Once the domain of quiet retirees, the picturesque Oceanside area of central Vancouver Island has flourished into a vibrant, growing community – and a runners’ dream come true.
On eastern Vancouver Island, about 30 minutes north of Nanaimo, two towns make up the Oceanside region: Parksville and Qualicum. Presided over by the majestic Mt Arrowsmith, the valley is surrounded by beachcombing, marine adventures, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and unbelievable running trails.
Although it seldom snows in the valley, Mt. Washington is only a 30-minute drive away and offers the deepest snow-pack on the planet. The Oceanside running scene is thriving and local runners will welcome runners of all abilities.
Oceanside Running Club Association offers several running experiences to its members:
Race Preparations (and membership in the Vancouver Island Running Association)