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

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Have You Registered?

Fletcher's Challenge 2016 registration is filling up fast! Register at Frontrunners Nanaimo, or register online. Registration closes Thursday March 24.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fletcher's Challenge 2016

Welcome to Fletcher's Challenge 2016!
This year's race is the 9TH ANNUAL Fletcher's Challenge. Hard to believe. Last year, the unique point-to-point race raised $15,000 which was donated back to the community through Runners Of Compassion - Nanaimo Chapter. The funds assisted underprivileged youth in accessing sports. Let's do it - let's top last year's total in 2016!

Now for the details...
  • Bib Pickup: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • Bus Leaves: 9:30am (Don't miss it!)
  • Race Start: 10am
We have an excellent trail run for those who enjoy a real challenge. This is a point to point race, approximately 16km, and features some of Nanaimo's best trails. This is a timed event, and guaranteed fun. The distance will be confirmed closer to the race. As this point to point trail race has become so popular, we are going to cap the race at 235 racers so make sure you register early as you don't want to miss a seat on the bus and miss the race. Lets try and fill all five buses this year.

  • Bib Pickup: 8:30am - 9:45am
  • Race Start: 10am
Gather up the kids, and come on out for the ever popular cookie walk! This event is a blast for those of all ages. Entrants enjoy a single lap around Westwood Lake, and are treated to cookie stations along the way for some extra motivation.

A big draw at this event is the cookie run for kids around Westwood Lake. However; cookies are not the exclusive domain of the kids, as all runners and walkers are treated to some pretty good home-baked treats after their run/walk.

Easter Egg Hunt 

If the thrill of running around the lake and eating cookies is not enough to motivate your kids to participate, then how about the lure of the post-run easter egg hunt!?

There will be some excellent door prizes available from our sponsors, as well as awards for the top finishers in their age groups. 

This running event memorializes Mr. Gavin Fletcher who died at too young an age. He was a well known sports columnist, a member of ROC, a husband and father. 

His family values were paramount but his love of good fun competition in sports was unequalled. 

It is with this intent that we fashion The Fletcher's Challenge, held each year on Good Friday open to both runners and walkers. 

It is about participation, having fun and enjoying some physical activity with your family.