MEC Winnipeg Race TWO - 5K/10K/21.1K - Birds Hill Provincial Park - MAY14

  • Date
    Sunday, 14 May, 2017
  • Time
    From 07:00 am to 10:00 am CDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Winnipeg
  • Price
    $15.00
  • Address
    Birds Hill Provincial Park - Group Use Area 1 - Site 2
    Birds Hill Provincial Park
    Winnipeg, MB

The most popular Race Series in Manitoba is back with the most affordable offer on the prairies.


MEC Race Two is MEC Winnipeg's 5K, 10K and Half Marathon race at the beautiful Birds Hill Provincial Park.  For a $15 ($20 for the half marathon) registration fee, you will enjoy the officially certified and chip timed distance of your choice, sanctioned by the Manitoba Runners' Association. We have your back with aid stations and support staff lining your Birds Hill Park Group Use Area route. 

PLEASE NOTE, race route is not closed to traffic, road share with vehicles will be in effect.


Course Information

5K distance will run the full loop once before turning left into Site 2B parking lot to the finish.

10K distance does two laps before turning left into Site 2B parking lot to the finish.

21.1K Half Marathon distance does four laps before turning left into Site 2B Parking lot to the finish.

Walkers and new runners are very welcome in the 5K & 10K distances. The course closes at 10am. 


START TIMES 

21.1K Half Marathon: 7am

10K: 7:10am

5K: 7:15am

ALL MEC WINNIPEG RACES ARE GUN START. For accurate timing, please plan accordinly to ensure you are at the start line at your distance's start time. 


Registration

Online Advanced Registration: $15/Person. Closes Thursday May 11 at 9am.

Advanced In-Store Registration: $15/Person. Closes Saturday May 13 at 2pm. (If space is still avaliable) 

Same Day Registration: $25/Person (EXACT CASH ONLY). Open Sunday May 14 at 6am to 6:20am. (If space is still avaliable) 

ALL MEC EVENTS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE.

Please enter AGE AND GENDER for correct results. 


BiB and CHIP PICKUP

Advanced Bib znd Chip Pick Up: MEC Winnipeg, 303 Portage Avenue:

Friday May 12: 3pm to 8pm

Saturday May 13: 10am to 2pm

RECEIVE 10% OFF at MEC Winnipeg on advanced bib pick up days. Just show your race bib at cash.

Race Day Bib and Chip Pick Up: Birds Hill Provincal Park, Group Use Area 1, Site 2:
 

Sunday May 14: 6am to 6:45am.


DISTANCE CHANGE

Free race distance changes will be accepted until MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 2017.

After this date, distance change requests may be denied.


Parking

Parking lots designated for MEC Race TWO are Site 2A, 2C, 3A, and 3B.

All vehicles entering Provincial Parks in Manitoba must have a valid Park Vehicle Permit. Day Pass is$5.00 and Seasonal Passes is$40.00.

Seasonal Pass can be purchase in advance at MEC Winnipeg (NOT DAY PASSES).

Day and Seasonal Pass can be purchase in advance at the Province of Manitoba Sustainable Development Office on 200 Saulteaux Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Birds Hill Park District Office in St. Clements, Manitoba, or anywhere where fishing or hunting licenses are sold.


Safety

  • Open Course: Our road races are not entirely closed to traffic, which means you will be sharing the road with fellow runners and vehicles alike. We have marshals at major intersections and signage alerting drivers that a race is in progress.
  • Headphones: We recommend running music free, as our course is open to public and vehicles during the race. If you must run with your favourite tunes, please do so with just one earbud in. This will allow you to hear and ensure those around you can enjoy the peaceful nature of the course.
  • Safety:  For your safety, WINSAR in conjunction with Odyssey Medical will be on site. Event staff and volunteers will be wearing safety vests for easy identification. Each marshal station has a First Aid Kit, and the ability to contact WINSAR if you are in distress. If you are injured and would like medical assistance, speak to your nearest marshal, who will call WINSAR to come to your assistance.
  • Chip Timing: Please pin your bib to the front of your chest and pin your chip on your right shoe. We recycle all of our chips for future use, so please be sure to place your chip in the bin after the finish line. 
  • Washrooms: Birds Hill Provincal Park site has both indoor washrooms and an outhouse available for use during the event. It is a bit of a walk from the start/finish lines, so please plan accordingly.
  • Canine Friends: We love dogs, but they are absolutely not allowed to participate in our races. If you bring your furry friend out to the race site, they must be supervised on leash by a non-participant at all times and cannot join you in any indoor facilities or on the actual course. 

Results

MEC Winnipeg Race TWO results will be avaliable after the race at http://www.cityparktiming.com

These results will also be posted to the MRA site once we ensure our results are accurate. 

If there are any concerns with your results, please contact City Park Timing directly at cityparktiming@gmail.com.


Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the MEC Winnipeg Race Series or MEC Winnipeg Race TWO, please reach out to our Race Director Winston at winston.to@mec.ca.