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

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Fletcher's Challenge 2018


Welcome to Fletcher's Challenge 2018, a trail race and family walk/run on Nanaimo's best trails. The trail race features the point-to-point format that Fletcher's Challenge is famous for.
Funds raised at the Fletcher's Challenge event are donated back to the community through Runners Of Compassion - Nanaimo Chapter. The funds assist underprivileged youth in accessing sports.


2018 features a 17km (approx) course. It is a point-to-point race featuring some of Nanaimo's best trails. This is a timed event, and guaranteed fun. Race participants are capped at 250 racers, so make sure you register early and don't miss out on a seat on the bus.

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

  • Bib Pickup: 8:30am - 9:20am
  • Bus Leaves: 9:30am (Don't miss it!)
  • Race Start: 10am
* Remember - all racers must carry water.


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

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!?

This 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 unequaled. 

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. 


  1. Participation of a family in sports can have a unique opportunity to develop their social skills. Encouragement and emotional support of the elders of the family will help the young ones to enjoy the sport even more.
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