Welcome to Fletcher's Challenge 2015
It is hard to believe that this will be the 8th Annual Fletcher's Challenge. We are excited to announce that the Trail Race will once again be point to point. The race continues to grow by leaps and bounds with over 184 trail runners and 541 participants in the Family run/walk around beautiful Westwood Lake!!! Let's see if we can top last year's numbers yet again.
Please join us in making the Fletcher's Challenge event for 2015 the biggest and most fun ever. There is fun to be had for people of all ages.
Trail Race - We have an excellent trail run for those who enjoy a real challenge. This will be a point to point race which will be approximately 15km, and will feature some of Nanaimo's best trails. This will be a timed event, and guaranteed fun. The distance will be confirmed closer to the race. As this point to point trail race has become so popular, we are going to cap the race at 235 racers so make sure you register early as you don't want to miss a seat on the bus and miss the race. Lets try and fill all five busses this year.
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 station along the way for some extra motivation. The main goal is to have fun, but this event will have a clock 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