Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k

Race Start and Finish Line Photos from May 14th

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Links to the Oceanside Mother’s Day 5k and 10k 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

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. Please note that due to construction, the 2017 10k route must be temporarily altered so it will not be certified.

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.

Bling: Draw prizes were given to every volunteer (78 of them)! Long-stemmed carnations were given to each of the first 240 female finishers in honour of Mother’s Day. Runners: Awards were presented to the first three participants to cross the finish line. Awards were also presented to the first three finishers in 5-year age categories. Race results will be posted soon!

2013 resizedIt’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. Donations are kindly accepted and can be made during the registration process.

Click on ORCA Photos page to see some May 14th race photos.


Now Closed: Race Registration Form and Information:

Click here: 2017 Info and Registration


Register soon for early bird pricing. Online: raceroster.com or www.orcarunning.ca


Until March 22nd: $25.00

March 23rd to May 11th: $30.00 (online registration ends on May 11th)

Limited registration on Race Day (May 14th): $40.00 (cash or cheque at the registration desk)

For further info contact: Donna de Bellefeuille (donna.db@shaw.ca) or 250.757.9436

Package Pickup

Takes place in the Parksville Curling Club at Parksville Community Park from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 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! 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.


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  info@tigh-na-mara.com

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  accounts@ocean-trails.com

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 reservations@sunriseridge.ca

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  arbutusgrovemotel@shaw.ca

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  rooms@travelodgeparksville.com

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   info@skyliemotel.com

1 bed room     $69.00; 2 bed room    $79.00



Thanks to our generous sponsors that supported the 2016 Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k/5K Race–and thanks to those who continue to support this event in 2017!