MEC Lower Mainland: Trail Race THREE, 15K/55K

  • Date
    Sunday, 04 June, 2017
  • Time
    From 07:30 am to 04:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC North Vancouver
  • Price
  • Address
    Ambleside Park
    1330 Marine Drive
    West Vancouver, BC

Online registration has now closed. Register in-store (North Van) Friday until 9pm or Saturday until 4pm!

Race Day registration is only available for the 15K race on Sunday at Ambleside.


Race Three, the 15-55 is back for it's second year! This ultra will literally take you from sea to sky with over 2000m elevation gain- expect to have sore legs! Looking for something a little less mountainous? Sign up for our 15K route instead for a course that will take you from ocean to dam (Cleveland Dam).

Delicious and nutritious bananas and JJ Bean coffee will be available at the finish line for all participants. There will be a fundraiser BBQ for the Scouts for participants/public to purchase food after the race. A free meal will be provided for the ultra finishers after the event as well as a beer at Hearthstone Brewery. The top 3 finishers in each distance will be awarded a MEC medal.

Plus, participants are invited to join us at MEC North Vancouver on June 2nd at 7pm for a great presentation by World Ultra Running Champion, Ellie Greenwood, as she shares some tips and tricks for trail and ultra running! Free presentation, but spaces is limited so save your spot by signing up here !


Register online or in-store before June 1st, 2017 at 12pm.

Distance Online In-store Race day
15K $15 $15 $25
55K $40 $40 No Race Day Registration

Note: race day registration is cash only, and is available for the 15K only from 6:15 am-8:30 am.

Register now. 15K or 55K


In store

Saturday, June 3rd from 10 - 4 pm. MEC North Vancouver

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race package.

Race day

Sunday, June 4th, between 6:15am-8:30am at event site


Start times

7:30am: 55K start

9:00am: 15K start


Ambleside Park, West Vancouver

The event site is at Ambleside Park (1150 Marine Drive), located by the entrance to the Spirit Trail across field from concession

Getting there

The entrance to Ambleside Park is located at the foot of 13th Street.

There are bus stops at the park’s edge as well – please consult Translink schedules for arrival and departure times.


Help us keep our races green by bringing your own water bottle. (Compostable cups and on-site recycling and composting will also be provided.)

Our events are powered with electric power from Portable Electric to reduce our carbon footprint.




***Please note: there have been recent changes made due to limited access to Baden Powell Trail from the base of Grouse and broken bridges closer to the Twin Falls area near Lynn Canyon.

Aid Stations:

Aid Stations will be stocked with water and electrolyte, fruit, candy, pretzels, potatoes. If you prefer something special, we suggest that you carry it with you or leave it in your drop bag (accessible at 27km and 38km)

Aid Station #1  ~7KM    Cleveland Dam

Aid Station #2 ~13.5KM   Mountain Highway (top of Executioner trail)

Aid Station #3 ~25KM   LSCR Gazebo *Bag Drop*

Aid Station #4 ~ 37KM   LSCR Gazebo *Cut off @ 2:30pm* *Bag Drop*

Aid Station #5 ~48KM   Cleveland Dam *Cut off @4:15pm*


Cut offs:

2:30pm at Aid Station #4 (Gazebo after Richard Juryn section in Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve).

Runners who do not make it to Aid Station 4 before 2:30pm will entered as DNF and be offered a ride back to Ambleside Park.

4:15pm at Aid Station #5 (Cleveland Dam returning from Grouse Mountain)

Runners who do not make it to Aid Station 5 before 4:15pm will entered as DNF and be offered a ride back to Ambleside Park.

If at any point and time a runner decides they cannot continue they MUST report to an aid station and notify staff.

Post Race Meal:

Enjoy a delicious smokey or hotdog cooked fresh for you from one of our great local Scouts Canada group! Vegetarian options provided.

Ultra participants will also get a FREE BEER at Hearthstone Brewery after the race by bringing their race bib!



There will be 3 aid stations for the 15k run with water and electrolyte.


Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Find out more


Want more? See the full MEC Race Series


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 Trio Sports Events 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 HERE.