Mother's Day Run/Walk for Shelter

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Welcome to MDR 2018!

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services presents the 34th Annual Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Shelter on Sunday, May 13th, 2018, at Ramsay Park in Watsonville. The Run/Walk will include a 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and a 1K Kids’ Fun Run. Goodies include t-shirts, roses for mothers, medals for winners, continental breakfast, and a live DJ. This year, families with strollers will be allowed in the event. For 33 years, the community of Watsonville has supported our run to ensure the continuation of services for homeless families. The race is PVSS’ biggest fundraising event. The first one was held in 1984 and raised $8,000 with a small crowd in attendance. In 2018, we expect over 1,000 people to help raise $75,000!

This well-loved event can be enjoyed by attendees of all ages and skill levels, from the competitive runners to the weekend joggers, to families who want to walk together. Starting and ending in Ramsay Park, the race route is a beautiful trek around Watsonville’s slough trails. Start your Mother’s Day off by joining the community in supporting the end of homelessness for mothers, their children, and families in South County. The first race starts at 7:45 am and the entire event ends at 10:00 am just in time to enjoy the rest of Mother’s Day.

Join us on Mother’s Day 2018!

Register on by clicking the “Register Now” button above or

download the registration form, complete it, and email it to or

mail it to Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, 115 Brennan Street, Watsonville, CA 95076.

DOWNLOAD HERE: Registration Form

Sponsor Mother’s Day Run/Walk 2018!

Download the form, complete it, and email it to or

print it and mail it to Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, 115 Brennan Street, Watsonville, CA 95076.

DOWNLOAD HERE: Sponsorship Packet and Benefits

Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up and New Registration Dates!

In Watsonville at Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

Thursday, May 10th, 9 am – 5 pm and

Friday, May 11th, 9 am – 8 pm

~ 115 Brennan Street, Watsonville (near Chase Bank sign) ~

In Aptos at Fleet Feet: 

Saturday, May 12th, 11 am – 5 pm

~ 26 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos (in Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center) ~

New registrations can be taken all week at PVSS!!

Mother’s Day Run/Walk 2018 – Course Map

2019 Mother's Day Run/Walk for Shelter








The Mother’s Day Run has become a tradition. For many, there are three generations who do the run/walk together, and then go to brunch afterwards. It’s a great family tradition – to help end homelessness on Mother’s Day.

Kimberly Ferm, PVSS Executive Director

10k Run

5k Run/Walk

1k Kids’ Fun Run

T-Shirts for All

Roses for Moms

Medals for Winners

Continental Breakfast




business sponsors



Total Raised to End Homelessness

2019 Goal








Sponsorship Opportunities

Mother’s Day Run/Walk 2018 Sponsorship Packet

Sponsoring the race provides your business with the wonderful opportunity to reach new customers and build a brand that promotes healthy living, outdoor fun, and care for the community. Increase visibility and brand awareness through Mother’s Day Run for Shelter promotions. Employees will feel good about your company. Your business will further connect with the community. It’s tax deductible!

Race Registration Prices

10K Run & 5K Run/Walk – $30 per individual (1 T-shirt included with registration) until 3/22; $40 until 5/6, $50 from 5/7 – 5/12

1K Kid’s Fun Run – $20 per child (1 T-shirt included with registration) until 5/6; $25 from 5/7 to 5/12

Race Start & End Times

1K Kids’ Fun Run @ 7:45am
5K Walk @ 8:00am
5K Run @ 8:00am
10K Run @ 8:45am

COURSE CLOSES at 10:15am


10K Run & 5K Run/Walk – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, male and female, per 5-year age divisions will be awarded medals. Also, the overall 1st place male and female finishers in the 10K and 5K races will receive gifts.

1k Kids’ Fun Run – All youth, 12 years and under, receive accomplishment medals. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, per 3-year age divisions, will be awarded medals. Kids’ Awards will take place 8:30-8:45am.

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