MEC Toronto Road Race FOUR
MEC Toronto Road Race FOUR: 5K/10K/21.1K
Annual MEC Half Marathon & Runner's Expo 2018
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.
Chip-timed and Fully Supported!
Accreditation class AA
Permits pending. Course subject to change.
Register online or in-store before June 21st, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) when online and in-store registration close.
Distance changes will be accepted via email until online registration closes on June 21st at 12:00pm (noon).
Note: Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 8:00–8:45am on June 24th at the registration tent.
- Where: MEC Toronto (400 King St. West)
- Friday, June 22nd from 10am to 9pm
- Saturday, June 23rd from 10am to 6pm
- Sunday, June 24th from 8:00am–8:45am at event site
RACE DAY INFO
Sunday, June 24th, 2018
- 21.1K Race starts promptly at 9:00am
- 10K Race starts promptly at 9:10am
- 5K Race starts promptly at 9:20am
- NOTE: Strollers are only permitted on the 5K course
Tommy Thompson Park
1 Leslie Street
Parking for this event will be along Leslie Street, Unwin Drive and Commisioners Street. For over flow parking there is parking at by the Canadian Tire at Leslie and Lake Shore Blvd. Be prepared to walk a short while to the start of the race. Please drive with caution as there will be runners, family and friends in the area.
We do NOT have a secure bag store process.
- MEC staff and volunteers are NOT responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items
- MEC staff and volunteers will NOT be available to hold any of your personal items
The route is marshalled by MEC staff and volunteers, so please follow their instructions.
This path is open to the public, so keep to your right on the trail to allow cyclists and other path users to pass you. Check before overtaking another runner.
Help us keep our races green by bringing your own water bottle. (Compostable cups and on-site recycling and composting will also be provided.)
Click on the image to find out more.
All races start at the entrance of Tommy Thompson Park/Leslie Spit. Each distance will begin at the same location, head out before looping back towards the finish line. The Half Marathoners will complete TWO laps of the course.
5K = run 2.5km to the "5K Turn"; head back to the Start/Finish
10K = run 5km to the "10K Turn"; head back to the Start/Finish
21.2K = run 5.3km to the "21.1K Turn"; head back to the Start/Finish. Just before the finish arch you will turn around and loop back out and complete the course a second time. Note: The course is open for three hours. If you have not completed the first loop of the 21.1K course 90 minutes into the run you will be diverted to the finish.
Park visitors have reported finding ticks at Tommy Thompson Park. This reinforces the importance of staying on the main path (race course) and performing a tick check following a visit to the park.
Whether you are running in the race or not, the expo is an opportunity that’s too good to miss for anyone interested in running and fitness. The 2018 MEC Race Four expo will be the biggest yet. Exhibitors get to present their latest products and services. Some major athletic brands will be present as are a multitude of other exhibitors showing and selling everything from nutrition bars to the latest niche products.
2017 Sponsors included:
Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. For more information, please click on the image.
Looking for more road races? Sign up for a race pacakge here: MEC Toronto Race Series Package 2018
Interested in trail races? Sign up for a trail race package here: MEC Toronto Trail Race Series Package 2018
We’ll have live unofficial race results within one hour of runners crossing the finish line at the results station. Official standings will be posted on the Speed River Timing 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 Speed River Timing.
A water station on course for the 21.1K runners will be equipped with MEC's electrolyte partner, nuun hydration. nuun is high in electrolytes, yet low in sugar to keep you optimally hydrated throughout the race.
LOOKING FOR A TRAINING GROUP?
Walk to 5K:
Learn to run a fun and safe 5K over 10 weeks. You will learn techniques and skills necessary to confidently complete a 5K run. A very knowledgeable MEC Staffer will lead this run providing guidance and encouragement throughout each week.
Run A Faster 10K:
This 10 week program is designed for the runner already comfortable with 5K, and are looking to push their 10K runs up a notch. Take an hour out of one of your nights and join us for an engaging workout with an experienced clinic leader.
Meet-up Road and Trail Runs:
These free meet-up runs takes place take at both stores. Schedule is as follows:
Monday's - 6pm (MEC Toronto)
Wednesday's - 6pm (MEC North York)
Saturday - 8am (MEC Toronto at Evergreen Brickworks)
Saturday - 8:30am (MEC North York)
Click on the picture below for some 5K and 10K training plans