MEC Ottawa Race "Below" ZERO: 5k/10k 2017

  • Date
    Saturday, 11 February, 2017
  • Time
    From 08:30 am to 11:30 am UTC
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
    $15.00
  • Address
    Rideau Carleton Raceway
    4837 Albion Road
    Ottawa, ON

Online registration is now closed.

Registrations can be made in store at MEC Ottawa ($20) (registrations made after 5pm Thursday 9th February will be issued with their bib at time of registration), or on the morning of the event ($25, cash only).

Bib pick up:
  • At MEC Ottawa (366 Richmond Road) between 5:00 pm and 9pm on Thursday February 9th and save 10% on your purchases at that time (some conditions apply)
  • At MEC Ottawa, Friday February 10th  between 10:00 and 9pm (no in-store discount).
  • At Rideau Carleton Raceway, Saturday February 11th after 7am.

No t-shirt, no bag of flyers at bib pick-up, no medal to keep in an old shoe box. Just the important stuff: well-marked courses, in-race support, a professional safety team, accurate timing and bananas at the finish line! The Race "Below Zero" is the first of 6 races MEC Ottawa will host in 2017:

Join us for a (cold!) 5 or 10km on a very flat and fast course at Rideau Carleton Raceway, a short 20 minute drive south of downtown Ottawa.

Rideau Carleton Raceway provides the perfect location for a winter run! Stay warm inside before your race, and get back inside from the cold straight away afterwards! Rideau Carleton Raceway serve breakfast too: read about it HERE


Event information

 

The Weather Network

 
 
Race start time:
Saturday 11th February 2017
Both races will begin together at 8:45am
Due to the number of registrations, the race will now be timed by Sportstats,start times have been changed to:
10K: 8:45am
5K: 8:55am
 
Course description:
The race starts under the grandstand of the Rideau Carleton Raceway, on the track itself. The surface is fine crushed gravel. After the gun racers will run a half lap of the track (anti clockwise) and exit the track through a gate on the back stretch.

The course the runs eastwards through the paddock(dirt road) into an out-and-back section on a paved road, there is water at the turn around point (Bank Street end). After the turn the course runs back westwards, across the paddock behind the racetrack and re-enters the main track via a different gate on the back straight and complete the loop to finish in the same location as the start.

10km runners will keep left of the finish arch to run 1 full additional lap of the full course, finishing through the arch on conclusion of their second lap.

*The course is winter maintained, however please be prepared for possible snow and ice on the cours!

Course marking

  • The course will be clearly marked with black arrows (bearing the MEC logo) on a yellow plastic board.
  • Each kilometer will be indicated. 
  • There will be marshals on the course to direct you.
  • Through the paddock area you will run keeping small orange pylons on your left side. 
Bib pick up.
  • At MEC Ottawa (366 Richmond Road) between 5:30 pm and 9pm on Thursday February 9th and save 10% on your purchases at that time (some conditions apply)
  • At MEC Ottawa, Friday February 10th  between 10:00 and and 9pm (no in-store discount).
  • At Rideau Carleton Raceway, Saturday February 11th after 7am.

Awards

  • Awards (medals for 1,2,3 M&F) distributed according to gun time position. 

Rules

  • You must wear your bib clearly and visibly on the front of your clothing.
  • For the out-and-back section on the road, keep to the right side of the center line.
  • Through the paddock area, keep orange pylons on your left. 

Timing

  • Timing will be carried out using a Seiko S149 world class athletic printing timer (manual timing, not chip).
  • Results will be online at events.mec.ca on the same afternoon as raceday.
  • Race now timed by Sportstats - due to the number of registrations we will use electronic bib-tag timing.
  • Race results will be on sportstats.ca at the time you finish the race.
  • BIBS MUST BE WORN VISIBLY ON THE FRONT OF YOUR BODY, NOT UNDER A JACKET.
  • 2016 race results: HERE

Parking

  • There is ample parking at the Rideau Carleton Raceway.

Volunteer!

  • We are seeking volunteers to help at this race - volunteers will be rewarded with a free entry to any other MEC Ottawa race of the season!
  • We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

     

    Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

     

    1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/rNRUmR

    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

    3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

     

    Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually: chris.chapman@mec.ca 


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For more information, please contact: chris.chapman@mec.ca


Register by selecting distance below and clicking register button.

Online registration will close at 9am on Thursday February 9th.