Saturday September 21st Route

Creekmore’s Coffee, 10.10/14.59/19.62k

3 weeks to Victoria

8:00am start Coffee to follow at Creekmore’s

19.62 km route map

https://www.runningahead.com/maps/d77b4fc0c9074c83a186f4d299224931?unit=km&map=roadmap

Start and Finish at Creekmore’s Coffee at 2701 Alberni Hwy near Hwy 4 junction. Exit parking lot toward Coombs. Turn Lt onto Alberni Hwy. Run to Winchester Rd. Turn Rt on Winchester, run up to Grafton. Turn Rt on Grafton to run to Pratt Rd. Turn Rt to run down Pratt to Palmer Rd. Turn Lt on Palmer to run Howard, Right on Howard. Turn Lt on hwy to run to Hilliers Rd. Cross hwy, run down Hilliers and follow it back to Hwy 4. Cross hwy to continue on old Coombs Rd (partly paved). Take short dirt trail to cross railway tracks and continue up Coombs Rd to rejoin the Alberni Hwy. Turn left to run along hwy to Coombs Station Rd, turn right on Grafton Ave, Right on Winchester Rd, run to Alberni Hwy, turn left return to Creekmore’s. 19.62km


14.59km route map

https://www.runningahead.com/maps/eb1fd02916fb476bbdce1efd045725b8?unit=km&map=roadmap

Start and Finish at Creekmore’s Coffee at 2701 Alberni Hwy near Hwy 4 junction. Exit parking lot toward Coombs. Turn Lt onto Alberni Hwy. Run to Winchester Rd. Turn Rt on Winchester, run up to Grafton. Turn Rt on Grafton to run to Pratt Rd. Turn Rt to run down Pratt to Palmer Rd. Turn Lt on Palmer, right on Howard, run down to hwy. Turn Lt on hwy to run to Hilliers Rd. Cross hwy, run down Hilliers and follow it back to Hwy 4. Cross hwy to continue on old Coombs Rd (partly paved). Take short dirt trail to cross railway tracks and continue up Coombs Rd to rejoin the Alberni Hwy. Turn Rt to run along hwy to return to Creekmore’s.


10.10km route map

https://www.runningahead.com/maps/c4cb5069767c43039ae5e20589b041ec?unit=km&map=roadmap

10.10km Start and Finish at Creekmore’s Coffee at 2701 Alberni Hwy near Hwy 4 junction. Exit parking lot toward Coombs. Turn Lt onto Alberni Hwy. Run to Winchester Rd. Turn Rt on Winchester, run up to Grafton. Turn Rt on Grafton to run to Pratt Rd. Turn Rt to run down Pratt to Palmer Rd. Turn Lt on Palmer ,Right on Howard Rd. Turn Right on Alberni Hwy, Right on Pratt, Left on Palmer, Left on Winchester Rd. Left on Alberni Hwy to return to Creekmore’s. Note to shorten route to 9.5km turn left on Maclean Rd and Right on Alberni Hwy back to Creekmore’s.

Ken Owen Award

Ken Owen

Send your 2019 Ken Owen Award Nomination now to Doug: dougmarsh21@gmail.com

The Ken Owen Award is presented annually to the Team ORCA member voted “most inspirational” by their teammates.

The award was created by Mike Bourcier and Michele Levesque to commemorate Ken Owen (pictured to the right), a long-time member of Team ORCA who passed away in 2005. Ken was a great friend to Team ORCA, and loved running, triathlons, and the camaraderie of his running friends.

The recipient of this award is chosen for his or her “INSPIRATION” to other members of ORCA. The criteria for the award is that it is to be given to the person who, through his/her dedication, tenacity, comeback, etc. has been an inspiration to us all.

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Racer of the Year

Send your 2019 nomination now to Doug: dougmarsh21@gmail.com

Donated by Rhys Harrison, the aim of this award is to encourage members to enter races and especially to support our local Vancouver Island Series.

Any publicly advertised road or trail running races would count but not track, triathlon, or multi-sport adventure races. Any location including outside Canada is eligible.

Adult male or female members of good standing over the full year can apply. Speed is of no consequence, so anyone can win.

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2019 AGM October 19th

ORCA 2019 AGM

Date: Saturday, October 19th

Time: After the Saturday run

Place: 625 Rye Rd, Qualicum Beach (Doug Marshall’s house)

Included on the Agenda:

  • Racer of the Year (Rhys Harrison Cup) – Send your nominations now to Doug Marshall
  • Ken Owen Award – Send your nominations now to Doug Marshall
  • Member’s vote on shifting the Saturday run time from 8:00am to 8:30am for the fall and winter, in consideration of the darker, wetter months
  • Nominations for directors – There will be 4 vacancies on the board to fill for 2020. Two members have kindly stepped forward to fill two of the four spots but two to three more directors are needed in order to keep the club vibrant and alive. Express your interest to Doug Marshall.  
  • Email: dougmarsh21@gmail.com

2019 Mother’s Day Race Donations

Doug Marshall (President: Team ORCA) and Donna de Bellefeuille (Race Director: Oceanside Mother’s Day Run), present cheques to Haven Society, Mid Island Distance Club and Forward House. Julie Field, branch manager and staff of the RBC, Qualicum with their donation to Haven Society through their Day of Service in the Oceanside community, providing 7 volunteers on race day.


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Miracle Beach 10k and 5k October 20

Mark this event on your calendar
The 30th Annual Miracle Beach 10k and 5k Fun Run/Walk October 20th 2019.
The main event starts at 10:00 am (9:30 am for walkers and runners taking longer than 1 1/2 hours; no early start for the 5k event) from the main parking lot at Miracle Beach and winds its ways through a beautiful scenic course. This event is great for participants of all ages and abilities.  Please note that strollers and dogs are not permitted on the course.
https://raceroster.com/events/2019/26542/miracle-beach-5k-10k

Mother’s Day Race 2020

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Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k run and 5k run/walk

Sunday May 10, 2020
Race Central: Parksville Curling Club

The 10k run (map) is for runners only, competitive or recreational. Walkers, strollers and baby joggers are NOT allowed.   It is a BC Athletics certified course BC-2014-034-BDC making it attractive for competitors seeking a personal best time or 10k certification. For the recreational runner, it is fun and scenic. The course surface is road and groomed trails through the Rathrevor Beach Provincial Park. Awards will be presented to the first three finishers in 5 year age categories.

The 5k run/walk (map) route is a loop on road and some trail along the Englishman River Estuary. This is the course to choose if you are walking or pushing a stroller or baby jogger. Awards will be presented to the first three participants to cross the finish line.

Race Number Pickup takes place in the Parksville Curling Club at Parksville Community Park from 8:00am – 9:30am. Race numbers not picked up by the commencement of the event are forfeited and regarded as a charity donation.

Race Start for the 5K and 10K is at 10:00am. The race starts on Pioneer Crescent cul-de-sac, a short walk up the hill from the Parksville Curling Club.  Both courses will be closed at 11:30am.  Marshals and water stations will not be available after 11:30am.

Facilities: Washrooms are located in the Curling Club and in the Community Park. There are no toilets at the start line.  There is free parking in the park.

Post Race: Refreshments are provided for registered participants. Awards will start at approximately 12:00 noon with many draw prizes to be given away during the presentations, with a grand prize draw at the end. Only participants who are present are eligible to receive draw prizes.

Volunteers are an important part of our race day. Your smiles, energy and enthusiasm add to the success of our event. We can’t do it without you. Volunteers are eligible for draw prizes on race day.

Safety: For safety and liability reasons the following are not allowed on the course: dogs, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, earbuds or earphones.

Donations: ORCA donates race proceeds to local charities. Your donations are kindly accepted. You can make a donation when you register online or mail the printable registration with your donation to support any of our charities.

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For more information or to contact the Race Director, use the form below.

Learn to Run Clinic

Description For adults, 19 years or older who want to learn or relearn healthy running skills at a personalized pace in a friendly group, ORCA offers a spring Learn to Run Program in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.     Build your endurance and find your stride, gradually increasing to 30-45 minutes of running continuously over the course of 14 weeks . Join us for a gentle, safe and fun training program. We meet in all kinds of weather. Dress appropriately.
Prerequisite A pair of running shoes, determination and the ability to walk briskly and continuously for 30-45 minutes (not window shopping pace).
Level Beginners, former runners or runners returning from injury.
Cost $40. Includes a 2019 ORCA Club membership, a non-transferable entry into the Oceanside Mother’s Day 5k on May 12, 2019 and a final wrap up social event.
Registration Register online with Race Roster. Once your registration is received, Doug will contact you with further details on the program.     Alternatively, request a registration package from Doug by using the form below.
When Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm – 6:45pm, starting on February 6th, 2019
Location Mostly Parksville/Qualicum locations which will be announced before each Wednesday session.
Contact Please use the form below if you have any questions for Doug.
Learn to Run Contact Form
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Tuesday Tempo 6:00pm

Tuesday Tempo Run (6:00 PM)

Description: Meet at Ballenas Secondary School (135 North Pym Road, Parksville) main parking lot at 6:00 PM.
Level: All levels
Location: Parksville
Contact: For more information on the 6:00pm Tempo, use the form below.

 

Tuesday Tempo 6:00pm
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