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 is no refunds, all entries are non-transferable

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

Yes, there is no age restriction on the road race portion.  Children walking with their parents are required to register. 

Where does the money go?

100% of the profits are split between the children’s charities. For more details please contact us. 

How can I sponsor event?

To become an event sponsor please contact us at info@westlorneoptimistroadrace.com. Without the generous support from the local business community, this event would not be possible.

Where do I pick up my race kit?

Race kits are available on race date at the Registration table in the arena – 171 Graham Rd, West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0 on between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. 

What time does the race start?

Shot-gun start at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

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?

Your race bib acts as your timing device all you need to do is attach the supplied bib to the front of your shirt on race day.  All participants are required to wear a bib for safety and identification.

Is there parking?

There is free parking in the 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 me 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 starting 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.  Pets must be friendly around strange people and large groups.

Do walkers get a timed result?

Yes, all participants (excluding the Children’s Fun Run) get a timed result.

Is there a water station along the run?

Yes at the halfway point club volunteers will be offering 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 the race.

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

Coming soon a Virtual Mother's Day Road Race in the spring of 2021

Let's get moving