MEC Victoria Race TWO: The Pace Setter 5K/10K

  • Date: Sunday, 27 March, 2016
  • Time: From 09:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer: MEC Victoria
  • Price: 15.00

Want to run the whole 2016 Race Series? Get SERIES PRICING for a limited time only!

Information about the 2016 Race Series available here.


Come Run with Us!

MEC Victoria, with the support of CRD Regional Parks, is pleased to present Race TWO: The Pace Setter!  Get a little mucky at our trail race this Marchl!  Both routes start and finish at the main beach, Thetis Lake Regional Park.


MEC Victoria Race Series - Lochside Trail from Roll.Focus. Productions on Vimeo.





Until March 26th

Race Day*





Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday March 24th.

In-store registration closes at 5pm on Saturday March 26th.

Race Day registration 7:30am-8:30am (CASH ONLY)


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

*Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see our refunds policy here for more information.


Your registration includes:

  • Post-race snacks

  • Post-race freshly brewed coffee

  • Chip Timing, provided by Race Day Timing

  • Special in-store discount*

  • Aid stations along the course

  • Post-Race Massages *by donation - to KidSport Greater Victoria*

  • Medals for top 3 men and women

  • Draw prizes


Start Times

All routes will start and end from the main beach at Thetis Lake Regional Park.

10km - 9:00am

5km - 9:15am



The Thetis Lake Trails are a popular running and walking site only a 20 minute drive from Victoria (map). The trails are rated from moderate to challenging and this course takes in a nice variety of both, with the likes of some challenging climbs, rocky hops, river crossings, and then smooth lake-side trails!  All routes start on the road west of the main beach, and finish on the main beach.

5km - Will complete a clockwise loop around Thetis Lakes. View the 5km route here

10km - Will complete two loops around Thetis Lakes. View the 10km route here


Aid Stations:

There will be one aid station on the course, at approx half-way around the loop.  A secondary aid station will be available for 10kers as they pass by the beach and start their second loop.


Bib Pick-up

Pick-up your race bibs in-store on Friday and Saturday, or before the race at Thetis Lake on Sunday morning.
Friday, March 25th (in-store): 1:00-6:00pm (please note this time change due to holiday hours)
Saturday, March 26th (in-store): 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, March 27th (at the race): 7:30am - 8:30am

Show your bib for pre-race Discount:

Join us in-store to benefit from our pre-race discount offer!

All race participants who pick up their kit on Friday, March 25th (5:00-9:00pm) or Saturday, March 26th (9:00-5:00pm) are eligible for 10% off their purchase those days. In-store only, in-stock items only, and sorry this does not apply to already discounted merchandise or Blundstones. Discount cannot be combined with any other package deal or existing discount.









All routes are chip timed, provided by:

Unofficial results will be made available as soon as 15min after the first runner has crossed the line! Visit for a full listing. Results will be posted here following the event.





Photos & Video

All race day photos are available following the race on our MEC Victoria Flickr account for your viewing pleasure!

Check back following the race, and click here for photos from the day's event.

With the help of Roll Focus Productions, we're in the process of developing a 2016 MEC Race Series video. Keep an eye out for them on course and smile for the camera!





Refer A Friend and WIN!

Bring a run buddy, and you get a free pair of Yurbuds Inspire 100 Earphones

How it works: Have you already registered for the race? Want to bring a buddy? Invite a friend to MEC Victoria Race TWO. Ask your friend to include promo code YURBUDS + your full name in the "How did you find our about this event?" box when they register for Race TWO. Your new Yurbuds will be waiting for your at package pick-up, so you can listen to your pump-up track before you hit the start line*. Shop Yurbuds at MEC

*while quantities last (limited number of sets available - referal does not guarantee a set)




Our races would not be possible without the amazing support of our staff and volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers to join our team and help our runners have an amazing day on the trails. Volunteer at our race by registering here and get a free entry at any 2016 MEC Victoria race!
Please contact if you wish to join our team! 

More Info

For live updates on our events, our partners and more, follow us on Twitter @mec_victoria

Questions about our MEC Race Series or wanting to get more involved? Please feel free to contact our Race Director/ Outreach Coordinator, Caitlin Brown, or by phone at (250) 386-2667 ext.235

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  • Type: Race
  • Proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Audience: All
  • Activity: Running and Fitness


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