May 27th, 2018

5K Run/Walk at Bowen Park
in Support of Your Hospital.

Run for Life is hosted by the Financial Institutions of Central Vancouver Island in partnership with the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation.   It is a family friendly fun run/walk for all capabilities, and has been a staple event for the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation since 2003.  Over $300,000 has been raised to purchase medical equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.  All funds raised are directed towards equipment at NRGH.



About The Run for Life

Over the last decade representatives from each Financial Institution on Central Vancouver Island have joined forces to host the 5K fun run. This is a wonderful opportunity to work together as a diverse, but cohesive group – all for a great cause. All proceeds will help fund lifesaving equipment, education, and programs for the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). NRGH is a community hospital that serves the needs of more than 160,000 people from Bowser to Ladysmith, but it is also the referral hospital north of the Capital Region, with approximately 400,000 individuals.

Run for Life proceeds have made a true and enduring difference to numerous Departments at NRGH, including the Emergency Department (ED), Paediatrics, Maternity, and equipment purchases for the two new Operating Rooms in the Surgical department and last years Run for Life helped raise money for a much needed CT scanner.

Run for Life 2018 will be directed towards the purchase of new medical equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, that will benefit the whole region.

By working together, the Financial Institutions of Central Vancouver Island, along with the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation are increasing awareness, raising funds and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

All proceeds will support the purchase of new medical equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Event Details

Where – Bowen Park, Nanaimo, BC  – Wall Street Entrance
When – Sunday, May 27 2018
Sign in & Bib Pick up – 9:00 am to 9:45 am in the gravel parking lot off Wall Street
Warm Up – 9:50 am
Start – 10 am


Parking is limited, please allow yourself ample time to find a spot;
There are spots available close to the Check In location however we could be sharing the Park with other events, so here are a few options:
–        Parking lot at the Curling Club
–        Parking lot by the tennis courts
–        Parking lot by the Pool off Bowen Road. (Old location)


The Run for Life will go ahead rain or shine. Come prepared with sunscreen, warm layered clothes and wet weather gear to ensure you have a great day no matter what the weather brings.  Try to match what you race in to the weather.

There will be coffee, water and snacks available.


We strongly encourage participants to set goals and collect pledges through their Participant Centre. For fundraising tips click here.