Sun, May 07, 2023Mothers Day Run Pre Race Newsletter


The Mother's Day Flower Fun Run is tomorrow and we wanted to send some final reminders. Please read through this entire email so that you're ready for your run! 


We're so excited to see how many people are interested in this event. It was so popular that the 1K is now sold out and we have about 5 spots left in the 5K. If you have someone who still wants to do the 5K race, have them email today. 

We won't have day-of registration but we're looking to expand this event for 2024. 

Medal Update:

With all this extra demand, we had to order more of everything - more race bibs, medals, finish line food, water cups, etc.

Everything is ready to go with one small exception. The medals for the 5K have yet to be delivered, so Sportstats will mail those out to everyone on Monday. 

All the 1K participants will get a medal at the finish line but the extra medals for the 5K ended up being delayed longer than expected. We apologize for the inconvenience but who doesn't love getting a letter in the mail, that isn't a bill?!



We don't have access to the course until Sunday morning, so there won't be an in-person orientation.

Instead, we encourage you to watch this virtual orientation. If anything is unclear or if you have more questions, you can email or show up to the event a little early on Sunday to ask your questions in person. We'll be ready for you by 11am!

On Sunday, we'll be at Dows Lake, at the start line, as seen in the map above. You'll see our purple tents in front of the Dows Lake Pavillion. 

Watch the virtual orientation video

Getting to the Event:

We can't stress this enough - parking is limited in this area, so be sure to add some buffer time to your travel plans. If you get there a bit early, you can enjoy the Tulip Festival! 

There's parking in the nearby communities, but you can also access the area by bike, bus, or on foot. Although you might want to save some energy for the run!

During our site visit today, the course looked as beautiful as ever, but with so many people trying to see the Tulips, parking is going to be difficult. 

Free Race Photos!

Bring your smile, or your game face, and keep an eye out for our Race Photographers on Race Day. The photos are FREE for anyone who participates. They're sponsored by The Canadian Tulip Legacy

When to Arrive:

We recommend showing up an hour before the race, to find parking, get your bib, warm up, and make your way to the start line. Bib pickup opens at 11am. 

Bib Pick up:

We'll be set up at the start/finish line, right outside of Dows Lake Pavillion. Keep an eye out for the purple Somersault archway and tents. 

The race starts are:

Noon: 1K 

12:20: 5K  

Show up on-site an hour before the race, so that you can get set up, warm up and make your way to the start line. 

Spectator Guide:


We have this handy Spectator Guide! It highlights all the info that you and your spectators will find helpful on Race Day. 

Check out our Spectator Guide

Anything Else? 

If you have any last-minute questions, please let us know! Otherwise, check out our website for all things Somersault. You can also keep in touch with us on Facebook and Instagram


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