Welcome to Fletcher's Challenge 2013
We are excited to announce that the Trail Race will once again be point to point. Last year, we had a record number of participants in both the trail race and the family run/walk. Over 110 trail runners and 300 participants in the Family run/walk around beautiful Westwood Lake!!! Let's see if we can top last year's numbers.
Please join us in making the Fletcher's Challenge event for 2013 the biggest and most fun ever. There is fun to be had for people of all ages.
13km Trail Race - We have an excellent 13km trail run for those who enjoy a real challenge. This will be a point to point race, and will feature some of Nanaimo's best trails. This will be a timed event, and guaranteed fun.
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 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. The main goal is to have fun, but this event will have timing available for those who want to see how fast they can lap the lake.
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. A big draw 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!