Lace up those running shoes—one of Victoria’s most spectacular and scenic community events returns in person following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In its 33rd year, the Times Colonist 10K is back with the motto “Better Together!” and is set for this Sunday, April 24th, with athletes gearing up to hit the start line at 8 a.m. sharp.
Taking racers around downtown Victoria and Dallas Road, the TC10K kicks off at Government and Belleville streets near the Empress Hotel and the BC Legislature buildings.
What began in 1990 under “Garden City 10K” was renamed “TC10K” in 2001 after the Times Colonist newspaper became the title sponsor of the annual event, organizers recall.
This year’s route will head north on Government/Wharf to Yates, east on Yates, south on Cook, east on Richardson, south on Moss, east on May, south on Memorial to Dallas Road, then along Dallas to Erie, finishing back in front of the Legislature.
According to organizers, all intersections along the run route will be closed to traffic, with roads inside the route remaining open. Still, motorists will have to cross under the direction of VicPD.
They say no on-street parking will be allowed from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m., with all cars parked on the race route towed at the owner’s expense.
Meanwhile, the 1.5-kilometre Thrifty Foods Family Run is also set for Sunday, taking racers along a shortened route around the Legislature buildings.
As well, a virtual TC10K race is happening this year as organizers look to welcome participants from across the globe.
#ThrowbackThursday to this awesome video from the archives promoting the TC10K in 2018! A lot has changed about our look since then, but the vibes this year will still be the same! 😎🔥🏃🏃♀️#yyj #yyjevents #bc #victoria #TC10K #runthegardencity #run #walk #10K #familyrun pic.twitter.com/da3xIZV7dh
— TC10K (@TC10K) March 10, 2022
- When: April 24th, 2022, 8:00 a.m. start time
- Where: Start line is at Government and Belleville streets near the Empress Hotel and BC Legislature
- Registration: You can still register online here
Individual and team registration fees start at $59 for TC10K or $49 for teacher and student teams; $20 for Thrifty Foods Family Run; $59 for TC10K virtual run