Nanaimo Bar Trail Run or Walk

Nanaimo Bar and Coffee - Ummmm

Nanaimo Bar and Coffee – Ummmm

Denise is so patient. Even with an old injured runner like myself. Meet new and old friends for a run or run walk then chill over coffee and the best Nanaimo bar in town – Susanne, Nanaimo


This is how it works:


    • Starting in downtown Nanaimo


    • Contact me and we’ll arrange a time – rain or shine – dress accordingly


    • 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.


    • $15 per person (kids in strollers and dogs free) (please register and pay in advance)


    • Guided run/walk, tour, Nanaimo Bar and a beverage, e.g. coffee or tea


    • If there are more runners than walkers, we’ll run. If there are more walkers than runners, we’ll walk.

More info and registration


We really enjoyed the run. It was a great way to get a workout in, learn about some local history and get to experience a Nanaimo Bar. We thought the meeting place was convenient, the cost was very reasonable and the distance was appropriate – Joseph and Katie, Seattle

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)

And a few more specifics:

      • – Wear good running shoes and running gear (weather dependent)
      • – We will run or walk for about 45-60 minutes (6-8k). The pace will vary depending on participants
      • – No runner/walker will be left behind
        – You must sign

consent form

      • , which includes agreeing to the

PAR-Q form

    • . (Options: Read, print, sign and bring with you or read online, but sign printed form when we meet up).
    • – Maximum number per session is 10
    • – Ideally, you will register at least by noon on Monday (via email: and pay in advance, (e-transfer to email (so we have numbers to tell the restaurant).

Here’s another fun video of the Nanaimo Bar Trail Run from Shaw TV:

(Thank you Jessie Zhang and Rae-Anne LaPlante (ShawTV) for the footage.)