Just a short report: I ran the Half Marathon in Victoria BC last year. Love the race, and love the city, so we decided to make the trip back for the full distance. We stayed in a very nice B&B near downtown. This allowed me to slowly jog about a mile to the start. My goal was to break three hours, but I was able to run pretty steady 6:40's. A little fade in the last few miles got me a 2:55:59 for a marathon PR of almost 10 minutes!
Victoria is great, and I think I can say we'll be back to run this race again. Beautiful course, fun city.. it's like a mini vacation!