MEC Victoria Race TWO: 5K/10K Trail Run 2017

  • Date: Sunday, 26 March, 2017
  • Time: From 09:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer: MEC Victoria
  • Price: 15.00

MEC Victoria is excited to be offering FIVE running races again for 2017. Our inclusive MEC Race Series provides the all-around runner a bit of everything, with 3 road running races and 2 trail running races. Get more information about the 2017 MEC Victoria Race Series, or register for all 5 races here

Join us in getting a little muddy this March with MEC Victoria Race TWO: The Pace Setter! Explore the trails with us, run through a little mud, and climb up the tree lined pathways of Thetis Lake. This race offers two different distance options to choose from (5K/10K).




Until March 25th

Race Day*





Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, March 23rd.

In-store registration closes at 4:00pm SHARP on Saturday, March 25th.

Race morning registration 7:30am-8:30am. (*CASH ONLY on Race Day)


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


Bib Pick-up

Pick-up your race bib in-store on Saturday, or before the race on Sunday morning.
Saturday, March 25th (in-store): 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, March 26th (at the race): 7:30am - 8:30am

Show your bib for pre-race Discount:

Stop by MEC Victoria (1450 Government St) on Saturday, March 25th to pick up your race bib (10:00-4:00pm) and receive 10% off your purchases. Discount applies to in-stock, regular priced product in-store (Blundstone footwear is exempt) and may not be combined with any other package deal or existing discount. Discount applies Saturday only.


Race Details

Start Times

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

10km - 9:00am

5km - 9:15am


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!

10km - Complete two loops around Thetis Lake following Upper Thetis Lake trail, Phelps trail, and lower Thetis Lake trail.

5km - Complete one loop around Thetis Lake following Upper Thetis Lake trail, Phelps trail, and lower Thetis Lake trail.

Bag Check

We will have a bag check on site race morning for your convenience. Feel free to leave a small bag there while you run. Bag check will open at 7:30am.


All Race Day photos are available on the Wednesday following the race on our MEC Victoria Flickr account for your viewing pleasure.

Photos are available for free download to share with friends and family!


MEC strives to make great products and great events that lessen our impact on the environment and improve the lives of people we touch. With every part of MEC business, we look at the People, Planet, and Product involved. For more information on Sustainability at MEC, take a look around

Here is what we are doing to make our events sustainable:

  • Participants of MEC events are encouraged to bike, take transit, walk and carpool to the events
  • All of the cups used at events are 100% compostable. 
  • Multi-bin waste stations at races to help separate garbage from recyclable and compostable materials. After the event we sort event waste, compost, and recycling and reuse what we can. 
  • We choose minimal race packages and email communication to our participants to help limit paper consumption.

How to lower your event impact:

  • Take transit, bike and carpool to events.
  • BYOB: Bring Your Own water Bottle.
  • Put your waste in the appropriate bins provided: Recycling, compost, waste.
  • Reuse your own water bottle or the compostable cups provided.


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.

5K Results / 10K Results / 2017 MEC Race Series Results



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 one of our races and get a free entry to any 2017 MEC Victoria race!

Find out more information, or register as a volunteer here.  


More Info

This race has been Sanctioned by BC Athletics and the course measured for certification by Gary Duncan (AIMS/IAAF certified "B" Measurer).

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

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  • Type: Race
  • Activity: Running and Fitness
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Thetis Lake Regional Park Six Mile Rd View Royal, BC