West Lorne Optimist Road Race

10k, 5k Road Race and 5k Family Fun Walk

May 8, 2022

Mother's Day Road Race

The annual Mother’s Day fixture offers something for the entire family. It is brought to you by The Optimist Club of West Lorne Inc and the Municipality of West Elgin. This year, we are raising funds for Optimist Children’s Charities.

2022 Race

This year’s race offers both an in-person and virtual option. For over eight years, runners, walkers and families from all over Elgin County have met in West Lorne to participate in the Mother’s Day Road Race which helps raise funds for youth charities.

About the Race


A Brief History

The first race was held in September 2014  in partnership with the West Elgin Recreation Committee.

Community Support

All proceeds from the race support children’s charities. Much of the funding for these programs comes from events hosted by Optimist.



Funds Raised

In the seven years since the race started the community has raised over $20,000 the charities. 

Meet the Charities

This event raises funds for three youth charities. Imagine helping your neighbour’s child or even one of your own. 

Beads of Courage

Caring for children coping with serious illness, their families and clinicians by helping them to record and tell their own story of courage through beads

M.I. understanding

M.I.understanding is a web-based resource that builds awareness and empathy for children's mental health issues (toddlers to pre-teens)

Conductive Education Trust Fund

SWONT Conductive Educatoin helps Children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor challenges.