Date: Good Friday, April 2nd
Location: Westwood Lake Nanaimo
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!
Registration can be done online or through a direct mail in. Applications are always available at Frontrunners Nanaimo as well. For more information contact Dan Brady directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dan was a personal friend of Gavin and is currently the race coordinator.
Race Course Description
We can’t tell you the exact route as it is a kept a bit of a secret until race day! What we can tell you is that each year we change the route in order to show you a little more of the trails that our friend Gavin liked to run. We can also tell you that it is fairly safe to assume the following while out running on this race course:
You will run about 10km or 12km
You will run a few hills
You will get to check out some great vistas
You will run some pretty sweet and fast flowing single track
You will encounter a few rocks, roots, and mud puddles along the way
You will have to cross through at least one or two streams (nothing too deep) before getting to the finish line
Oh, and if you are really lucky you might even encounter a fairy or two along the trail that will be offering out cookies… this is an old school unaided trail race. The only water on this route is the water you carry with you or the water you run through. The trail race starts and finishes on the second beach at Westwood Lake.
You can enter online for The Fletcher’s Challenge at
Registration forms are available at Frontrunners Nanaimo, or you can download the form here:
The Fletcher’s Challenge Registration Forms for Download:
Fletcher Challenge 2010 Registration Form.PDF
Fletcher Challenge 2010 Registration Form.doc
Completed registration forms can be dropped off with your entry fee at Frontrunners Nanaimo.
Information For Walkers
Q. Do walkers use the same route as the runners?
A. No. Walkers have the benefit of only having to walk around the Westwood Lake trail, which is 6km in length.
Official Event Website: http://www.rocnanaimo.com/running.html#description