(final start times are subject to ferry schedules)
Third annual Marathon and Half-Marathon on Texada Island! We will be raising funds for cancer support for residents of Texada.
or register through TACT on Texada (contact Rob McWilliam, 604-486-0377).
Proceeds will be used for cancer support for residents of Texada.
See TACT website for travel directions from Vancouver/Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. The ferry to Texada goes from Powell River to Blubber Bay. Shuttle van will meet the 7:00am ferry for walkers and the 8:30am ferry for Half Marathon runners. 8km participants can get a ride from Shelter Point Park to the start at the airport.
Marathoners will have to overnight on Texada. Ride from ferry on Saturday available if arranged in advance.
Finishers will be shuttled back to Van Anda school if required. Vans will take runners back for the 3:00pm ferry.
The ferry schedule is available online (be sure to select the schedule that covers August 25). The first ferry off the Island in the afternoon is at 3:00pm.
There is ample parking available at both starting locations.
See Google Map.
8K map coming later
The marathon is a loop course starting and finishing at Shelter Point Regional Park. The half marathon is a point to point route along the second half of the marathon route, starting at Van Anda School. Click maps at right to enlarge, or download GPS map (.kmz).
There will be no road closures in effect. However, traffic is generally light and RCMP will be out on the road, plus there will be caution signs along Gillies Bay Road. Runners must run on the left facing traffic unless otherwise directed by officials. All road crossings will have course marshals with traffic control signs. Failure to obey instructions of race officials or RCMP will result in immediate disqualification.
The course will be open for 6 hours; therefore, no walkers will be allowed in the full marathon. No runners under 16 years old will be permitted in the full marathon. Any runner with a disability must provide notice with registering so plans to accommodate can be made.
Gear check will be available at all starting points and stored in secure location. However, runners should not leave valuables in bags as organizers can not be responsible for loss of valuables.
There are washrooms available at all starting locations.
Water and sport drink will be available approximately every 5km in first half and then approximately every 3 km after that, to the finish. Some aid stops in the second half will have fruit slices. Locations: 4.5k, 10k, 14.9k, 20k, 22.2k, 25k, 27.3k, 29.7k, 32.6k, 36.2k, 38.7k. Additional water stops will be added after 30k if it is a hot day.
Finish times will be recorded with a professional printer-timer device. Display clock will be set up at the finish line. Please make sure your bib number is clearly visible on your front.
2011 race report on the AVID Fitness Forum.
Contact Robert McWilliam, Race Director, at 604-486-0377, or firstname.lastname@example.org.