The Oceanside Running Club Association (ORCA) welcomes you as a participant or volunteer in the 10k race through Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and the 5k run/walk along the Englishman River Estuary.
The 10k run is for runners only, 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 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.
For 2019, ORCA is pleased to be supporting the following Parksville organizations: Haven Society, Forward House and Mid Island Distance Club. Donations are kindly accepted and can be made during the registration process.
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: Both the 5K and 10K start at 10:00am on Pioneer Crescent cul-de-sac, a short walk from the Parksville Curling Club.
Both courses will be closed at 11:30am. Marshals and water stations will not be available after 11:30am.
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 as soon as the race results are in (usually by noon). Stay after the race to win one of the many draw prizes to be given away during the awards presentations, including the grand prize draw at the end. Only participants who are present are eligible to receive draw prizes.
Please use the Race Roster registration here to sign up for volunteering or go to ORCA
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The entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable from one participant to another.
You may transfer from one sub-event to another for a fee of $1.95 at the current registration price point up until registration closes at 23:59 on May 9, 2019
Race numbers not picked up by the commencement of the event will be forfeited and your registration fee will be considered a donation to our charity. Thank You!
For safety and liability reasons the following are not allowed on the course: dogs, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, earbuds or earphones.
Only registered participants are allowed on the course.
There will be traffic (vehicular and people) on both the 10k and 5k course. Use caution! Obey the marshals and traffic controllers. They are there for your safety.
Baby strollers or baby joggers are only allowed on the 5k course and must start at the back of the pack.
1. Online registration closes at 23:59 on Thursday, May 9th, 2019
2. Race Day registration fees are $40 and payable by cheque or cash only. Register before May 9th, 2019!
3. An online processing fee will be applied to your registration at checkout
4. All funds payable in Canadian Dollars
5. VISA, MC, Amex and Discover Card accepted
6. Your credit card statement will show a charge from Race Roster or Fast North Corp for your online registration into this event.
May 12 8:00 AM PDT - Number Pick Up (8:00 - 9:30am sharp)
May 12 8:00 AM PDT - Race Day Registration (8:00 - 9:30am sharp))
May 12 10:00 AM PDT - 10k and 5k Race Start (10:00am)