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10th Annual Fletcher's Challenge l Trail Race & Family Walk

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Friday, April 14th, 2017
Trail Race 8:30AM Family Cookie Walk/Run 10:00AM

Please join us in making the Fletcher's Challenge event for 2017 the biggest and most fun ever. There is fun to be had for people of all ages.

The Fletcher's Challenge event is organized by Runners of Compassion and all money raised is put towards their mission of financially supporting kids to gain access to sports.

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 a cookie station along the way for some extra motivation. The main goal is to have fun.

The family run/walk will start from Westwood Lake at 10:00am.

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

Register HERE for the Family Walk

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?

Trail Race - This year will be the first year that there will be a choice of a short course (approx. 12km) and a long course (approx. 15km) to test your overall endurance. This will be a point-to-point race, and will again feature some of Nanaimo's best trails. This will be a timed event, and guaranteed fun. All participants (both distances) must carry water during the race.

PACKAGE PICKUP For Point to Point Trail Racers:
Race Day bib pickup for the trail race takes place between 8:30am - 9:20am at Westwood Lake. The bus transporting runners to the start leaves promptly at Westwood Lake at 9:30am. Don't miss the bus! And don't forget to bring water. All racers must carry water during the race.

Please note: the trail race for 2017 is now sold out!


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!

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Cost: Adult: $35
Family: $25
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Children's Entertainment
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    Benefit | Fundraiser
Sports | Recreation
Location: Westwood Lake
2008 Westwood Lake, Nanaimo
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Greg Scott

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