Thank You Note:
It has been one week since the 2013 Fletcher's Challenge and there are so many stories that have been told about the fun times that were had; the element of family, friendship, community, competition and athleticism.
2013 marks the sixth annual Fletcher's Challenge and the event continues to grow year after year. This year, we saw approximately 400 participants for the family run/walk and 193 trail racers, a 75% increase in the trail race. These numbers are outstanding!!!
Not only have we grown by leaps and bounds in the participants but we have also increased with the support of our corporate sponsorship, which is in the form of cash sponsors, in kind donations such as the food, coffee and door prizes. A copy of the thank you ad is attached listing all of the corporate sponsors.
As the Fletcher's Challenge has increased year over year, so has the number of volunteers needed to make the event as successful as it is. I would like to thank all of the course markers, course marshals, cookie walk marshals, registration volunteers, timing volunteers, parking volunteers, first aid volunteers, water station volunteers, cookie table volunteers and the many others who helped make the 2013 Fletcher’s Challenge such a success.
There are a few people that I would like to extend special gratitude to: Dan Brady, Normon Thibault, Jeremy Clegg, Cathy Webster (Nanaimo Daily News) and Charles Burrell. I am lucky to be in your presence and get to work with an amazing team that inspires me.
In addition to being a great event that has become a Good Friday ritual, it is also the ability to be able to get kids access to sports where it isn't possible in their households. Fletcher's Challenge raised in excess of $12,000 in net funds raised which will help a lot of kids get access to sports, a number that is over double of 2011.
There are already plans for the new route for 2014 so please mark your calendars for Good Friday 2014.
See you all running in the trails.