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Rotary Mother’s Day Run returns May 14

The Rotary Mother's Day Run is set to take place on Sunday, May 14th, 2023, at Surerus Park. The event, which has become an annual tradition, includes a 10km, 5km, and 2.5km race route, a hot pancake breakfast, an activity and obstacle course for all ages, and more.

Registration for the event is now open at Stride and Glide Sports. The cost to register is $30 plus a $2 registration fee, and registration is free for children 10 and under. This year's event will be timed, and prizes will be awarded to the best times. Each registrant will receive a swag bag with items from local sponsors, and the first 350 mothers to cross the finish line will receive a Mother's Day flower.

Rotary chefs will be flipping pancakes for all race participants, and those who have not registered to race can bring a non-perishable item or donation and join in for a hot breakfast while cheering on the racers. A free-entry, all-ages activity and obstacle course will be available for families to enjoy before, after, or during the race.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Fort St. John Women's Resource Society. Since 2012, the Rotary Mother's Day Run has raised over $100,000 to help families most in need in the community.

"We are thrilled to bring back the Rotary Mother's Day Run and Pancake Breakfast for another year," said event organizer Patricia Budgell. "It's a great way to celebrate Mother's Day, get some exercise, and support a worthy cause in our community. We are grateful to all our sponsors, participants, and volunteers who have made this event a success year after year."

For more information about the 2023 Rotary Mother's Day Run and to register, please visit