THANK YOU to all who PARTICIPATED! We had 110 trail race finishers, and over 300 participants in the walk around the lake. We heard lots of great comments about the feast of cookies, and hope to have even more cookie stations next year.
THANK YOU to those who VOLUNTEERED! This event would not succeed without the contribution of many many volunteers.
THANK YOU to our SPONSORS! The awards were spectacular, and the door prizes many. In addition to door prizes, food, and their time, our sponsors made significant cash donations that will be used by Runners of Compassion in our charitable works.
We heard a lot of positive feedback about this year's event, and hope to make next year's even better. If you liked Fletcher's Challenge, remember us next year, and please tell your friends. If there waw something you did not like, please tell us.
As our trail run participants found, we have some of the best trails on Vancouver Island, and were not shy to showcase them. Look forward to finding out how we can top ourselves with next year's course design! TRAIL RUNNERS - Were you aware that Runners of Compassion leads group trail runs every Saturday morning through the entire year!? Our typical group runs are a few kms shorter than this year's race course, and we enjoy all of Nanaimo's best trails. Visit our website, or email us for more information.
We saw hundreds of smiling kids and adults alike walking and running around Westwood Lake. This year they were greeted to cookies every 2km. Next year we would love to reward them once per kilometer! After the walk, the kids enjoyed an easter egg hunt with candy of epic proportions. Can you think of a more fun way to spend Good Friday with your friends and family? How many of your friends can you bring for next year!?
We have opened the comments below, and would love to hear from you. If you have additional photos or news links, please send them to us by email.
Trail Race Results - Raceday Timing
Numerous galleries on the Runners of Compassion Website
Nanaimo Daily News - Chris Koehn (Pre Race)
Nanaimo Daily News - Krista Bryce (Post Race)
Comox Valley Record
Chek 6 News