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!
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 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 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 the Race Roster registration here or go to ORCA
- May 10 8:00 a.m. PDT - Number Pick Up (8:00 - 9:30am sharp) at The Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave E.
- May 10 8:00 a.m. PDT - Race Day Registration (8:00 - 9:30am sharp) at The Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave E.
- May 10 10:00 a.m. PDT - 10k and 5k Race Start (10:00am) Pioneer Crescent, a 10 minute walk from the Community Centre.