5K Frequently Asked Questions

Saturday, April 13th, 2024

We hope we've answered your questions below, but if you still need to contact us - please do!

Reception - Tel: 250.412.8500 OR email the Event Organizer



What do the funds raised from the event support? 

The Esquimalt 5K helps support numerous community initiatives and events including free after-school youth drop-in programs, community movie nights and the Eco Champs free summer drop-in program.

What Time does the Event Start?

The 1K Kids Fun will start at 9:00am and the 5K Event will start at 9:30am!

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!

When do I pick up my race number/timing chip (bib)? What do I do with it?

Race number/timing chip pick up is available:

  • Friday, April 12th 7:00am to 9:00am, Archie Browning Sports Centre Curling Rink
  • Friday, April 12th 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Archie Browning Sports Centre Curling Rink
  • On the race day, April 13th 7:00am to 8:45am, Archie Browning Sports Centre Curling Rink

*** 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: http://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 of Esquimalt Road and proceed to the rear lot - especially if arriving around 8am (although we hope you'll come a little earlier to cheer the kids in the fun run on!). There will be no entry/exit off of 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, which will be closed between Fraser and Lampson.

Where can I store my  personal belongings while I run?

A complimentary coat check will be available at the Sports Centre. Details to come. 

I just completed an awesome run, now what?

Join us in the curling rink of the Archie Browning Sports Centre for refreshments and incredible prizes!

Coffee and refreshments generously provided by Country Grocer will be available in the Curling Rink after the race.

Draws for prizes will take place 10:15am-11:30am in the Curling Rink. Participants must be present to win.  We promise you, the prizes are worth sticking around for! 

Where do I find results?

Results will be available online through Race Day Timing Services. A link will be available at esquimalt.ca/5K

Are strollers permitted on the course?

You are welcome to run or walk with a stroller. Please do start at the back of the pack to avoid congestion.

Can I bring my dog?

For the safety of participants and your pet,  race participants are not permitted to participate with their dog.

Is childminding available?

Unfortunately childminding is not available.