Spring is here, which means the return of one of Victoria’s most popular running events after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It also means drivers may have to be a little more patient this weekend.
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.
Along with the race comes temporary road closures in downtown Victoria and surrounding areas.
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.
Below are the planned road closures for Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th:
- Belleville Street, between Menzies Street and Government Street, will be closed from 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23rd to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24th.
- Belleville Street, between Oswego Street and Menzies Street, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 24th.
- Menzies Street, between Quebec Street and Belleville Street, will be closed from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24th.
- Government Street, between Belleville Street and Superior Street, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 24th.
In a media release Thursday, VicPD said they’ll be working to help minimize traffic disruptions and keep those participating safe.
In addition, they will be deploying temporary CCTV cameras to ensure public safety during the event.
- 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
With files from Ethan Morneau