Fletcher’s Challenge 2016 is shaping up to be another stellar event! We have a
record number of registrations for both the trail race and the cookie walk! The
energy is overwhelming! We have five busses for shuttling trail runners to the
TOP SECRET start location!
THE GOLDEN RULE – If you have a great time tomorrow - TELL YOUR
FRIENDS for next year! If you find something that can be improved - TELL US!
Above all else, HAVE FUN!
Since 2003 Runners of Compassion – Nanaimo Chapter has donated in excess
of $160,000. The funds raised from this event will be used to assist young people
overcome financial barriers so that they can participate in sport activities. THANK
When and Where: Friday, March 25th, 2016 at Westwood Lake
- TRAIL RACE REGISTRATION & BIB PICKUP: 8:30-9:20AM
- BUSSES LEAVE AT 9:25AM SHARP for all Trail Racers
- FAMILY RUN/WALK DAY OF REGISTRATION: 8:30-9:45AM
- If you have preregistered for family run/walk: arrive at 9:45am
- TRAIL RACE & COOKIE WALK: Start Time is 10:00AM
INFO FOR EVERYONE:
Last year we have in excess of 800 people, so parking will be a challenge. For
Nanaimo residents, please car pool if at all possible! COME EARLY
INFO FOR TRAIL RUNNERS:
Our trails are a precious and valuable commodity for Nanaimo. Taking 200+
people over them has impact. Let’s keep it to a minimum. NO COURSE
CUTTING, Switchback cutting, corner cutting or braiding of the set and marked
route. Follow the main trail as marked. Do not go into the scrub, vegetation for
your gain and the courses’ loss. If you cut the course, go through vegetation,
take a braid, cut a switchback, or go off the marked course for your gain, you will
be disqualified from this event. We take this seriously.
Safety: The rule for trail racing is IF you come across someone that is injured or
in distress - The first person on the scene stays with the injured person. The
second person goes forward or backwards on the course to contact a course
marshal and look for help. The next 2-3 people should check and make sure
everything is OK and if there is any more help needed before proceeding. We all
take care of each other. This event and no event is worth not taking care of a
Course length is 15.7km.
Course profile: If last year’s course was a saw blade now think instead of a
pyramid. Leave some gas in the tank for the second half of the course. Don’t
give everything in the first half.
Water refill & gels are available at approximately the 8km mark.
All Runners are advised to carry your own water. Fill your water at Westwood
Lake BEFORE you get on the bus.
Please use the facilities at Westwood Lake before boarding the bus at
9:20AM or use the washrooms on the bus, as there will not be washrooms
at the start of the trail race.
The busses will leave at 9:25 DO NOT MISS THEM!
There will be hampers available at the start line to leave any clothing etc. that
you do not want to race with at the start line. These items will be brought back to
the finish line at Westwood Lake. NO VALUABLES! We will not be responsible
for lost or stolen items!
DO NOT leave anything on the bus!
Cutoff at the 8km water station will be 80 minutes (approx. 10 mins/km). Runners
missing this cutoff will be shuttled to the finish line. This pace coincides with
finishing times for some of the slower runners over the last couple of years.
Thank you again and see you on Good Friday.