Frequently asked questions about the mother's day road race

Do participants in all events receive a shirt?

No, different categories and deadlines offer shirts.  The children’s 1K receive a goodie bag

How can I make a donation to the event?

For direct donations to the event please contact us by email info@westlorneoptimistroadrace.com. Thank you for supporting our charities. 

Do I get my money back if I can’t run?

There are no refunds and entries are non transferable

Can children under 10 register for the 10 K or 5K run/walk?

Yes there is not age restriction to the road race portion.  Children walking with their parents are required to register. 

Where does the money go?

100% of the profit split between the three children’s charities show on the homepage.  If you require more details please contact us. 

How can I sponsor event?

Without the generous support from local businesses this event would not be possible, to be come an event sponsor please contact us at info@westlorneoptimistroadrace.com

Where do I pick up my race kit?

At the Registration table in the arena  171 Graham Rd, West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0 on race start between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. 

What is the latest date I can register?

Race day registration is available.

Are there Cash Prizes?

Each male and female runner who places first in their category will receive a $50 cash prize. Awards are given out when the run is finished. 

How am I timed?

We  supplied  your race bib – which you will pick up at arena in the registration table. This acts as your timing device all you need to do is attach the bib to front of the of your shirt on race day.  All participants must wear a  bib for safety and identification.

Is the parking?

There is  free parking in arena park lot at 171 Graham Rd, West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0 with overflow parking available on the street around the arena.   

Where is the start line for all races?

The 10k starts at  171 Graham Road, West Lorne, the 5k run/walk starts on Kerr Road, participants are bused to the start line at 8:30 sharp. 

Can I wear headphones/earplugs?

 We do our best to ensure your safety! You will be sharing the road with many other runners, as well as possibly vehicles please ensure you are able to hear what is going on around you.

Can I push a baby stroller/jogger while I run/walk?

Yes, ABSOLUTELY THIS IS FAMILY EVENT!  Please be considerate of other runners by starting at the rear of the pack, and by NOT walking/running two or more abreast. Let us know if you need assistance getting the stroller to the 5K starting line.

Can my child join my on their bike?

Yes, ABSOLUTELY THIS IS FAMILY EVENT!  Please be considerate of other runners by starting at the rear of the pack. Let us know if you need assistance getting the bike to 5K stating line.   The child must be registered in the 5k portion of the event.

Can I run/walk with my pet?

Yes, please be considerate of other runners by starting at the rear of the pack.  You are responsible for getting your pet to the 5K start line. 

Do walkers get a timed result?

Yes. All participants (excluding the Fun Run) get a timed result.

Is there a water station along the run?

Yes at the halfway point club volunteer will offer support and water.  

Are there port-o-potties on course?

No its a quick course.

Are there after the race refreshments?

Yes, there is a complimentary snack table for participants at the registration area after.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us at info@westlorneoptimistroadrace.com