The 34th annual Times Colonist 10K is set to take place Sunday.
The race will be streamed by CHEK News on our CHEK+ App, and Facebook Page, starting at 7:50 a.m. Sunday, April 30.
Thousands of participants will take to the streets of Victoria to complete a loop that takes runners through the Fairfield and James Bay neighbourhoods in one of Victoria’s most popular community events.
The event is made up of a 10 km walk and run, a 1.5 km Family Fun Run, and a post-race festival on Belleville Street and on the Legislature lawn.
If you’re planning on visiting the event, expect some delays as intersections along the race will be closed intermittently. For a full breakdown of which roads will be impacted by the race, click here.
While the race is ongoing, the roads within the race route will not be closed off. However, drivers will need to cross the route at specific intervals, and they will be directed by the police. This will continue until the roads are fully reopened.
The main race begins at the intersection of Government and Superior Street. Participants will take off at 8 a.m. A map of the route can be seen below.
Several key closures are to note:
- The starting line will be closed from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, April 30. (Between Superior and Government)
- Belleville between Menzies and Government will be closed from midnight on Saturday, April 29 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.
- Belleville between Oswego and Menzies will be closed from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.
- Menzies between Quebec and Belleville will be closed from 3 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.
The Times Colonist 10K, formerly known as the Garden City 10K, began in 1989. The race obtained its current name in 2000 when the Times Colonist took over as the main sponsor.
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