MEC Toronto Trail Race THREE
MEC Toronto Trail Race THREE
If you've never been to the Kortright Centre and walked along the trails within - you're missing out! Join us on July 21st for a trail race like no other. Cruise up and down, left and right - it's a challenge you shouldn't miss out on
Parkbus and MEC are joining forces to create the ultimate trail running experience. Parkbus will be running buses to all five of the MEC Toronto Trail Race Series. These buses are the easiest and most environmentally friendly way for you to access each and every race. There will be two conveniently pick up and drop off locations for every race.
Register online or in-store before 12:00pm (noon) on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018.
2018 will see the entire MEC Toronto Trail Race Series hosted on properties operated by the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority. In addition to the venue rental the TRCA also charges an additional per head fee for every runner. $5 will be added to your registration at check-out to cover this fee.
Any race distance changes must be submitted via email by noon on July 18th, when online registration closes.
Note: Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:45–8:30am on July 21st at the registration tent.
- Where: MEC Toronto (400 King St. West)
- Thursday, July 19th from 10am to 9pm
- Friday, July 20th from 10am to 9pm
- Saturday, July 21st from 7:45am–8:30am at event site
RACE DAY INFO
Saturday, July 21st, 2018
- First wave will take off at 8:30am - waves are self-determined
Kortright Centre Conservation Area
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6
** The Kortright Centre has a $6.50 admission fee. Entry fee is included in your race entry but all spectators will be subject to regular fees. Everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy the conservation area post-race. Visit kortright.org/ for more information.
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.
If you've never been to the Kortright Centre and walked along the trails within - you're missing out! Join us on July 21st for a trail race like no other. Cruise up and down, left and right - it's a challenge you shouldn't miss out on. Check out the image below for race route info.
The map below shows the 7K loop. Please note that the 7K is an approximate estimate of the distance of this loop.
For the 12K runners, as you come through the finish you'll head out onto a second shorter loop which is approximately 5K. The second loop will connect and follow the letters A-T-S on the map below. Please note that you will have 45 minutes to complete the first loop before heading out on the second loop. 40 minutes is approximately 6 minutes and 30 seconds per kilometer. If you have not completed the first loop in the allotted time, you will be guided towards the finish and will not be allowed to complete the second loop.
*Note: Race distance changes will be accepted until registration closes. The Wednesday prior to the race date.
Looking for more trail races? Sign up for a race pacakge here: MEC Toronto Trail Race Series Package 2018
Interested in road races? Sign up for a road race package here: MEC Toronto Race Series Package 2018
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.
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 Enfield 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 Enfield Timing.
Some water stations 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.
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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