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 monety for a much needed CT scanner.
Run for Life 2017 will be directed towards a recumbent bike at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The bike will be used to test and detect possible ischemia in the heart. Patients will be able to have an ECG Machine monitoring as well as the sonographer will be able to acquire images, all while on the bike. This means that patients do not have to travel to Victoria to have this test and an essential addition to the Heart Health Program at NRGH 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 a new recumbent bike at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Where - Bowen Park, Nanaimo, BC - Wall Street Entrance
When - Sunday, May 28 2017
Sign in & Bib Pick up - 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the Lower Picnic Shelter 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.
The Top Pledge Earner will win a two night stay at the Old House Village Hotel & Spa in Courtenay, BC.