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Eat – Sleep – Run or Walk

      Are you new to Nanaimo or just visiting?
      You don’t know where to run or walk?
      You don’t want to run or walk alone?
      You want to learn a bit about the city as you run or walk?

    If you answered yes to any of those questions and want to learn more, we’ve got a solution for you!

    Nanaimo Bar Trail Run or Walk

    It’s back! Starting Tuesday, May 23rd – the day after the Victoria Day weekend – join us for the first Nanaimo Bar Trail Run or Walk of the Summer!

    This could be you, experiencing Nanaimo:

    (Video by Jessie Zhang, with some footage by John Jensen, on July 6, 2016. Thanks to runners: Amanda, Ashlee, John, and Stephanie and stroller children)

    Here are the details:

      Where: Meet at the Diana Krall Plaza and we’ll run or walk from there and return there too
      When: 9:30 am – rain or shine – dress accordingly
      Who: Runners or walkers, join in on your own, with a friend, with family, with a well-behaved dog, or with a kid in a stroller.
      Cost: $15 per person (kids in strollers and dogs free) (please register and pay in advance)
      What: Guided run/walk, tour, Nanaimo Bar and a beverage, e.g. coffee or tea
      Details: If there are more runners than walkers, we’ll run. If there are more walkers than runners, we’ll walk. **Plus**, if Tuesday morning does not work for you, let’s arrange another date and time!
      More info and registration: denise@gottarun.ca

    Nanaimo Bars: the story and the recipe

    Nanaimo Bar

    Nanaimo Bar – made from this recipe


    Read about the noble Nanaimo Bar, plus download a recipe.

    Vancouver Island Trail Race Series
    Vancouver Island Trail Race Series Logo
    I’m so excited to announce that I was selected to be one of the ambassadors for the 2017 Vancouver Island Trail Race Series. Which means I will be promoting the series and running the races. Watch for more news on my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds!

    Check out these potential BC racing events:

    1. Vancouver Island Road Race Series
    2. Vancouver Island Trail Race Series
    3. BC Athletics listed events