Yeah! We are Running Again!!

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 info@rocnanaimo.com 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.