Runners gather for a photo to mark their participation in the Goddess Run -- the first women's-only race on Vancouver Island. The race took place in Langford on June 3.

Goddess Run attracts 1,400 women

The inaugural run took place on Sunday, June 3, with three races that started and finished at Goudy Park in Langford.

The idea was to hold a race for women only and the idea seems to have worked.

More than 1,400 women ran in one of three events held in Langford on June 3, for the inaugural Goddess Run.

Oragnizers say it was the first race on Vancouver Island event held exclusively for women.

“We look forward to the participants’ feedback, and to making the Victoria Goddess Run even better next year,” announced Cathy Noel, one of the race’s co-directors, in a statement sent out on Monday.

The three races, which started and finished at Goudy Park at Langford City Parks, were put on thanks to the efforts of more than 200 volunteers.

The Frontrunners Half-Marathon had 240 finishers, the Westhills 10k had 822, and the What’s Up Media 5k had 364 for a total of 1,426 finishers.

A total of $12,000 was raised for four charities: the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, supporting women who have suffered a sexual assault; Women’s Transition House who work to help women who have suffered abuse to get the help they need to get back on their feet; ProMotion Plus who support women and girls participation in sport and physical activity; and SportAssist which supports kids participation in sport if they cannot afford it.

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