Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k and 5k Event

Registration for the Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k/5k on May 12, 2019 will be announced soon.



Whether you want to run, walk, or volunteer…

Stay tuned for 2019 details


Course Description: The 10k route is for competitive or recreational runners only (no walkers, no strollers or baby joggers–these are welcome for the 5k only). It is a BC Athletics certified course BC-2014-034-BDC making it attractive for competitors seeking a personal best time or 10k certification. 

The 5k run/walk route is a loop on road and some trail along the Englishman River Estuary. This is the course to choose if you are pushing a stroller or baby jogger and if you prefer to walk. If it has been raining heavily before the event, expect some muddy patches!

Bling: Awesome technical t-shirts are given to the first 80 volunteers and most will also receive draw prizes! Long-stemmed carnations are given to each of the first 240 female finishers in honour of Mother’s Day.

It’s All for a Great Cause: The Oceanside Running Cub Association (ORCA) is pleased to be supporting Parksville Qualicum Haven House operated by the Haven Society with part proceeds from the race going to this local worthy charity as well as others in our community. Donations are kindly accepted and can be made during the registration process.




Race Registration Form and Information:


Register soon:  TBA  www.orcarunning.ca



Package Pickup

Takes place in the Parksville Curling Club at Parksville Community Park from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m (sharp–you are advised to arrive early). Race numbers not picked up by the commencement of the event will be forfeited and your registration fee will be considered to be your charitable donation to the Haven Society. Thank you!

Race Start

5K/10K: 10:00 a.m.

Race Start is in the Pioneer Crescent cul-de-sac, a short walk up the hill on Corfield from the Parksville Curling Club. Both courses will be closed at 11:30 a.m.  Marshals and water stations will not be available after 11:30 a.m.


Washrooms are in the Curling Club.  There are no toilet facilities at the start line or on the 5k course.  There is ample free parking in the park.

Post Race

Stay afterwards to enjoy great post-race refreshments. Awards, draw prizes, and refreshments are provided at the Parksville Curling Club.


Please use the registration process to sign up at no cost if you would like to volunteer at this fun Mother’s Day event. We need plenty of help so encourage your family and friends to participate if you are running/walking. Volunteers are eligible to win draw prizes on race day and the first 80 will receive an awesome technical T-shirt! Interested in volunteering? Contact: Barbara Low (barbara.j.low@gmail.com) or 250.240.9514

Cancellation Policy

In the event of weather conditions that are likely to be hazardous to the health of all participants, notice of cancellation will be posted on this website and on the Facebook page by 7:30 a.m. on race day. Updates will follow.


Thanks to our generous sponsors that supported the 2017 Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k/5K Race–and thanks to those who continue to support this event in 2018!




Read the 2017 Parksville Qualicum Beach News Story

See Front Page then slide the red e-news viewer line (at lower grey margin of e-news page) to A33-A34.


Click on ORCA Photos page to see some of the inspiring 2017 May 14th race photos from last year.

Links to the 2017 Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k and 5k race results:



The 2017 Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k Run / 5k Event was the BEST EVER–450 Registered!

Looking for race photos? FB Link to Mike’s Photo Album from the 10k and 5k races

Once again, the ORCAs held their favourite 10k road and trail race through Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park as well as the popular 5k run/walk along the Englishman River Estuary. This charity event was held on Sunday, May 14th–Mother’s Day–and the weather held until the race wrapped up at 11:30 a.m. See our pre-race Shaw video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btAtFXs5LH8&list=PLRSwDpSO92L1daPWBx8iFStc5yg4sKeR0&index=9