Oceanside Mother’s Day Run is set to take place Sunday, May 12. — File photo

ORCA Mother’s Day run a popular fundraiser

Deadline to register online is Thursday but people can also sign up on race day

If you haven’t registered for the Oceanside Mother’s Day Run on May 12, you have until Thursday to do so online.

Organizers, the Oceanside Running Club Association, are set to stage this popular race that features 10K and a 5K run/walk events.

The deadline to register online is Thursday at 11:59 p.m. and it costs $30. But if you still missed that deadline and want to run, you can register on the day of the race between 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Parksville Curling Club located at the Community Park in Parksville. However, it will cost a bit more, $40.

The race start time is at 10 a.m., leaving plenty of time for families to enjoy Mother’s Day.

ORCA spokesperson Jill Davies said that the race is also a fundraiser for the Haven Society and Forward Hour, both of which are in Parksville, and also for the Mid-Island Distance Runners. Anyone wishing to donate can do so online or at the day of the race.

The event attracts runners from all over the Island, as well as from the Mainland. This year, Davies said, the oldest runner registered for the 5K walk/run is Jim Sylvester from Shawnigan Lake, who is 96.

Davies said Sylvester will be looking for a personal best.

This year, ORCA’s Learn to Run program has drawn more than 70 participants, which is a milestone for the program. Davies said approximately 40 entries from the program will be taking part in the 5K race.

There be post-race awards, food, and an amazing draw with lots of fabulous prizes including two Frontrunners gift certificates for shoes.

The organizers are still looking for more volunteers to come out and help. If you are available, please contact Barry Carr at 250- 240-8144 or barrycarr@shaw.ca

For more event information: www.orcarunning.ca; https://raceroster.com or at www.facebook.com/oceanside.race/ or call 250-757-9436.

Just Posted

Parksville council members vote themselves a hike in pay

Mayor goes from $40.9K to $52.5K and councillors from $16.9K to $30K

Multi-use village green space proposed for Qualicum Beach

Early development plans see a gathering space at the old bus garage site

UPDATE: City of Parksville buys 222 Corfield site

With the purchase, the city will not facilitate cold-weather shelter on property

Thirty trees destroyed in Parksville’s Cedar Ridge Estates

Damage estimated at $30K; city says vandals intended to permanently ruin the trees

Trudeau touts economic record at Liberal fundraiser in Vancouver

The Prime Minister was in B.C. for much of this week

So, do you know ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’?

Ontario man searching for fellow he travelled with in Europe 50 years ago

B.C. woman left ‘black and blue’ after being pushed off 40-foot cliff at lake

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses as investigation continues

Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain, risk of flash floods in the southern Interior

Ten to 30 millimetres of rain to fall over the early weekend

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Unbe-leaf-able: Agassiz man finds more than 200 four-leaf clovers in a month

Walt Hardinge has found more than 219 four-or-more leaf clovers this spring alone

Crews fight fire with fire to keep blaze from northern Alberta town

The wildfire now covers some 920 square kilometres

Man in B.C. charged with murder and arson in 2016 New Brunswick death

He is charged in the death of 71-year-old Lucille Maltais, who was found inside a burned down home

Improve your life and theirs, adopt a cat from the BC SPCA

The BC SPCA holds an adult cat adoption promotion

Most Read