Race Update RE:Covid19

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Oceanside Mother’s Day Race Committee and the Oceanside Running Club Association (ORCA) have cancelled the Sunday May 10, 2020 race.  Racers, volunteers and sponsors will receive an email from the organizers.  

Thank you for your patience during this time.  We feel it is the right and necessary thing to do for the safety of all and doing our part to stop the spread of the virus.

We look forward to seeing you next year, 

Sunday, May 9th, 2021!

Ken Owen Award

Ken Owen

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

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 Island Series Winners

The last race of the 2019 island race series was held on Sunday, April 14th at Bazan Bay 5k in Sydney.

  • Jill Davies and Terry Riggins were there to represent Orca and both won their age groups
  • Jill Davies: first in 75-79 with a time of 30:33
  • Terry Riggins: first in 70- 74 with a time of 22:41

Jill completed 6 of the 8 race series and was first in her agegroup for all of them. She was the highest in individual standings to win the $100 Front Runners certificate. Jill also managed to achieve two course records for the Sooke 10k and the Port Alberni Paperchase 15k.

Well done Jill!!!