Mother's Day Run/Walk for Shelter

2018 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

Join us on Mother’s Day 2018!





The Race

10k Run

5k Run/Walk

1k Kids’ Fun Run

T-Shirts for All

Roses for Moms

Medals for Winners

Continental Breakfast



Pajaro Valley Shelter Services presents the 34th Annual Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Shelter on Sunday, May 13th, 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 32 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 $80,000!

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 and the entire event ends at 10:00 am just in time to enjoy the rest of Mother’s Day.

Total Raised to End Homelessness

2018 Goal






2017 Mother's Day Run Race Results






2017 MDR in Pictures

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Online Form

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!

2017 Prices

10K Run & 5K Run/Walk – $30 for individual, (1 T-shirt). Registrations after March, 3, 2017: $40, Registrations after May, 5, 2017:$50,
1K Kid’s Fun Run – $20 for individual, (1 T-shirt). Registrations after Wednesday, May 5, 2017: $25

2017 Start & End Times

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

Closure: 10:15am

2017 Awards

10k Run & 5k Run/Walk – Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, male/female per 5-year age division; plus gifts for the overall first place male and female finishers in 10k and 5k

1k Kids’ Fun Run – all youth, 12 yrs. & under, receive accomplishment medals, 3-year age divisions; Kids’ Awards 8:30-8:45am

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