MEC Lower Mainland: Road Race ONE, Stanley Park 5K / 10K

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  • Date: Sunday, 29 January, 2017
  • Time: From 09:00 am to 12:00 pm PST
  • Organizer: MEC Vancouver
  • Price: 15.00

 

Results are available here!

 

 

MEC Lower Mainland: Road Race ONE is the first of ten events in the 2017 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race Series offering.  Join us on January 29th for the race that is aimed at all those whose new year's resolutions include getting active and staying fit.  For only $15 you can choose between a 5K or 10K race, starting from picturesque Devonian Harbour Park and running counter-clockwise along the beautiful Stanley Park seawall on the edge of Vancouver's downtown West End.  Runners will experience a fun and welcoming race atmosphere complete with professional chip timing and complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruit.

 

MEC Race ONE 2016


FEATURE PARTNER - KIND SNACKS

 

We are so happy to work with KIND Snacks again in 2017! Their delicious and nutritious bars are an excellent choice for our runners at MEC Lower Mainland: Road Race ONE.  Learn more about KIND bars here: http://www.kindsnacks.com/about/

"We believe if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, it shouldn’t go into your body. Actually, it shouldn’t even go into your pantry. That’s why KIND® snacks are made from whole nuts, fruits and whole grains.  So whether your snacking style is choosy or adventurous (or a little bit of both), here’s something to celebrate: we’ll always be thinking up new ways to delight your taste buds and keep your body happy." - KIND Snacks


REGISTRATION

 

Online

Register online for only $15 before January 27, 2017.

In Store

Register in store (at MEC Vancouver only) for $15 up to January 28, 2017 at 4pm SHARP.

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

Race Day

Register on race day for $25 (CASH ONLY) from 7:30am - 8:30am SHARP on January 29, 2017.

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


PACKAGE PICK UP

 

In Store

Saturday January 28, 2017 from 10:00am - 4:00pm SHARP at MEC Vancouver.

Race Day

Sunday January 29, 2017 from 7:30am - 8:30am SHARP at event site.

Savings

The day you pick up your race package, you will receive an exclusive discount card that entitles you to a 10% discount as per the following exceptions:

  • 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.

RACE DAY INFORMATION

 

Race Start Times

10K = 9:00am

5K = 9:15am

Start & Finish Location

The event site is at Devonian Harbour Park (1929 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC).  It is located on the edge of Stanley Park at the corner of Denman Street and Georgia Street.

Parking

The following parking options exist:

  • A paid parking lot at Devonian Harbour Park (1929 West Georgia Street).
  • Surrounding street parking, typically with a two hour maximum.
  • Bicycle racks are located along Denman Street, south of West Georgia Street.

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.

Youth Entries

MEC defines "Youth" as ages 13 to 17.  We strongly encourage participants to consider the following age recomendations set by Athletics Canada prior to registering for an event.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email van_oc@mec.ca.

Athletics Canada Youth Age Recomendations
Age 12 & Under 13 14 15 16 17 18
Maximum Distnace 1K - 2K   8K     10K    10K  21.1K 21.1K 42.2K

 

Safety Information

  • All routes are narrow and 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 or dog, please position yourself at the very back of the pack so that other participants do not have to run / walk around you.

Awards

Medals will be awarded to top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each race distance category.

Results

We will aim to provide live unofficial race results within one hour after runners have crossed the finish line.

  • Please be patient with this process.
  • Please refrain from approaching the timing personnel, instead direct any question to an MEC Vancouver staff member.
  • Official race results will be posted on the Trio Sports Events as well as this web site within two business days after the event.

COURSE DETAILS

 

5K Course Map

 

 

10K Course Map

***Important Information*** In the event of poor weather/construction that would cause a closure of the seawall, the back-up plan of the 10K route will be two laps of the 5K route. At this time, we do not anticipate that this will be necessary. 


GREENING & 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.

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


OTHER 2017 MEC LOWER MAINLAND: ROAD RACE SERIES EVENTS

 

Race TWO

Race THREE

Race FOUR

Race FIVE

Race SIX

Race SEVEN

Race EIGHT

Race NINE

Race TEN

 


SEEKING A CHALLENGE THIS YEAR?

 

If so, check out "THE COMMITMENT" options in the MEC LOWER MAINLAND: ROAD RACE SERIES

 

The Road Race Series continues in 2017 but this time as a regional approach with ten more great running events.  For the first time ever, the MEC Vancouver, MEC North Vancouver and MEC Langley stores have combined forces to offer one really exciting series to showcase our exciting communities.  For a short time only, we offer "The Commitment" packages for those of you who just can't get enough of running or for the runner who is looking for their next big running challenge.

SIGN UP now and commit yourself to just seven or all ten MEC Lower Mainland: Road Race Series.


VOLUNTEER WITH MEC VANCOUVER

 

We love providing opportunities for volunteers to strut their stuff!  Follow the link below to find out more about volunteering with the MEC Vancouver Events Team!

Click HERE for more details!


 

  • Type: Race
  • Activity: Running and Fitness

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Devonian Harbour Park 1929 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC