Pop­u­lar Runs

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The Cedar 12K

Hosted by the Bas­tion Run­ning Club, this mid-April out and back is the last stop in the pop­u­lar Van­cou­ver Is­land Race Se­ries. It is a pretty, un­du­lat­ing course through the coun­try­side, with plenty of spec­ta­tors (both hu­man and bovine) to cheer you on. The chance to podium is in­creased with this se­ries, as age cat­e­gories are sep­a­rated into five-year in­cre­ments and prizes go 10 deep in each di­vi­sion.

Fletcher’s Chal­lenge

A 12–15K point-to-point “mys­tery” run where par­tic­i­pants are bused from West­wood Lake to a se­cret start lo­ca­tion and then set loose on a well­marked course that show­cases some of Nanaimo’s premier trails. The race (held on Good Fri­day) fin­ishes at West­wood Lake, and in­cor­po­rates a 6K kids run and an Easter egg hunt.

The Nanaimo Bar Trail

Nanaimo is world fa­mous for its bars – Nanaimo bars that is – they’re so scrump­tious they were served at a Trudeau/Obama state din­ner last year. Join BCRPA cer­ti­fied coach Denise Bonin for the Nanaimo Bar Run. Denise ex­plains, “The con­cept is sim­ply de­li­cious – we meet at the Diana Krall Plaza in the down­town core, go for a 6–8K run, chat, ex­plore Nanaimo and then eat a Nanaimo Bar at one of the lo­ca­tions on the Nanaimo Bar Trail.”

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