Charities encouraged to apply for help from marathoners

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is now accepting applications

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is accepting applications for the CHEK Charity Pledge Program, helping charities raise both awareness and funds, through Vancouver Island’s highest profile marathon.

“Thanks to the charities that do get involved, they recruit new participants to the events and give current participants another reason to get out and train and give back,” said marathon general manager Cathy Noel in a release.

In 2015, $122,591 was raised for 18 charities and more than $1.5 million has been raised since the program’s inception. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 29. For more information visit runvictoriamarathon.com/sponsors-charities.

alim@goldstreamgazette.com

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