Running Routes from Frontrunners Nanaimo

All of these running routes start & finish from Frontrunners Nanaimo (1825 Bowen Road). Stop in before or after your run to top up you water bottle or grab some last minute fuel!

7k Bowen and Creekside

Down Bowen. RIGHT on Buttertubs. Enter Parking lot to LEFT. Exit onto Menzies Ridge. RIGHT on Sarum Rise Way. Follow LEFT. LEFT on Jingle Pot Rd. RIGHT on Wakesiah. RIGHT on Third. At the NIC go through parking lot to back of lot behind building and enter the trail near the back. Exit onto Jinglepot and cross the road to Beringer Blvd. Follow Beringer to the roundabout. LEFT off roundabout ont Poets Trail Dr. RIGHT on Stonewater Drive. LEFT on Sarum Rise Way. LEFT on Menzies. Through Parking lot at Buttertubs. RIGHT on Buttertubs. LEFT on Bowen and return.

7.3k E&N and Parkway Loop 

Head up Bowen to the E&N. Follow the E&N south to Northfield and cross onto Boundary Ave. Follow to R on Dufferin. Return to FR.

8k Waterfront Loop

Head down Bowen. Follow Comox. Enter Maffeo Sutton Park and take your first right path towards water. Follow path to the left. Cross Bridge and follow waterfront path to Townsite Marina. Return up Townsite to Bowen. Right on Bowen. Return to FR.

8.7k E Wellington Loop

From FR run south on Bowen. RIGHT on E. Wellington. Cross highway. RIGHT on Maxey. LEFT on Durnin. LEFT back on E. Wellington. Cross Bowen to Townsite. LEFT on Boundary. LEFT on Dufferin & return to Bowen.

10k Creekside Route

Bowen to Buttertubs, LEFT on Menzies Ridge, RIGHT on Sarum Rise, follow LEFT and out to Jingle Pot. LEFT onto Jinglepot. RIGHT on Wakesiah, RIGHT on Third to Jinglpot . RIGHT on Jinglepot and enter the Marsh and follow path straight. Complete 1.5 loops and Exit at Menzies and return to FR.

10k Bowen & Jinglepot Loop

Down Bowen Road. R on Buttertubs Dr. Follow onto Menzies Ridge. R on Sarum Rise Way. Follow out to Jinglepot. L on Jinglepot. R on Wakesiah. R on Third and follow Third past NIC and back to Jinglepot. Repeat the LOOP along Jinglepot, R on Wakesiah, R on Third and back to Jinglepot. L on Bird Sanctuary, first R on Wildlife Place. R on Wordsworth. L on Poets Traiil Dr. R on Stonewater, L on Sarum Rise Way and return to the shop.

10k Parkway Trail Loop

From FR head down Bowen. R on Buttertubs. Follow to LEFT onto Menzies Ridge. R on Sarum Rise Way. Follow to Jingle Pot Road. Follow Jingle Pot to Parkway. Cross to Parkway Trail. Parkway Trail to Northfield. Up Northfield. R on Boxwood. Return to Shop.

10k Parkway North Diver Lake

Start at Boxwood and head to Northfield. LEFT on Northfield. Cross Highway and enter Parkway Trail heading NORTH. When you cross the highway before Mostar (tunnel) turn RIGHT out of the tunnel up to Crystal Brook Way. Turn LEFT on to Joanna Terrace RIGHT on to Jeane Way. LEFT on Goldfinch. RIGHT on Willow Grouse. LEFT on Pheasant. RIGHT on Labieux. RIGHT on Bowen – return to FR.

10.5k E&N and Parkway Loop

Head up Bowen to the E&N. Follow the E&N south to the end onto Holly. Take Holly Ave. to Townsite. RIGHT on Townsite back to Bowen via E Wellington. Right on Bowen back to the shop.

10.8k East Wellington Buttertubs

Down Bowen to E Wellington. RIGHT on E Wellington. LEFT on Jinglepot, CROSS highway to follow Jinglepot. Follow into Buttertubs Marsh. Stay LEFT in marsh. Follow out onto Buttertubs Drive. LEFT on Bowen and return to FR.

12k Parkway North Diver Lake

Start at Boxwood and head to Northfield. LEFT on Northfield. Cross Highway and enter Parkway Trail heading NORTH. When you cross the highway before Mostar (tunnel) turn RIGHT out of the tunnel up to Crystal Brook Way. Turn LEFT on to Joanna Terrace RIGHT on to Jeane Way. LEFT on Goldfinch. RIGHT on Willow Grouse. LEFT on Pheasant. RIGHT on Labieux. Cross Bowen and stay on Labieux. RIGHT on Dorman. RIGHT on Northfield. LEFT on Bowen – return to FR.

12k Waterfront Loop

Head down Bowen. Follow Comox. Enter Maffeo Sutton Park and take your first right path towards water. Follow path to the left. Cross Bridge and follow waterfront path to Townsite Marina. Return up Townsite. RIGHT on Holly Ave to enter E&N Trail. Follow to Northfield. Cross Bowen to LEFT on Boxwood. Follow Boxwood back to FR storefront on Bowen.

13k E Wellington, Jinglpot, Buttertubs

Down Bowen, R on E Wellington. Follow E wellington to Jinglepot. L on Jinglepot. Cross Hwy to continue on Jinglepot. Enter Buttertubs to the RIGHT. Complete 1.5 loops of buttertubs. Exit at Menzies Ridge and return to FR via Buttertubs, L on Bowen.

14k Parkway North Diver Lake

Start at Boxwood and head to Northfield. LEFT on Northfield. Cross Highway and enter Parkway Trail heading NORTH. When you cross the highway before Mostar (tunnel) turn RIGHT out of the tunnel up to Crystal Brook Way. Turn LEFT on to Joanna Terrace RIGHT on to Jeane Way. LEFT on Goldfinch. RIGHT on Willow Grouse. LEFT on Pheasant. RIGHT on Labieux. Cross Bowen and stay on Labieux. RIGHT on Dorman. LEFT on Northfield. RIGHT on Boundary. RIGHT on Townsite back to Bowen. RIGHT on Bowen – return to FR.

14k Bowen E&N and Parkway route

LEFT on Boxwood and return to FR. Head up Bowen towards the old Island Highway. Enter the E&N and follow towards downtown. Turn RIGHT on Waddington.Turn RIGHT on Townsite and follow Townsite back to Bowen. Cross Bowen onto E Wellington and follow to the Parkway Trail. Run the Parkway up to Northfield. Turn RIGHT on Bowen. RIGHT On Meredith. LEFT on Boxwood and return to FR.

14k Colliery Dam Out and Back

Head Down Bowen. R onto Buttertubs Drive. Enter Marsh and go RIGHT. Exit Marsh at Jinglepot. CROSS road and head UP trail. Follow LEFT along Third. And then head RIGHT by Serauxmen Stadium. Run behind the stadium and hook LEFT onto Fourth St. RIGHT on Wakesiah until it turns LEFT to become Sixth. Head into Colliery Dam Park and follow trail to LEFT. Stay RIGHT on the trail until it comes out at Nanaimo Lakes Rd. Turn LEFT onto Nanaimo Lakes and follow to Mt. Benson Road and turn around.

14.8 E&N and Parkway Loop

Head up Bowen to the E&N. Follow the E&N south to the end onto Holly. Take Holly Ave. to Townsite. RIGHT on Townsite back to Bowen via E Wellington. Cross E Wellington. Follow to Parkway. Turn RIGHT onto Parkway Trail. Follow to Northfield. Cross highway and follow. RIGHT on Boxwood back to FR.

15k+ E Wellington and Parkway Loop

Down bowen to E Wellington. RIGHT on E Wellington. RIGHT on Jinglepot. CROSS highway and get onto the Parkway Trail. Follow to Northfield. LEFT onto Northfield (cross highway), RIGHT on Boxwood and return to FR. To finish at 14k walk from about the start of Boxwood.

15.8k E&N and Parkway Loop

Head up Bowen to the E&N. Follow the E&N south to the end onto Holly. Take Holly Ave. to Townsite. RIGHT on Townsite back to Bowen via E Wellington. Cross E Wellington. Follow to Parkway. Turn LEFT onto Parkway Trail. Follow to Jinglepot. Follow Jinglepot to enter Buttertubs Marsh on LEFT. Follow LEFT on trail back to Buttertubs and Exit back to bowen. LEFT on Bowen back to shop.

16k Waterfront Loop

Head down Bowen. Follow Comox. Enter Maffeo Sutton Park and take your first right path towards water. Follow path to the left. Cross Bridge and follow waterfront path to Townsite Marina. Return up Townsite. RIGHT on Holly Ave to enter E&N Trail. Follow to Bowen Road. Return up Bowen to Northfield. Turn RIGHT onto Northfield. Cross Highway to Parkway Trail. Follow Parkway Trail SOUTH to E Wellington. LEFT on E Wellington. LEFT on Bowen. Return to FR.

16k E Wellington, Jinglepot, Parkway Loop

Down Bowen, R E Wellington, follow E Wellington to Jinglepot. R on Jinglepot CROSS highway to Parkway Trail, follow Parkway Trail back to Northfield. L Northfield, R Boxwood, R Bowen to FR.

18.3k E. Wellington Durnin Maxey Loop

From Frontrunners run south on Bowen. RIGHT on E Wellington. Follow across highway and follow to RIGHT on Jinglepot. LEFT on Allsop. RIGHT on Andres. Cross/ RIGHT on Jinglepot to Munroe. LEFT on Jinglepot. LEFT E. Wellington. LEFT on Durnin. RIGHT on Maxey. LEFT on E.Wellington. Return to FR on Bowen.

18k E Wellington, Jinglepot, E& N Loop

Down bowen to E Wellington. RIGHT on E Wellington. RIGHT on Jinglepot. CROSS highway and follow Mostarl to the E&N. Follow E&N to Northfield/Boundary (just before Brooks Landing) RIGHT onto Boundary. Follow to Townsite. RIGHT on Townsite. Stay RIGHT on Townsite. Return to FR.

20k E. Wellington Durnin Maxey Loop

From FR run south on Bowen. RIGHT on E. Wellington. Cross highway. RIGHT on Maxey. LEFT on Durnin. RIGHT on E. Wellington. RIGHT on Jinglepot. Follow to Cavendish Blvd. and RETURN the way you came to FR.

22k E. Wellington Durnin Maxey Loop

From FR run south on Bowen. RIGHT on E. Wellington. Cross highway. RIGHT on Maxey. LEFT on Durnin. RIGHT on E. Wellington. RIGHT on Jinglepot. LEFT on Biggs. Follow to Deerwood and TURNAROUND and RETURN the way you came to FR.

22k E Wellington, Jinglepot, E& N Loop

Down bowen to E Wellington. RIGHT on E Wellington. RIGHT on Jinglepot. CROSS highway and follow Mostar to the E&N. Follow E&N to the end and exit onto Holly. Follow to Townsite. Cross townsite down to Bradley. RIGHT on Bradley and then a quick LEFT onto Wall. Follow Wall to enter Bowen Park at Millstream Parkway. Follow path and then trail back up and out of the Park at the soccer fields. Return up Bowen to FR.