Mother’s Day Race



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

Sunday May 10th, 2020

Parksville Community Centre

132 Jensen Ave E. Parksville

The 10k run is for runners only, (map) competitive or recreational. Walkers, strollers and baby joggers are NOT allowed (see the 5k run/walk).   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 route (map) 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 male and female participants to cross the finish line.

Charities: Haven Society is the main recipient of our charitable donations and you may donate to this organization during the online registration process. Our other  Oceanside area charities who also benefit from race proceeds are Forward House, Mid Island Distance Club and Philantropic Educational Organization (PEO). You may donate to these here.

Race Number Pickup: At the Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave E. 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:  Both the 5K and 10K start at 10:00am on Pioneer Crescent cul-de-sac, about a 10 min walk from the Parksville Community Centre.  

Both courses will be closed at 11:30am.  Marshals and water stations will not be available after 11:30am.

Facilities: Washrooms are located at the Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave. E. and in the Community Park closer to the race start. There are no toilets at the start line.  There is free parking at the Community Centre, and on the adjacent empty gravel lot. More free parking is a block away at the corner of Jensen and Craig St.

Post Race: Return to the Parksville Community Centre on 132 Jensen Ave E. for post race refreshments, awards and draw prizes for the registered participants. Awards will start as soon as the race results are in (usually by noon).  Stay for the grand prize draw at the end of the awards. Check the list at the Community Centre to see if your name/bib# is the winner of a draw prize. Only participants who are present are eligible to receive draw prizes.

Volunteers: Free sign up – Use Race Roster or go to ORCA