Friday, April 19, 2019
Westwood Lake, Nanaimo BC
Point-to-Point Trail Race and 6km Family Cookie Run/Walk

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fletcher's Challenge 2013 - Thank You Note

Thank You Note:

It has been one week since the 2013 Fletcher's Challenge and there are so many stories that have been told about the fun times that were had; the element of family, friendship, community, competition and athleticism.  

2013 marks the sixth annual Fletcher's Challenge and the event continues to grow year after year. This year, we saw approximately 400 participants for the family run/walk and 193 trail racers, a 75% increase in the trail race. These numbers are outstanding!!!

Not only have we grown by leaps and bounds in the participants but we have also increased with the support of our corporate sponsorship, which is in the form of cash sponsors, in kind donations such as the food, coffee and door prizes. A copy of the thank you ad is attached listing all of the corporate sponsors.

As the Fletcher's Challenge has increased year over year, so has the number of volunteers needed to make the event as successful as it is. I would like to thank all of the course markers, course marshals, cookie walk marshals, registration volunteers, timing volunteers, parking volunteers, first aid volunteers, water station volunteers, cookie table volunteers and the many others who helped make the 2013 Fletcher’s Challenge such a success.  

There are a few people that I would like to extend special gratitude to: Dan Brady, Normon Thibault, Jeremy Clegg, Cathy Webster (Nanaimo Daily News) and Charles Burrell. I am lucky to be in your presence and get to work with an amazing team that inspires me.

In addition to being a great event that has become a Good Friday ritual, it is also the ability to be able to get kids access to sports where it isn't possible in their households. Fletcher's Challenge raised in excess of $12,000 in net funds raised which will help a lot of kids get access to sports, a number that is over double of 2011.

There are already plans for the new route for 2014 so please mark your calendars for Good Friday 2014.

See you all running in the trails.


Greg Scott
Race Director

Fletcher's Challenge Celebration

2013 marks the best Fletcher's Challenge yet with record numbers for both the trail race and the family run/walk.  

Here's a snapshot of the day.

Click on the links below to view more information.

Nanaimo Daily News has continued to be a supporter of Fletcher's Challenge since the races' inception in 2007.  A warm applause to Cathy Webster and the Daily News Team!!!! We've attached the Nanaimo Daily News Article for you to check out.

Mark Nelson from Race Day Timing Services did a fabulous job with our race results.  Here are the Race Results.  Way to go, everyone!!! You rocked this race!!!

One of Runners of Compassions' very own captured the essence of this event with a bunch of fantastic photos.  Check them out here.

BC Race Review also captured amazing shots of the runners in action out on the trails!!! Check them out here.

Thank you to everyone for such an amazing event!!!!