What we support

“The Shoes”

Runners of Compassion in partnership with FrontRunners Nanaimo provide good quality running shoes to students who could not otherwise afford them. This program ensures that underprivileged or disenfranchised youth in our community can participate in sports programs.

We believe that active lifestyles promote healthier minds and bodies. In our past six years, this program has distributed over 300 pairs of runners to youth who would otherwise have sat on the sidelines.

“The People”

Founded in February of 2003, the Nanaimo Chapter of Runners of Compassion (ROC) has raised money to help support local families in need, local charities, and assist young people to overcome financial barriers so that they can participate in sport activities.

ROC consists of over 250 members and since our inception has distributed more than $10,000 per year within our community. We raise these funds to make a positive difference in the lives of people in need.

Our support comes in both financial assistance as well as numerous hours of volunteer time from our member base.


Frontrunners Victoria
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