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About the TC10K

The TC10K will celebrate its 27th year on April 24, 2016. The TC10K is certified by BC Athletics and attracts an excellent field of elite runners as well as thousands of participants that register as part of a team or as an individual.

Starting in downtown Victoria beside the BC Legislature the course winds through the downtown core, and residential areas before circling around to Dallas Road and the water where the route hugs the shoreline for the last 4 km of the race. The sprint to the finish line is fast and straight with the back drop of the Legislative Buildings.

While we have had a half marathon the last two years, after much discussion and consultation with members of the community, our board has decided to eliminate the half marathon distance from the event this year, and thus focus our time and resources to hosting the very best and FUN 10K and 1.5K distances. Our mission is to engage as many people from our community at whatever level they feel comfortable, to live a happier and healthier lifestyle.

The TC10K is hosted by the Victoria International Running Society, a non-profit group that supports and organizes many of Vancouver Island’s track and field athletes and events. It is proudly presented by long time supporters, the Times Colonist newspaper (TC).

Register early and get ready!


2016 T-Shirt Image

Our amazing shirt design for 2015 was by artist Richard Hunt, and he has made it even more special this year with two designs – one for the 10K and one for the Family Run.

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Kulus Dancing by Richard Hunt

This design represents a Kulus, or immature Thunderbird, who is dancing. The feather on the back of his head is an upside down raven design. On the tail of the Kulus is an eagle design. This Kulus is dancing and having fun. Kulus is the mask I would wear when I dance the Tamed Hamatsa.

Seal by Richard Hunt

This is a fun design of a seal, which is covered in spots. This seal has a mischievous look on his face. If you look at the fins of the seal you will see they are shaped like hands. The seal is used in the dance of the Animal Kingdom from the Sea.