will be able to track a participants progress on our live leader board and athlete tracker,” says Mark Nelson, Owner, Race Day Timing.

The live social sharing requires each participant to register for the service after they have registered for the TC10K event. Participants registering to run after April 16 will need to wait 48 hours before they can register for the social feeds.


TC10K Race Registration Information

Many Vancouverites have been training all spring for various races including the Vancouver Sun Run. The TC10K in Victoria on Sunday, April 29, is another great reason to keep up with your training and keep focused on your goals. Registrations are still being accepted for the Victoria 10km race.

Individuals can register online until midnight on Wednesday, April 25. Late registrations will be accepted on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at the Race Expo, located at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort (45 Songhees Road). There are no race-day registrations.

Individual race package pick-up, which includes your souvenir race t-shirt, race bib and timing chip, will be Friday, April 27 from noon – 5:00pm, and on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00am – 6:00pm, at the race expo.

If you’re not a runner but still want to get involved, volunteers are still needed too!


TC10K to Transmit Individual Race Time and Placing Live on Facebook

Photo: Contributed by TC10K

 

The TK10K,  Canada’s second largest 10km race, held in Victoria, BC on April 29, 2012, has just announced they will be providing live-feed timing services through Race Day Timing. This will be the first time the new service will be used in a race in British Columbia, where runners can have their time and placing transmitted live to their Facebook page during the race!

Timing mats will be placed at the 5km, 8km and finish lines.

“When runners or walkers go over the mats their time and place will automatically be transmitted to their Facebook page,” said Mark Nelson, Owner, Race Day Timing. “This enables family and friends to track where you are on the course.”

Participants of the TC10K can sign-up for the free service two weeks prior to the race. The service has been using on marathon courses in Singapore, New York and Chicago.

Registrations are still being accepted to participate in the 2012 TC10K.


TC10K Registrations Now Open

Photo: Contributed by TC10K

Registration is now open for the 2012 TC10K. At 8:00am, Sunday, April 29, 2012, 14,000 people will run or walk the new 10km course in Victoria, British Columbia.

The route starts at Government and Belleville, heading north on Government/Wharf to Johnson, east on Johnson, south on Vancouver, east on Richardson, south on Moss, east on May, south on Memorial to Dallas Rd. The course then continues on Dallas, following the former route, finishing in front of the Legislative Building.

Package Pickup will take place at the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel and Spa on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.  Race-day package pickup will only be available for out-of-town competitors.

The Thrifty Foods 1.5K Family Run will also have a new route. Kids will line up on Government and Belleville and run to Superior, turning right onto Oswego and right onto Belleville finishing in front of the Legislative Building.

For more information and to register, visit the TC10K website.


TC10K

The TC10K will have a new course for 2011. The 22nd annual race takes place on Sunday, May 1, 2011. The previous out and back route will be replaced with a loop course that takes in downtown Victoria and Dallas Road.

The new route starts at Government and Belleville, heading north on Government/Wharf to Johnson, east on Johnson, south on Vancouver, east on Richardson, south on Moss, east on May, south on Memorial to Dallas Rd. The course then continues on Dallas, following the former route, finishing in front of the Legislative Building.

“We have been working with the city of Victoria for over a year to develop a new one loop course for the TC10K. This is exciting as it will allow the race to continue to grow and with any luck we will achieve our goal of 10% of the population participating,” said Race Director, Jacqui Sanderson.

The course will see less congestion at critical points on route and allow more spectators to view the race.

“The new course is very spectator friendly, and there will be many opportunities for family and friends to cheer on participants,” said Sanderson.

“The TC10K is an event that our city looks forward to every year. Whether you’re running, walking, rolling or watching, it is a family event that celebrates our active lifestyles,” said Mayor Dean Fortin.

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