MEC Lower Mainland: Road Race THREE, Pacific Spirit Park 5K / 10K

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  • Date
    Sunday, 19 March, 2017
  • Time
    From 08:30 am to 11:30 am PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
  • Address
    Southlands Elementary School
    5351 Camosun Street
    Vancouver, BC


Well done everyone!

All race results are posted on For a direct link please CLICK HERE.



MEC Lower Mainland: Road Race THREE is the third of ten events in the 2017 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race Series offering.  Join us on March 19th for the race that is aimed to get some dirt under those shoes and for those who are all about getting active and staying fit.  For only $15 you can choose between a 5K or 10K race amidst the extensive trail system of beautiful Pacific Spirit Park.  Runners will experience a fun and welcoming race atmosphere complete with professional chip timing and complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruit.


MEC Race TWO 2016




Do you want to run your first 5K or 10K race and need a litte guidance?  Or maybe set a new personal best?  If so, then we've got two great clinics options just for you!

Four times per year we offer our popular "Walk to 5K" and "Run a 10K" clinics to help you achieve your goals!  Weekly sessions will consist of a 15-20min lecture followed by a specifically prescribed workout.  The lectures will be presented by local professionals and add a great deal of additional knowledge to aid accross various aspects of running.

***Note: Registration in either of these clinics also inlcudes a complimentary entry into the MEC Lower Mainland: Road Race THREE 5K or 10K distance options.

Check out more "Walk to 5K" details and register HERE.

Check out more "Run a 10K" details and register HERE.

FEATURE PARTNER - The Peak Centre for Human Performance


The Peak Centre for Human Performance is Canada's leader in individualized training solutions.  Through qualitative individual analysis the Peak Centre has the unique ability to provide a specific fitness evaluation and the appropriate solution in an effort to maximize the benefits of your training time.  The Peak Centre provides each client with an individualized assessment which takes into account personal health/fitness/performance goals as well as specific activity requirements.  We precisely measure current fitness through blood lactate and metabolic analysis to provide heart rate and power training zones, VO2max, resting metabolic rate and optimal fat burning intensity. Our team of exercise physiologists will explain the results and provide recommendations to optimize training based on your individual physiology and goals.  Our aim is to ensure that training time is spent at the most effective intensity to avoid wasted training hours.


  • Blood Lactate Analysis (run/bike/row) - $145
    • Determines precise individual aerobic training zones
    • Training Zones expressed in heart rates and either watts or speed/pace
    • Energy Usage Analysis – Determines fat & carbohydrate use at each intensity
    • Individual Consultation with one of our exercise physiologists to explain the science of training, what the results mean and how you can use them to improve your training
  • VO2max, Blood Lactate and Energy Usage Analysis (run/bike/row) - $195
    • As Blood Lactate Assessment
    • VO2max Measurement
    • Metabolic Efficiency
    • Carbohydrates and Fat Utilization at each training zone
  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and Body Composition Analysis - $160
    • RMR is the amount of energy (measured in calories) your body uses at rest for the functioning organs.  Knowing how many calories your body needs in a day is essential to weight loss. With most calorie restrictive diets, the body will shed a combination of muscle and fat.  As the body loses muscle your daily caloric requirement drops.  Most diets fail in the end because losing good weight (muscle mass), and the resulting decrease in your daily caloric requirement, makes it increasingly difficult to keep the weight off when you return to a normal caloric intake.
    • The RMR provides a baseline that can be combined with the number of calories burned during daily activity and exercise to accurately modify your nutritional intake to reach your goals.
    • Individual Consultation with one of our exercise physiologists to explain the science of training, what the results mean and how to apply this information to your weight loss goals


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Register online for only $15 before March 17, 2017.

In Store

Register in store (at MEC Vancouver only) for $15 up to March 18, 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 7:00am - 8:00am SHARP on March 19, 2017.

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



In Store

Saturday March 18, 2017 from 10:00am - 4:00pm SHARP at MEC Vancouver.

Race Day

Sunday March 19, 2017 from 7:00am - 8:00am SHARP at event site.


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 Start Times

10K = 8:30am (& 8:35am for a Wave #2 if needed) (Waves will be self seeded)

5K = 8:40am (& 8:45am for a Wave #2 if needed) (Waves will be self seeded)

Start & Finish Location

The event site is at the Southlands Elementary School (5351 Camosun Street, Vancouver, BC).  It is located near the intersection of Marine Drive and Camosun Street.


The following parking options exist:

  • Surrounding street parking.
  • This is a great opportunity to go green and carpool to our event.

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.

Age Restrictions


Pets & Strollers



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


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.



5K Course Map



10K Course Map





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 won 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.



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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.



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!