OCEANSIDE Mother’s Day 10k/5k Race Update:

March 29th: Great News!!!

We’ve succeeded in securing a number of accommodations at discount prices for participants and guests of the Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k/5k.

Come for the race, stay for the weekend, and enjoy beautiful Parksville and the surrounding Oceanside area.

Here is a list of the resorts and motels and how to book for the race weekend:


Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre: 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P 2E3

Phone: 250-248-1852  Fax: 250-248-4140  Toll Free: 1-800-663-7373

Guests will simply need to call and say they are coming for the Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k/ 5k or quote guest tile number 10L2L1 to receive the current event rate on which ever room type you choose to book.


Ocean Trails Resort: 1135 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC  V9P 2T6

Phone: 250-248-3636  Toll Free: 1-888-248-6212

Offering participants of the Oceanside Mothers’ Day 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk a 10% discount on a 1 or 2 night stay in either 1 or 2 bedroom units if they book directly via telephone with the office. Tell Ocean Trails that you are participants of the run to qualify for the discount.


Sunrise Ridge Resort: 1175 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3

Phone: (250) 248-4674 Toll Free: 1 888-936-8350

Staying one night (regular rack rate):
Studio — $164.00 per night (one queen bed / sleeps 2}
Junior Suite – $204.00 per night (one queen bed and one pull out sofa / sleeps 4 though please note that the pull-out may has had mixed comfort results with 2 adults!
1-bedroom suite — $244.00 per night
2-bedroom suite — $284.00 per night
3-bedroom suite — $344.00 per night

Staying two nights or more (group discount):
Studio — $131.20 per night
Junior Suite – $163.20 per night
1-bedroom suite — $195.20 per night
2-bedroom suite — $227.20 per night
3-bedroom suite — $275.20 per night
Please note that taxes are additional and above prices are based on double occupancy. Each additional person over double occupancy is $20 per person per night.

Rooms are subject to availability at time of booking. For these discount prices please quote OCNRNC.


Arbutus Grove Motel: (Highly rated on Trip Advisor): 1182 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC. V9P 1W3

Phone: 250-248-6422  Toll Free: 1-888-667-7250

1 Bed room     $79.00   (only one available); 2 Bed Room    $89.00; 3 Bed Room    $99.00

This is the event rate. No additional surcharge will be made for extra people in a room.


The Travel Lodge: 424 Island Hwy W, Parksville, BC V9P 1K8

Phone: 250- 248-2232  Toll Free: 1-800-661-3110

Holding till May 1st and after that subject to availability:

10 x 2 bed rooms at a reduced rate from $129.00 to $99.00 (reduction of $30.00) until May 1st

5 x 1 bed rooms also at a reduced rate from $119.00 to $89.00 (reduction of $30,00)

Also includes a continental breakfast.


The Skylite Motel: 459 Island Hwy E, Parksville, BC V9P 2G5

Phone: 250-248-4271  Toll Free: 1-800-667-1886

1 bed room     $69.00; 2 bed room    $79.00


BAZAN BAY 5K: Team ORCA Record-Setting Sweep

The Oceanside Running Club (Team ORCA) continues its successful start to the Vancouver Island Runners’ Association Winter Series.  After gaining winning times and personal bests at the Cobble Hill 10K more medals were brought home to Oceanside at the recent Bazan Bay 5K.

Melissa Ross was the 6th overall woman finisher and first in her age division (W 30-34) with a fast time of 18:11. A superb effort, Melissa!

Faye Amos set a new course record finishing first (W 65-69) in 23:47–Wow!

Jill Davies (W 70-74) and Jim McLean (M 85-89) both took silver in their respective age divisions and Goldie Lindenbach was on the podium in 6th place (W 65-69).

Kudos to all of our ORCA competitors and support crews.  It takes time and effort to get to these VI races–you make us proud!

The Oceanside Mothers’ Day 10K Run and 5K Run / Walk takes place on Sunday May 14th. Register before March 22nd to take advantage of the early bird entry fee. For information, contact


ORCA’s Man of Steel Rocks Kona Ironman

At 71 years of age, Parksville’s Barry Carr completed his “final” Ironman triathlon at the Kona Ironman World Championship, finishing with honour in 16:37:27. Awesome athleticism and determination! This has been an extraordinary journey and we are so proud of your accomplishment, Barry!


Barry earned a spot in the Oct. 8 Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kailua-Kona after qualifying on August 21 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In completing the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and full marathon run of 26.2 miles, he spent nearly 17 hours on the course.

Barry Carr is ORCA’s Race Director!! Way to Go, Barry!

Word has it that Sue was the only one to sustain a sports injury after all the walking to reach transition and cheerleading sites. Go, Sue–an elite IronFan!

Read the full Coeur d’Alene article online at Parksville-Qualicum News.


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John Davies with his mom Jill both win gold Record-Breaking
Oceanside Mother’s Day Race
May 12th, 2016

Thanks to all the competitors, volunteers, and cheerleaders who braved the chilly winds to enjoy themselves at our record-breaking Oceanside Mother’s Day event with the traditional 10K route and the new 5K route for runners, walkers, and strollers.

In total 336 participants joined us for the 2016 Oceanside Mother’s Day Race!

We’ll need lots of volunteers so be sure to join the ORCA Facebook Mother’s Day Race group to find out more details.

See you again in 2017.