Friday March 30, 2018
Westwood Lake, Nanaimo BC
Point-to-Point Trail Race and 6km Family Cookie Run/Walk

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Final Countdown - Fletcher's Challenge 2016

THANK YOU for your overwhelming support!

Fletcher’s Challenge 2016 is shaping up to be another stellar event! We have a

record number of registrations for both the trail race and the cookie walk! The

energy is overwhelming! We have five busses for shuttling trail runners to the

TOP SECRET start location!


THE GOLDEN RULE – If you have a great time tomorrow - TELL YOUR

FRIENDS for next year! If you find something that can be improved - TELL US!

Above all else, HAVE FUN!


Since 2003 Runners of Compassion – Nanaimo Chapter has donated in excess

of $160,000. The funds raised from this event will be used to assist young people

overcome financial barriers so that they can participate in sport activities. THANK

YOU!!!


When and Where: Friday, March 25th, 2016 at Westwood Lake

  • TRAIL RACE REGISTRATION & BIB PICKUP: 8:30-9:20AM
  • BUSSES LEAVE AT 9:25AM SHARP for all Trail Racers
  • FAMILY RUN/WALK DAY OF REGISTRATION: 8:30-9:45AM
  • If you have preregistered for family run/walk: arrive at 9:45am
  • TRAIL RACE & COOKIE WALK: Start Time is 10:00AM

INFO FOR EVERYONE:

Last year we have in excess of 800 people, so parking will be a challenge. For

Nanaimo residents, please car pool if at all possible! COME EARLY


INFO FOR TRAIL RUNNERS:

Our trails are a precious and valuable commodity for Nanaimo.  Taking 200+

people over them has impact.  Let’s keep it to a minimum. NO COURSE

CUTTING, Switchback cutting, corner cutting or braiding of the set and marked

route.  Follow the main trail as marked.  Do not go into the scrub, vegetation for

your gain and the courses’ loss.  If you cut the course, go through vegetation,

take a braid, cut a switchback, or go off the marked course for your gain, you will

be disqualified from this event.  We take this seriously.

Safety: The rule for trail racing is IF you come across someone that is injured or

in distress - The first person on the scene stays with the injured person.  The

second person goes forward or backwards on the course to contact a course

marshal and look for help.  The next 2-3 people should check and make sure

everything is OK and if there is any more help needed before proceeding.  We all

take care of each other.  This event and no event is worth not taking care of a

fellow athlete.


 Course length is 15.7km.


Course profile: If last year’s course was a saw blade now think instead of a

pyramid.  Leave some gas in the tank for the second half of the course.  Don’t

give everything in the first half.

Water refill & gels are available at approximately the 8km mark.

All Runners are advised to carry your own water. Fill your water at Westwood

Lake BEFORE you get on the bus.

Please use the facilities at Westwood Lake before boarding the bus at

9:20AM or use the washrooms on the bus, as there will not be washrooms

at the start of the trail race.


The busses will leave at 9:25 DO NOT MISS THEM!

There will be hampers available at the start line to leave any clothing etc. that

you do not want to race with at the start line. These items will be brought back to

the finish line at Westwood Lake. NO VALUABLES! We will not be responsible

for lost or stolen items!


DO NOT leave anything on the bus!


Cutoff at the 8km water station will be 80 minutes (approx. 10 mins/km). Runners

missing this cutoff will be shuttled to the finish line. This pace coincides with

finishing times for some of the slower runners over the last couple of years.


Thank you again and see you on Good Friday.

Greg Scott

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