Esquimalt is hosting its annual 5k and Kids 1K Fun Run! Join the community for one of the most scenic runs in the region. The route will take you to Saxe Point Park, through Macaulay Park, and through peaceful neighbourhoods. Taking in the mountain and ocean views, this run will be over before you know it! Then, the real fun starts. Join the Esquimalt Recreation team in the Archie Browning Sports Centre after for snacks, games, prizes, bouncy castle for kids, and more!
Register early to get the best price! Register online at esquimalt.ca, by calling 250-412-8500, or by visiting the Esquimalt Recreation Reception Desk
5K FAQs 2024
The 1K Kids Run will start at 9:00am and the 5K Event will start at 9:30am!
Where is the Start Line?
The start line is on Lyall Street close to the intersection of Lyall and Fraser.
My child wants to participate in the 1K Fun Run, do I need to register for the 1K too?
No. Please register your child only - although, you are welcome and encouraged to participate in the 1K alongside them. We proudly encourage adults to lead by example and support their children in healthy, active living; have fun!
- Friday, April 12th 7:00am to 9:00am, Archie Browning Sports Centre Arena
- Friday, April 12th 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Archie Browning Sports Centre Arena
- On the race day, April 13th 7:00am to 8:45am, Archie Browning Sports Centre Arena
*** Bib pick-up will be coordinated by race number - posted at the rink. You will need to find your number on the marked display board and line up appropriately to receive your/your friend's race number. ***
Please remember to attach your race number to the front of your shirt that you plan to finish in (make it visible). A timing chip is located on your bib and will track of your race time (your time will start when you cross the start line and will finish when you cross the finish line).
Your bib/number/chip is assigned to you so please do not exchange bibs with your family members or friends.
Where do I park?
Please make every effort to carpool, walk, bike or bus to the event. Visit BC Transit for bus info: www.transitbc.com/regions/vic/?p=2.list Bike racks are located at the front of the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, at 527 Fraser St.
If you drive to the event please park in the rear parking lot of the Archie Browning Sports Centre Parking, located at 1151 Esquimalt Rd, please enter off Esquimalt Road and proceed to the rear lot - There will be no entry/exit off Lyall Street to the rear parking lot from 8:30am-10:30am.
Are roads open or closed for the event?
The roads are OPEN along the majority of the race route so please be aware of vehicle traffic around you while you are running and walking. Marshals will be stationed at major intersections for your safety. Police will also be stationed in some locations along the race route. The only exception to this is Lyall street, will be closed between Admirals Street and Lampson Street from 8:45am-10:45am on event day.
Refreshments generously provided by Country Grocer will be available in the Curling Rink after the race.
Draws for prizes will take place 10:30am-11:30am in the Curling Rink. Participants must be present to win. If you think you will be on the course for longer than 55 minutes, please put your name in the box at bib pick up so we can keep your prize aside if you win. We promise you; the prizes are worth sticking around for!
We will have a photo booth provided by Four Frames Photography, Kids Zone, and post stretching activity after the run!
Will you be selling Esquimalt 5K shirts?
Yes! This year we will be selling Esquimalt t-shirts! This year's shirt is a limited edition shirt with a design created by a local community member. The winner of the t-shirt design contest will be announced on Friday, February 23rd. Shirts will be available for purchase on the event day as well as after the event is completed at Reception by 1:00pm on Saturday, April 13.