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Explore Victoria's great running routes

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Experience hosted by Michael

2 hours
Includes food, transportation, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet at the parking lot of a beautiful regional park (I can also provide transportation for a minimum of 2 people within Victoria) and walk a short distance to a beach where there are washroom facilities. Here I will explain the details of the running route, what to expect along the way in terms of running surfaces and terrain, and distances to key points and photo stops (you'll want to capture the many spectacular lake and mountain views!)

Our run begins with an easy (and mostly flat!) lakeshore trail before branching out to include a variety of beautiful west coast terrains. Runners will love the delightful, undulating single track technical trails that weave through the forest and moss-covered meadows. The trail will wind through stands of Arbutus, Douglas fir, Garry Oak, a variety of flora and hidden vistas that open to rocky knolls and scenic mountain and lake views that only locals will know.

The run will last one hour, and will include a total of 20 minutes of uphill running, with the remainder being flat or downhill. We'll stop for pictures and a water/stretch break at several scenic vistas. We'll end the run at the lakeside (by the washroom facilities), then walk a short distance back to the parking lot to cool down.
We'll meet at the parking lot of a beautiful regional park (I can also provide transportation for a minimum of 2 people within Victoria) and walk a short distance to a beach where there are washroom facilities. Here I will explain the details of the running route, what to expect along the way in terms of running surfaces and terrain, and distances to key points and photo stops (you'll want to capture the many spectacular lake and mountain views!…

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What's included

  • Food
    A snack and water bottle will be provided. Please advise if you have allerg...
  • Transportation
    Pick up and drop off is available upon request 24 hours in advance. A minim...
  • Equipment
    A small running pack is available upon request. Photos can also be taken an...
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Sat, Sep 26
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$39 per person
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Mon, Sep 28
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$39 per person
$39 per person
Tue, Sep 29
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$39 per person
$39 per person

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Welcome to Victoria, the Running Mecca of Canada!

As a long time local of this beautiful city, Michael was probably running before he was born. He has raced everything from track and cross country, to relays, road races and marathons. However his love of running is not about racing so much as exploring... the joy of discovering what lies around the next corner, over the next hill, down the next lane. Michael is an experienced running coach, and has degrees in Human Performance and Chiropractic. Let his passion for running and intimate knowledge of the best trail and road routes in the Victoria area help you create a truly memorable running experience!
Welcome to Victoria, the Running Mecca of Canada!

As a long time local of this beautiful city, Michael was probably running before he was born. He has raced everything from track and cross country, to relays, road races and marathons. However his love of running is not about racing so much as exploring... the joy of discovering what lies around the next corner, over the next hill, down the next lane. Michael is an experienced running coach, and has degrees in Human Performance and Ch…
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Where you'll be

Our runs explore the multitude of intertwining trails that only locals know at Thetis Lake Regional Park. As a local and long time runner in the Victoria area, I know the best running trails and scenic outlooks in this outstanding park. Home to delicate spring wildflowers, Garry oak and Arbutus ecosystems, Douglas-fir forest and a beautiful lake for swimming & picnicing, this park offers some of the most spectacular running to be found anywhere.

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  • Sat, Sep 26
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $39 per person
  • Mon, Sep 28
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $39 per person
  • Tue, Sep 29
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $39 per person
  • Wed, Sep 30
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $39 per person
  • Thu, Oct 1
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $39 per person
  • Fri, Oct 2
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $39 per person
  • Sat, Oct 3
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $39 per person
  • Mon, Oct 5
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $39 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

Please note: I can pick you up, or meet you at the start of the run.
Be sure to email me 24 hours in advance of your run if you require transportation. Please indicate your running level (beginner, intermediate, advanced-with average run distances) so I can plan a route to best suit your ability.

What to bring

Dry clothes to change into after your run; water bottle with water; any food you may need; camera or phone. Bring a towel for swimming after the run if the weather is hot!