About ROC Nanaimo

Runners Of Compassion is a registered non-profit society whose members raise awareness of, and provide funding for, social and charitable causes. We raise funds and volunteer our time to help those in our community in need. We also encourage people to adopt physically active lifestyles. Non-runners and runners alike are invited to join the Nanaimo Chapter of Runners Of Compassion.

Charitable Works

Founded in February 2003, Runners of Compassion Nanaimo raises money to support local families in need, local charities, and to provide financial support to young people pursuing sport. ROC Nanaimo has over 250 members, and since 2003 has distributed more than $10,000 each year in our community. We raise funds and volunteer our time to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Runners Of Compassion, in partnership with Frontrunners Nanaimo, provides quality running shoes to youth in the community who need them. We believe that active lifestyles lead to healthier minds and bodies. Since 2003, ROC has donated over 300 pairs of runners to deserving youth.
Each year we award two $1000 bursaries to a graduating young man and woman to pursue a post secondary education. The bursaries are for hard working students with a financial need. Recipients are selected through the Nanaimo Schools Financial Awards Society.
Runners Of Compassion provides financial support to local food programs, including Loaves and Fishes, the Salvation Army, and the 7/10 Club. We also volunteer our time to help deliver these programs through the Nanaimo Give and Go and Hamper Ville.
This program provides financial assistance to families in need. Runners Of Compassion has assisted a number of families with a wide range of financial need during difficult times.
To ensure that youth in the community have access to sports activities, this program funds registration fees, equipment, sports field days, and associated healthy lifestyle programs.