Friday, October 5, 2018

Victoria, BC –As with previous events, we will be deploying temporary cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety during this year’s Good Life Marathon, on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

We are also reminding participants and members of the public not to leave bags unattended along the marathon route or in the starting or finishing areas. During past marathons many bags, including backpacks, duffle and athletic bags have been left in the starting and finishing area and along the route. These unattended bags end up requiring the use of significant resources to manage safely. Please, do not leave bags unattended on Sunday.

While there is no information indicating a known threat to this event, public gatherings have been the targets of past attacks world-wide. The deployment of these cameras is part of our operations to help keep this event fun, safe and family-friendly. In addition to enhancing security, previous deployments of these cameras have helped locate lost children and seniors at large-scale public events and have provided for effective coordination in responding to medical events.  

As always, we are deploying these temporarily placed, monitored cameras in public spaces in accordance with B.C. and national privacy legislation. The cameras are going up in the next two days and will be taken down a short time after the event. Temporary signs will also be posted to ensure that those in the area are aware.

If you have questions or concerns about our temporary CCTV camera deployment, or unattended bags, please email [email protected].