Friday, April 19, 2019
Westwood Lake, Nanaimo BC
Point-to-Point Trail Race and 6km Family Cookie Run/Walk

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Fletcher's Challenge 2018 In The Books

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 

Fletcher's Challenge 2018 was fantastic - the weather was perfect, the trail course was epic, the family cookie walk was delicious, and the Easter Egg Hunt was the most competitive race of all!

Thank you to everyone who participated. As you know, funds raised at Fletcher's Challenge are donated back to our community through Runners Of Compassion - Nanaimo Chapter. You helped make that possible. 

Thank you to all the volunteers - at the cookie station, water station and locations throughout the course. We can't do it without you.

And thank you to all the sponsors who support this important event. You'll see all of the 2018 sponsors listed to the right of this page. We encourage you to add these local businesses to your shopping list!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Fletcher's Challenge 2018


Welcome to Fletcher's Challenge 2018, a trail race and family walk/run on Nanaimo's best trails. The trail race features the point-to-point format that Fletcher's Challenge is famous for.
Funds raised at the Fletcher's Challenge event are donated back to the community through Runners Of Compassion - Nanaimo Chapter. The funds assist underprivileged youth in accessing sports.


2018 features a 17km (approx) course. It is a point-to-point race featuring some of Nanaimo's best trails. This is a timed event, and guaranteed fun. Race participants are capped at 250 racers, so make sure you register early and don't miss out on a seat on the bus.

There will be some excellent door prizes available from our sponsors, as well as awards for the top finishers in their age groups. 

  • Bib Pickup: 8:30am - 9:20am
  • Bus Leaves: 9:30am (Don't miss it!)
  • Race Start: 10am
* Remember - all racers must carry water.


Gather up the kids, and come on out for the ever popular cookie walk! This event is a blast for all ages. Entrants enjoy a single lap around Westwood Lake, and are treated to a cookie station along the way for some extra motivation.
  • Day-of Registration: 8:30am - 9:45am
  • Event Start: 10am

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!?

This 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 unequaled. 

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.