FAQs

 

WHEN IS THE TC10K?
The 2017 TC10K will take place on Sunday April 30, 2017.

WHAT TIME DOES THE TC10K RACE START?
7:55am – Visually Impaired Athletes & Competitive Wheelchair Athletes
8:00am – Race begins for the rest of the participants.
11:00am – Thrifty Foods Family Run

IS THERE A HALF MARATHON IN 2017?

We will not be hosting a half marathon in 2017, but this is under consideration for 2018 possibly.  Stay tuned for more information.

HOW DO I LINE UP?

On your race bib will be the time you indicated it would take you to finish the course. There will be big tear drop signs indicating which area you should stand in for the start of the race.

IF I AM REGISTERED AS AN INDIVIDUAL, HOW DO I UPDATE MY REGISTRATION TO JOIN A TEAM?
You have to email teams@tc10k.ca to arrange to move to a team. This can only be done until March 25, 2017.

WHERE IS THE START LINE FOR THE THRIFTY FOODS FAMILY RUN?
Thrifty Foods Family Run starts at 11:00am. Kids will line up on Government Street just south of and Belleville Street under the Family Run Arch that will also serve as the Finish Line.  Runners run to Superior and turn right, continue along Superior turning right onto Oswego and right onto Belleville through the TC10K arch and past turning right on to Government finishing at the start.

CAN I REGISTER ON RACE DAY?
No race day registrations. Registration ends at 6:00pm on Saturday April 29th, at the Race Expo, which will be held at Crystal Garden Conference Centre.

HOW CAN I REGISTER IF I DO NOT WANT TO REGISTER ON-LINE?

We now have paper registration for 2017 available on the Registration Page, however we encourage you to sign up online from the Race Roster link on our registration page.

CAN I TRANSFER MY RACE ENTRY?
Registrations are non-transferable for the following reasons. A person running in your place with a different gender or a different age group can lead to errors in the results, and deny legitimate winners of their justly won prizes. Also, in the event of an accident or medical condition, wrong information may have serious consequences. If you are unable to run, you can still pickup your race shirt (if you registered prior to posted deadline), at the package pickup times posted below on this page. Note: there will be no post-race shirt pickup.

I DO NOT SEE MY NAME ON THE CONFIRMATION LIST – WHAT DO I DO?
Look up your name under:

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

TEAM MEMBER REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

Contact info@tc10k.ca if your name is not on one of the confirmation lists. If you have dropped off or mailed your entry, it will take us at least a week to process the registration, especially when it is close to event day. Keep checking back. Please make sure you write your information clearly on your printed form.

HOW DO I SWITCH MY RACE CATEGORY?
THIS IS ONLY PRIOR TO ONLINE CLOSING – Through our online registration partner, Race Roster, you are able to make changes to your online registration for the TC10K.  These changes include registration information, t-shirt size, event category, and creating/editing a fundraising page.  To make any of these changes please follow the steps below:

  • Visit  https://raceroster.com/events/2017/8154/28th-annual-tc10k and either login to your account (if you already have one) or create a new account (if you don’t already have one).  NOTE: If creating a new account ensure that you use the same email address you used when registering for the TC10K.  This will allow the online registration system to pull all previous registrations into your new account.

To edit your Registration Information click on the Edit Registration button.
To change your event category click on the Edit Registration button and then the Change Category button.
To edit your T-Shirt Size click on the Additional Items button.
To create a Fundraising Page click on the Fundraising button.

Please Note:

  • The TC10K Individual Registration and TC10K Team Registration are considered different events.  If you need to transfer from the Individual Registration to the Team Registration or vice versa please contact teams@tc10k.ca and they can make the change for you.

WHERE IS RACE PACKAGE PICK UP? WHERE DO I GET MY NUMBER, T-SHIRT AND CHIP?
Crystal Gardens, 713 Douglas Street, Victoria BC
Friday April 28 — 11:00am until 7:00 pm, Open to All Teams and Individuals, including Thrifty Foods Family Run participants.
Saturday April 29 – 10:00am – 6:00pm, Open to All Teams and Individuals, including Thrifty Foods Family Run participants

NOTE: Team members can not pick up their shirts individually. Your team captain will have your shirt.

NOTE:  There will be a special Team Captains only pickup on Thursday April 27 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Crystal Garden.

CAN I PICK UP A RACE PACKAGE FOR SOMEONE ELSE?

YES! As long as they are pre-registered.

IS THERE LATE PACKAGE PICKUP?

Out of town, pre-registered participants can pick up their race package at the Late Registration/Gear Check tent on the Legislative Grounds from 6:00 am to 7:30 am.  Family Run late registrations can do so from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

IS THERE GOING TO BE A TEAM CAPTAIN’S MEETING?

No but we will have a team’s night where team captains pick up their race packages. This will be on Thursday, April 27 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Crystal Garden.

HERE CAN WE PARK ON RACE DAY?
There are multiple parkades and lots of on-street parking in Downtown Victoria. Make sure to not park along the race route of the TC10K or the Thrifty Foods Family Run – parking meters will be blocked off and residential parking will be cleared.  Alternatively, choose to use BC Transit to get to the TC10K.  Make sure to check your bus schedule before you leave, as buses run on a different timetable on Sundays.

CAN I EXCHANGE MY T-SHIRT BECAUSE IT IS TOO SMALL/BIG?
YES. You can do so post-race at the Gear Check/Late Package Pickup Tent on the Legislative Grounds. Based on size availability.

IS THERE SOMEWHERE THAT I CAN LEAVE MY BELONGINGS BEFORE THE RACE?
Yes, you can drop off your belongings the morning of the race at the Gear Check tent on the lawn of the Legislative Building Grounds. You can pick up your belongings from the same location following the race. Gear check closes at 11:30 am.

HOW DO I ENSURE THAT I HAVE THE CORRECT TIMING CHIP?
Your timing chip is built into your race bib.  Provided that you have your race bib, your time will be recorded.

CAN I GET ANOTHER TIMING CHIP ON RACE DAY IF I FORGET MINE AT HOME?
No. There will be no chip exchanges or replacements made on race morning.
No Chip = No Official Results.

IS GUN TIME OR CHIP TIME USED FOR CALCULATING RESULTS?
The TC10K uses Gun Time for any awards with Prize Money attached. Age Group awards and the published results will be chip time.

DO I NEED A TIMING CHIP TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TC10K?
Yes. Only Thrifty Foods Family Fun Run participants do not need a timing chip.

WILL I BE CHARGED IF I DON’T RETURN THE TIMING CHIP?
Once you finish the race keep moving to avoid congestion. You no longer need to return your chip at the Finish Line. The chip is a disposable one-time use chip.

DO RUNNERS AND WALKERS LINE UP TOGETHER?
Yes. Runners line up in their time divisions on Government from Belleville. Competitive, recreational walkers and nordic pole walkers line up behind the runners – there will be signs showing where to line up.

HOW DO I KNOW I’M IN THE CORRECT TIME ZONE AT THE START LINE?
Your time zone is the time you entered on your registration form.  If you are unsure of what this will be, use your previous TC10K time or the time from another sanctioned event to guide you. Stand BEHIND the time banner that indicates the time you estimate you will take to finish the race. Baby joggers MUST start with the Recreational Walkers.

Your bib will be color coded to your estimated finishing time.  All runners or walkers in your time category will wear the same color bib, and you will all line up behind the tear drop sign indicating the same time.  Volunteers at Package Pickup will show you where in the start area that will be.

HOW DO I START IN THE SAME ZONE AS MY FRIEND?
To start in the same zone, you both must select the same estimated finish time on your entry forms. If you are different levels of ability, you must choose the zone appropriate for the slower runner.

WHAT ABOUT BABY JOGGERS OR OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORT?
For safety purposes, participants with strollers, baby joggers or recreational wheelchairs MUST start in the Walkers Zone. Helmets are encouraged. You must accept the risks of participating in a race with up to 8,000 entrants. Please read the release and waiver carefully before entering.

Baby Joggers must keep to the right of the road along the course. Those in front of you have the right away. Please be respectful of this.

Only runners, walkers, wheelchairs are permitted. Dogs, skateboards, wagons, in-line skates, scooters, roller skis, bicycles and vehicles are not permitted. Participants with these items will be removed from the course and will be disqualified.

DO THE THRIFTY FOODS FAMILY RUN PARTICIPANTS GET A TIMING CHIP OR A COMPETITION NUMBER?
No, the kids get a T-shirt and a finisher’s ribbon but do not need a timing chip. The Thrifty Foods Family Run is a participation run – everyone who finishes will get ribbons, there are no first or second (etc.) placers.

WILL I BE ABLE TO GET A MASSAGE AFTER I RUN?
Yes. The West Coast College of Massage Therapy will be present at the TC10k finish area  (north west corner of the Legislature lawn) to provide massages by donation. Massages will be available from 8 am to 12 noon in 20 minute sessions. Pamper yourselves by dropping by for your massage.

IF I LIVE INSIDE OF THE RACE ROUTE, HOW WILL I GET AROUND TOWN DURING THE RACE?
For detailed information on the route closures, please click here –  2017 TC10K Road Closures

INTERSECTION APPROXIMATE ROAD OPENING
For detailed information on the route closures, please click here –  2017 TC10K Road Closures



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