While most of us were eating our body weight in turkey, nearly 8,000 participants ran the Royal Victoria Marathon.
This past weekend, the marathon took place throughout Victoria’s waterfront, starting and ending in Victoria’s inner harbour.
The run, which is a Boston Marathon qualifier, is renowned as one of Vancouver Island’s biggest sporting events of the year.
This year, 7,698 participated in the event: 1,587 for the Marathon, 3,449 for the Half Marathon, 2,153 for the 8K, and 509 in the Thrifty Foods Kids Run.
For some time, Royal Victoria Marathon has been looking forward to presenting a full race weekend and they’re thrilled that participants returned and chose to spend their Thanksgiving in Victoria, said Cathy Noel, RVM Race Director and General Manager in a media release.
Here are 11 amazing photos of the run, its participants and its volunteers.