Joe Dixon. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall

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The TC10K race will be looking for a new director as Joe Dixon, who managed the event for 2017 and 2018 has stepped down.

Dixon is the co-owner of a company called Dynamic Race Events known for putting on triathlon races on Vancouver Island and in the interior.

He has apparently moved to Calgary and therefore it is assumed that he would be stretched to manage Vancouver Island’s second largest race from afar.

For Victoria, the run seems to coincide with the advent of warmer weather and a blossoming city; it was originally named, The Garden City 10K.

For competitive athletes, the race is scheduled conveniently just before track season gets into full swing and one week after the mammoth Vancouver Sun Run as well as one week before the BMO Vancouver Marathon and half-marathon, which offers an 8K as well.

For the 2018 edition, the TC10K, according to the website saw a continuation of the trend towards lower participation levels. Just 6,748 people walked or ran the 10K event. According to BC Athletics (the provincial governing body of athletics), the number is slightly higher at 6,796.

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In 2017, the TC10K had a total of approximately 8900 registrations (10K + kids), there were 6,832 timed 10K finishers. In 2018, there was ~8800 total registrations (10K + kids) and 6,796 timed 10K finishers.

The new director will be tasked with growing the event that has lost numbers for eight consecutive years.