Sunday, May 8th, 2022
about the Mother’s Day half
New for 2022 the course starts and finishes at Juanita Beach Park. The course is a combination of road and crushed gravel on the Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail with views of Lake Washington for much of the way!
about the Mother’s Day 5K
The 5K starts and finishes at Juanita Beach Park. The course is run on the roads in the neighborhoods surrounding the park.
Environmentally Responsible Racing
Save a Tee Plant a Tree
Trees not Tees help events reduce their environmental impact with one simple strategy – offering participants the choice of turning down a free race tee and planting a tree instead.
Orca Running is partnering with Trees not Tees to help reduce the huge number of unwanted and unworn finisher’s tees produced each year and destined to become landfill.
After the event, participants who selected the option to have a tree planted receive a photo and GPS coordinates of their tree’s location.
Please note that all registrations are non-refundable. Be sure to review our race policies.
Prices do not include processing fees. Online pre-registration closes the day before the race at 8:00pm.
If you’re planning on doing multiple Orca Running races in a year, consider using our Bundle and Save!
Start + Finish Line
Half Marathon & 5K & Kid’s Race:
Juanita Beach Park, 9703 NE Juanita Drive, Kirkland, WA 98034
As of early 2022 shuttle busses will not be utilized due to the course changes.
We will have overall awards for the top 3 males and females in each distance.
All parking is at Juanita Beach Park, in the field across the street, and on neighborhood streets. The earlier you arrive, the closer you will be to the start/finish line so plan ahead!
For those of you making a weekend out of this event, we recommend the Heathman Hotel in downtown Kirkland.
220 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, Washington 98033
We have a clear set of policies that we uniformly follow for all races. Entries are not refundable, but you can defer your entry, transfer it to another race, or transfer it to another participant. You can review our full set of policies here.
We have gear check! Please bring your own bag, we will provide a tag for you to attach. We are not responsible for any lost or damaged items.
Super Pacers is providing pacers for the half marathon with the following finish times: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, and 2:15.
Girls on the Run Puget Sound inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. It is our pleasure to support them via the Mother’s Day Half & 5K.
All race bibs will be mailed out about a week before the race. If you are coming from out of state or the USA your bib will not be mailed, you can pick it up at the start line before the race.
You can pick-up your shirt at the finish line.
Subject to change as we navigate the future of Covid-19.
7:30am: Half Marathon Start
8:00am: 5K Start
8:30am: Beer & Mimosa Garden opens
10:00am: 5K course closes
10:30am: Kid’s Race Start
11:30: Half Marathon course closes
Q: How can I confirm that I am signed up?
The best thing to check first is to look in your email inbox for a confirmation email from RunSignUp for the race in question. You can also look up your registration in your RunSignUp account by logging into your account then go to your “Profile” page where you can view your current registrations under Upcoming Events. Click HERE for more information on accessing a registration in RunSignUp.
Q: How can I confirm what shirt size I ordered?
A: Your t-shirt size that you selected appears on your confirmation email. If you did not receive your confirmation email, try checking your spam folder.
Q: I cannot participate! What are my options?
Q: I cannot participate, but I would still like to pick up my swag. Can I pick it up?
A: If you do not pick up your swag at the race we can mail it to you for a $7 shipping fee.
Q: Are walkers welcome?
A: Absolutely yes!
Q: Are dogs welcome?
A: No, dogs are not allowed to participate in the Mother’s Day Half & 5K. They are welcome at the start and finish line areas, however.
Q: Are strollers welcome?
A: Strollers are allowed. The parent/guardian who is going to push the stroller should, when registering for the race, indicate as such and agree to abide by our stroller policy, which you can see below:
- I assume responsibility for all risks to the minor participant named below resulting from participation in the Event.
- I certify that the minor participant named below is in proper physical condition to participate in the Event and does not have a condition which would impair the minor participant’s ability to safely participate in the Event.
- If any claim for personal injury, property damage, and/or wrongful death is commenced on behalf of the minor participant named below against the Releasees, I shall defend, indemnify, and save harmless the Releasees from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, damages, judgments, claims, and demands.
- Minor will wear a CPSC certified helmet at all times while participating in the Event.
Q: What time does the course close?
A: The course closes at 11:30am.
Q: Will there be porta-potties at the start/finish? What about out on the course?
A: There will be porta-potties available at the start line and finish line area as well as on the course.
Q: When does online registration close?
A: Online registration will close May 6th at midnight, or when it sells out.
Q: What/who does this race benefit?
A: The Mother’s Day Half Marathon & 5K is very pleased to be working with Girls on the Run Puget Sound as our official charity partner. A portion of every entry fee will be donated. In addition, runners can choose to make an additional donation to Girls on the Run during the registration process.
Q: Can someone else pick up my packet?
A: Packet pick-up is still TBD according to Covid-19 mandates
Q: Can I sign up in person at packet pickup or on race day?
A: TBD closer to the race following current Covid protocol
Q: Is there gear check?
A: Yes! The race offers a free gear check. Gear check drop is at the start line of each race. It could be a bit chilly and potentially rainy (it is Washington, after all) so the gear check bag is for runners’ warm clothes. Please note, you must bring your own bag for gear check. We do not provide gear check bags.