Fifth year set to be the best year for Goddesses

Victoria Goddess Run marks calendars across West Shore for race weekend

Goddesses are on their marks.

The Victoria Goddess Run, races onto the West Shore with 5, 10  and 15 km runs on Sunday, June 5, preceded by a host of events turning the run into a three-day weekend.

“We are very proud to be putting on our fifth Victoria Goddess Run for so many reasons” said Race Director Cathy Noel in a release. “This event brings out thousands of women each year who may not otherwise enter a race. For many it is their first race, and there is nothing better than seeing those faces crossing the finish line.”

The weekend starts with package pick up and Moksha Yoga at sunset today (June 3), followed by a speakers breakfast, a bathrobe run/walk, a pearl putting contest with an opportunity to win pearls valued at $1,200 and a concert.

The event culminates with the run on the morning of June 5 and concerts featuring Dustin Bentall and the Electric Timber Co. at the Westin Bear Mountain with a southern barbecue buffet, a kids and family run and an expo at Westhills Stadium. Proceeds from several of the events go to charities and non-profits including the Women’s Transition House and the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre.

“We give back directly to the charities each year, making us one of the largest charity runs on Vancouver Island and that plays a huge part in why our sponsors, our racers and our organizers come back each year,” said the run’s honourary chair Tanya Smith. “And we know how much this means to our three official charities.”

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