Fletcher’s Challenge 2020 Update
In response to recommendations from the BC Ministry of Health regarding COVID-19, it is with regret that the 13th Annual Fletcher’s Challenge Trail Race and Family Run/Walk scheduled for April 10th, 2020 has been cancelled. The health and safety of trail racers, families, volunteers and the community are at the heart of this decision.
Although the event has been cancelled for this year, our commitment to assisting underprivileged children and youth access sports continues. We will allocate your entry fees to this purpose unless you say otherwise. In appreciation, your entry fee will be carried forward for the 2021 Fletcher’s Challenge Trail Race and Family Run/Walk.
We look forward to your participation in the 2021 event which will be held on April 2nd, 2021.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please do your best to stay safe and healthy.
Welcome to Fletcher's Challenge 2020, 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.
2020 features a 15km (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.
NOTICE TO ALL TRAIL RACERS.... As in previous years there IS a time cut off at check point “one” at the water station. Don’t listen to the chitter chatter before the race!
Time cut offs are used both to keep the race moving and for everyone’s safety. You will be told of the cut off time prior to the start of the trail race. Remember this is a race so time is of the essence, this is not your long run. Generally, only a few don’t make the cut off. Thank you for your understanding.
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.
6KM FAMILY COOKIE RUN/WALK
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.