2024 Oceanside Mother’s Day 10km Run and 5km Run/Walk

Following the successful relaunch of the Oceanside Mother’s Day Run last May, ORCA is pleased to confirm that we will host the event again on Sunday May 12, 2024!

The countdown is on

Improving on the 2023 event, we are tightening the day of race schedule to advance the awards presentations and major draw prizes, as well as an earlier availability of the Qualicum Beach Legion’s BBQ offering.

We look forward to hosting our many former participants and new entrants alike. Great course, great venue and lots of fabulous draw prizes.

The Start / Finish is at the RC Legion Branch 76 on Veterans Way in Qualicum Beach – the location of the famous Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market. 10:00 AM start time. Lots of parking nearby.

Here are the courses for the 2024 5km and 10km races.

5km Course for Runners and Walkers

This is a single loop course.
Click on image to view on Garmin Connect
Race starts at 10:05 am

10km Course for Runners Only

Note the 2 loops and the out/back extension on Fern Rd. Click on image to view on Garmin Connect
Race starts at 10:00 am

The course is fully paved, utilizing both the popular Dollymont Trail and town streets, providing a safe journey through the urban forests, hobby farms and quiet residential areas of Qualicum Beach. Lots of shade along the route.


Registration is closed.

Timing and Results is provided by Startline Timing

2024 results will be posted on the Startline Timing website.

Previous Years5K10K
2023 – new courseStartline Timing 5KStartline Timing 10K
2019Startline Timing 5KStartline Timing 10K
2018Startline Timing 5KStartline Timing 10K
2017Startline Timing 5KStartline Timing 10K


Washrooms (portable) will be available at the start/finish area, as will be limited access to washroom facilities inside the QB Legion.


Net Proceeds in support of local charities: details to be announced shortly.


There is NO parking at the race start/finish area. Participants are encouraged to first find space in one of the following parking lots :

  • Kwalikum Secondary School – enter via CONDOR off Village Way – some parking at east side of school (first left off Condor), large lot at top of Condor (please do NOT use the parking lot for visitors to The Gardens (lot to the right at the top of the drive). A 2-minute walk to the start/finish area.
  • Qualicum Beach town centre – parking lot opposite Qualicum Foods at Memorial and Fern – entrances from either street. An approximate 8-minute walk to the start/finish area.
  • Qualicum Commons – (former elementary school) entrance on Primrose Street, just south of Fern. Approx. 10-minute walk to start/finish area.
  • Street parking is available throughout Qualicum Beach central area.


We welcome VOLUNTEERS … we sincerely appreciate the scores of great volunteers who make the event a success! We couldn’t do it without your assistance. Interested in lending a helping hand (or two)? Please go to the Mother’s Day Run Volunteers Page for details.

Race Director

Questions for the Race Director can be placed through email to racedirector@orcarunning.ca