West Lorne Optimist Road Race

2021 Virtual Road Race And Family Fun Walk

 This annual Mother’s day fixture offers a 10k, 5k road race and 5k family walk virutally.

Find your groove on this picturesque country run or run anywhere anytime. 

May 1-16, 2021

Virtual Mother's Day Road Race

Provided by The Optimist Club of West Lorne Inc, Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation and Municipality of West Elgin.  Due to the continued uncertainty of mass participation events, the 2021 Road Race will be VIRTUAL for the 2021 race. We appreciate your continued support and understanding, we will see you in person next year!

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 six years since the race started the community has raised over $15,000 the charities. 

Meet the charities the funds support

Conductive Eduction

S.W.O.N.T Condutive Education

Conductive Education® is an innovative learning system that merges the elements of education with rehabilitation for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor challanges. The system deals with not only with physical needs, but also with social and psychological issues.This in turn allows for a child to develop appropriate strategies within ability to function in various environments.


Bravery Beads

Children's Hospital Foundation

These children, and the loved ones who fight alongside them, are the definition of brave, and Children’s Hospital helps them celebrate their courage with Bravery Beads. The necklace and each bead the kids receive validate the many challenges that children with cancer and chronic illnesses go through on their journeys to wellness. ​ The necklace tells the story of what they’ve been through.


M.I. Understanding

Awareness for children's mental health

A communication tool, focused on increasing awareness, understanding and the importance of early intervention when it comes to children’s mental health. Dedicated to creating a community of support, M.I. understanding strives to pull families out of isolation, start a conversation and create a platform that sees everyone in a child’s life (school, medical, community and family) working together to support them.

Join the race

Bringing out the best in kids! Help support these Optimist Children’s Charities.