MEC Vancouver: Road Race FOUR, Garry Point Park 5K / 10K / 21.1K

  • Date
    Sunday, 10 June, 2018
  • Time
    From 08:30 am to 11:30 am PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
    $15.00
  • Address
    Garry Point Park
    12011 Seventh Avenue
    Richmond, BC

GARRY POINT PARK

Forget the movie ticket or the over-the-top burger – for about the same price you get chip-timed results, coffee and bananas, finish-line massages, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff. 

MEC Vancouver: Road Race FOUR is the fourth of six events in the 2018 MEC Vancouver Road Race Series offering.  Join us on June 10th for the race that is aimed to get some dirt under those shoes and for those who are all about getting active and staying fit.  For only $15 you can choose 5K or 10K race or for $20 a 21.1K race on  the scenic dyke at Garry Point Park.  Runners will experience a fun and welcoming race atmosphere complete with professional chip timing and complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruit.

Looking for a challenge? Sign up for the full MEC Vancouver: Road Race Series!


REGISTRATION

Register online before June 8, or in-store (MEC Vancouver only) before June 9 at 4 pm SHARP.

Distance Online In-store Race day
5K $15 $15 $25
10K $15 $15 $25
Half marathon $20 $20 $30

Note: race day registration is cash only and + $10, and is available from 7:00–8:00am SHARP on June 10 at the registration tent.



***NOTE:  For liability reasons, participants cannot sign up anybody other than themselves.


PACKAGE PICK-UP

In store

Saturday, June 9 from 10am–4pm SHARP at MEC Vancouver only

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race package.

  • Only valid on day of package pick up.
  • Only on regular priced items, does not apply to clearance items (available in stock at the Vancouver store).
  • Cannot be combined with any other discounts or on any previous purchases.
  • Not applicable on Blundstone items or Intense bikes.

Race day

Sunday, June 10 from 7:00am–8:00am SHARP at event site.


RACE DAY INFO

Start Times

8:30am: 21.1K start (& 8:35am for a Wave #2 if needed(Waves will be self seeded)

8:45am: 10K start (& 8:50am for a Wave #2 if needed(Waves will be self seeded)

9:00am: 5K start (& 9:05am for a Wave #2 if needed(Waves will be self seeded)

Safety Information

  • All routes are open to public, please be courteous and be aware of dogs and cyclists
  • If you are using headphones, please respect other event participants and the general public by leaving one ear free so that you can hear any potential safety information
  • If you are participating with a stroller, please position yourself at the very back of the pack so that other participants do not have to run / walk around you
  • Due to liability reasons, dogs are not permitted to run with participants

Location

Garry Point Park, Richmond

The event site is at Garry Point Park (12011 Seventh Avenue, Steveston, BC).  It is located at the south west most part of Steveston.

Getting There

This venue is accessible by public transportation. Here is our suggestion if you are coming from Vancouver:

Use Canada Line and #410 Bus:

  • Departs Waterfront Station via Canada Line at 6:32AM and arrives at Brighouse Station at 6:57AM
    • (Canada Line departs Waterfront Station every 12 minutes for Brighouse)
  • Depart Brighouse on the #410 Bus going West at 7:09AM and arrives at Chatham and 7th Ave (right at the gate of Garry Point Park) at 7:23AM
    • (#410 Bus west bound departs Brighouse every 20 minutes)

Parking

The following parking options exist:

  • Garry Point Park parking lot.
  • Surrounding street parking, typically with a two hour maximum.
  • Surrounding parking lots (some are paid parking)

Bag Storage

We do NOT have a secure bag storage process, however a tent will be available in which you are welcome to store your belongings.

  • MEC Vancouver staff members and volunteers are not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items.
  • MEC Vancouver staff members and volunteers will not be available to hold any of your personal items.

Sustainability

Waste Management

At Event Site

  • We will have two separate clusters of three plastic bins.  Each cluster will have one bin for garbage (black bags), one bin for compost (clear bags) and one bin for recycling (white bags). 

On Course

  • We will have plastic bins at each of our aid stations with white garbage bags (for recycling) located just after our hydration tables.

Reach your personal best and help us reach ours!

 

Green Hydration with BYOB "Bring Your Own Bottle"

Stay hydrated and keep our environment clean by bringing your own refillable water bottle on race day. You will be responsible for carrying your bottle throughout the event. Water and Nuun electrolyte refill stations will be available at all aid stations as well as at the event site.  We will provide compostable cups at aid stations but encourage runners to use their own bottle when possible to help reduce waste.

Shop MEC.CA for some great hand held water bottle options.


RACE ROUTE

5K

10K

Half Marathon



UPCOMING RACES

Want more? See the full MEC Race Series here.


want to run all six of mec's road races?

The Road Race Series continues in 2018 but this time as a regional approach with six great running events.  The MEC Vancouver and MEC North Vancouver stores have combined forces to offer a really exciting series to showcase our exciting communities.  

Sign up before January 31st, 2018 for only $12 a race! Click here to register.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Find out more here.


RACE RESULTS

We’ll have live unofficial race results within one hour of runners crossing the finish line at the results station. Please refrain from approaching the timing personnel, instead direct any questions to an MEC Vancouver staff member. Official standings will be posted on the Trio Sports Events site as well as this page within two business days of the event. Be sure to check back!

We’ll be giving out medals to the top three male and female finishers in each distance category (no age categories awards).

Want to see last year’s results to scope out how fast the course is? They’re on Trio Sports Events.

 

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