ROC Events

*At this time ROC Runs and Events have been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Watch here or on the membership group on Facebook ‘ROC & Routes’ for updates.

Fletcher’s Challenge

Fletcher’s Challenge 2021 Update
The organizing of Fletcher’s Challenge would usually be well underway by this time with route design confirmed, registration going live, poster being created and sponsors being finalized. 2021 like 2020 isn’t a usual year as our ability to gather is impaired by the Public Health Orders (PHO’s) associated with Covid-19. As an organizing committee, we analyzed our options of having a Fletcher’s Challenge Virtual Race for 2021 and what that might look like.
We have decided that it is our intent to move Fletcher’s Challenge from Good Friday in April to a weekend in the fall. This allows us to explore options for structure of the event dependent on what is happening with Covid-19 and the associated PHO’s, vaccinations and the ability to gather. If we are unable to gather in Fall 2021 we will explore a virtual event.
So what is next for Fletcher’s Challenge 2021? We will be communicating with you over the coming months about event details, registration links and any relevant information via , Facebook and Instagram.
We thank those who registered in 2020 whose entries have been transferred to 2021 for your patience and understanding. The funds from this event have a large impact in our community to assist families in need, local charities and assist youth to overcome financial barriers so that they can participate in sports activities.
We look forward to interacting with all of you in the Fall of 2021 for Fletcher’s Challenge.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Greg Scott (race director) at
Best regards from your Fletcher’s Challenge Organizing Committee.

**Fletcher’s Challenge is our signature fundraising event, held annually at Westwood Lake in Nanaimo on Good Friday. For complete details including registration information, visit Fletchers Challenge Blogspot

Weekly Trail Runs

**At this time weekly trail runs have been suspended until after the COVID-19 pandemic**

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. A signed Guest waiver is required, so please print and give it to your group leader.  If you need more information about the location of the run (it changes weekly)  please contact us on Facebook for the quickest response, or email us at

Annual Volunteer Events

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.