RUN THE FULL HALF OR SPREAD IT OUT WITH A RELAY
Half Marathon Solo
The half marathon will start at 8:00am at Windsor Park. After winding its way through the charming downtown core and historic residential setting of Oak Bay, the course loops out and back along the scenic seaside route of Beach Dr and finishes back at Windsor Park. The course is certified.
Walkers / Early Start
Walkers are more than welcome to join the Oak Bay Half Marathon fun and festivities. Walkers and runners who plan to take over 2hrs 30min now have an option to start at 7am. All early bird starters will be recorded at the startline at 7am. You do not need to pre-register for the early start / Walkers division.
Old Victoria Water Company are the official sponsors of the Oak Bay Half Marathon. Hydration stations will be located at:
- Beach and Oliver (both ways)
- Beach and Cranmore (both ways)
- Ripon (one way)
Toilets will be provided at the start/finish area. They will be located behind the post race festivities area. On course toilets will be located at:
- Beach and Oliver
- Beach and Cranmore
- Cattle Point
Every finisher will get a souvenir medal.
Half Marathon Relay
The relay will start at 8:00am at Windsor Park. After winding its way through the charming downtown core and historic residential setting of Oak Bay, the course loops out and back along the scenic seaside route of Beach Dr and finishes back at Windsor Park. The course is certified.
Baby Joggers and animals are not allowed to participate in the Oak Bay Half Marathon or Asics Relay. This is for safety reasons. Due to road closures/access there is a 4hr time cut off for the event. Participants not past Windsor Rd @ Beach by 10am will be directed straight to the finish up Windsor and will not complete the course.
The Relay has 3 exchange zones. These zones mark the completion of one leg and the beginning of the next leg. In this zone, the sache is passed from one runner to the next. These zones are marked on the race map. The legs are approximately 5.5 km, 5.0 km, 5.0 km and 5.6 km. Please note the exchange zones have been moved slightly from previous years.
With the relocation of the start/finish to Windsor Rd next to Windsor Park each relay exchange point is approximately 2km away which gives participants the ability to run between the zones and watch other exchange points before heading to their own. There is no shuttle to the zones.
Package Pick Up
Where: Frontrunners Shelbourne (3659 Shelbourne St) 250-384-4786
When: Friday & Saturday (10:00am – 6:00pm) before race day.
If you are unable to pick up during those times, you can designate a friend to pick up on your behalf. Race Numbers can be picked up in the morning but we will not have race shirts available.
All shirts will be given out as requested and if a different size is needed, we will have shirt exchange at Frontrunners Shelbourne beginning Monday. Sizing will be limited.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Relay?
The Asics Relay portion helps build the size of the race and participation. The Relay allows for people of all levels to join the fun. In our situation we use teams of 4 people to each run a portion of the race course. The distances are roughly 5.5km, 5.0km, 5.0km and 5.6km. The goal of the Asics Relay is to get the sache from the start to the finish. A sache is a piece of cloth that is worn over one shoulder and around the body. Each team needs a name and a captain.
Who is the Captain?
Anyone can be the Captain. The Captain is in charge of picking up the other team members’ shirts, the sache and getting the team organized. It is this person’s name and contact information that will go on the registration form.
How does each Team Member get to the Exchanges?
The easiest way would be to jog from the main start/finish area out to your appropriate relay exchange point. As we have roads closed it can be difficult to access the relay points by car. All points are within 2.5km from Windsor Park.