Sat May 13, 2023

Hello ROC members! It’s that time again. Our Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday, May 13 from 10-11 am at the Dufferin Cres Country Grocer in the Community Room. The room is up the stairs by the cafeteria entrance. Please come out and support your community.
This year is the 20th anniversary of ROC and we want to make the AGM special. We’ve asked a few of the original ROC members to attend to speak about the history of ROC. You won’t want to miss it. Also, the Board has a few vacancies and we’d like you to consider becoming a Board member. Board duties don’t need to be particularly onerous. All contributions are appreciated.
Hope to see you there!

Please check out ROC & Routes

(our members-only Facebook page)

to see where we will be meeting this Saturday.

Weekly Trail Runs ROC members receive a weekly ‘Trail Bits’ newsletter by email, that describes the Saturday morning trail run.  Trail runs usually last between 1 hour and 1.5 hours.  There may be as many as three or four groups of trail runners on any given Saturday depending on attendance levels and availability of trail leaders.  Members are asked to select the group that best matches their own trail running experience and fitness level.  A leader and sweeper will be assigned to each group before the groups head out on the trails. 
  •    Group 1:  Fast
  •    Group 2:  Moderate
  •    Group 3:  New to trail running  (Have a solid running base – not for walkers) 

NOTE to non-members: We encourage you to join us for a “Drop In” trail run. Please register here for a One Time Drop In, and email us at with the date you plan to attend so we can let you know where it will be.

Runners of Compassion (ROC) COVID-19 Participant Declaration:
  • I agree to conduct a COVID-19 self-assessment prior to the start of any group trail runs, and to participate only if I am healthy and not self-isolating.
  •  I acknowledge that failure to abide by these policies and guidelines may result in temporary suspension of my Club membership.
  • I acknowledge that there are risks associated with participating in Club activities, and that the measures taken by ROC including those set out above will not entirely eliminate those risks.

Volunteer Events

ROC has monthly volunteer dates to volunteer as a group with Loaves and Fishes.  Come and join us, its a ton of fun and just a great way to give back to the community. We have a few superstars that volunteer regularly but once in awhile is perfectly fine too.

Every year volunteers from ROC participate in the annual food drive in Nanaimo’s Give and Go. We help with traffic control, unload vehicles, and receive food items from people in their cars who are dropping them off for local food banks.

ROC volunteers are also involved with Hamperville. Every year our members work with other volunteers and take donated food items, sort them into food groups and then box them for distribution in the community. If the weather is bad we’ll even offer rides for people to access the food hampers.

Looking for more information about ROC events?
Please contact us.