34th Annual Mother's Day Run / Walk For Shelter Fundraiser 2018 10K/5K/1K Fun Run event

Sunday 13th May 2018

Ramsay Park: 1301 Main St., Watsonville, United States

Running, Distance running, 1K, 5K, 10K


  • 10K Run - Individuals - 10K Run - Individuals
  • 5K Run/Walk - Individuals - 5K Run/Walk - Individuals
  • 1K Kids Fun Run - 1K Kids Fun Run


The 34th Annual Mother’s Day Run for Shelter Fundraiser brings together nearly 700 runners, 100 businesses, and the City of Watsonville in support of Pajaro Valley Shelter Services. PVSS' mission is to assist homeless women, children, and families to obtain stable housing through temporary shelter and services. Women, children, and families end the causes and cycles of homelessness while in PVSS' programs. Families experiencing homelessness develop the skills and attitudes necessary to move on to stable housing and improved personal and economic self-sufficiency.

When families in our community thrive, we all thrive. Proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services Pajaro Valley Shelter Services provides to families in our community. Let's live in a community where every child has a safe and stable place to sleep.




Event details and schedule


Registration: Race day registration and bib pick-up will start at 7:00 am, Sunday, May 13th, 2018.  Course closes at 10:15 am. Bibs are not transferable. Registration fees are non-transferable & non-refundable. For online registration click here. Registration Form required for EACH participant.



  • 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk – $30 for individual, (1 T-shirt).  Registrations after March, 3, 2018: $40, Registrations after May, 5, 2018:$50,
  • 1K Kid’s Fun Run – $20 for individual, (1 T-shirt). Registrations after Wednesday, May 5, 2018: $25



  • 1K Kid’s Fun Run @ 7:45am
  • 5K Walk @ 8:00am
  • 5K Run @ 8:00am
  • 10K Run @ 8:45am




The course is timed: computerized time results will be announced & on the website.

All runs and walks start and end at Ramsay Park.  Run and walk courses are the same this year.  Course maps available at www.pvshelter.org


The race will take place on Sunday, May 13, 2018, rain or shine. If you have any questions, please contact the Pajaro Valley Shelter Services office at (831) 728-5649. See you on May 13th!


Additional Information:

Pre-registration Packet Pick-up

Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up and New Registration Dates

In Watsonville at Pajaro Valley Shelter ServicesThursday & Friday, May 10th & 11th, 9 am – 2 pm

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

In Watsonville at Kelly’s Books: Friday, May 11th, 3 pm – 8 pm

  • 1838 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076 (in Watsonville Square Shopping center on corner of Green Valley & Main St

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!!


There is a small amount of parking in the Ramsay Park lot off Harkins Slough Road, by the race registration area. There is also parking on Harkins Slough Road and in the Ramsey Park lot off of Main Street.

What to Wear

Wear comfortable clothing, taking into account that you will get hot once you being your run. Also, be sure to wear good running shoes. 

What to Bring

Family and friends to cheer you on!

Be Prepared

Eat something at least an hour prior to the start of the race

Your race bib gets pinned to the FRONT of your shirt. We will provide pins. Pin the bib at all four corners.

Organised by

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

115 Brennan Street, Watsonville

Phone: 831 -728-5649

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