MEC Calgary Road Race FIVE 2018: 5K/10K/21.1K

  • Date
    Saturday, 21 July, 2018
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 01:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Calgary
  • Price
  • Address
    Fort Calgary
    750 9 Ave SE
    Calgary, AB

Online registration is now closed.

We will accept walkup registrations on race morning.

Cash Only. $25 for 5k&10k. $30 for 21k.

5K / 10K / 21.1K

Forget the movie ticket or the over-the-top burger – for about the same price you get chip-timed results, bananas, finish-line massages, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff. MEC Calgary is excited to be offering SEVEN road running races again in 2018 with a tonne of distance options from a one 1km kids race all the way up to a full marathon. If you want a challenge, sign up for all 7 MEC Calgary Races!

For MEC Calgary Road Race FIVE, there are 3 distance options to get your blood flowing!


Register online (at bottom of this page) or in-store before July 19,  2018.

Distance Online In-store Race day
5K / 10K $15 $15 $25
21.1K $20 $20 $30

Note: Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:30–8:45am on July 21 at the registration tent.


In store

Thursday, July 19 from 4pm–9pm, MEC Calgary

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

Race day

Saturday, July 21, from 7:30am–8:45am at event site


Start times

8:50am: 21.1K handcycle start

9:00am: 21.1K start

9:10am: 10K start

9:20am: 5K start

Note: There will be a warmup 5 minutes before each race start.


Fort Calgary.

The event will start at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers.

Getting there

NOTEPlease DO NOT park in the Fort Calgary Parking lot. This lot is reserved for their guests. 

This race starts along the Bow River Pathways, at the confluence Bow and Elbow Rivers. There is parking plenty of street parking and parking lots around the area. There will also be bike racks at the site and there are multiple bus stops within a short walk. Please consult Calgary Transit schedules for arrival and departure times.

Car Pooling 

In order to increase the accessibility of our events and lower our environment footprint, we are helping our participant car pool to all MEC Calgary events this year. With the map below, you can register your ride to the race as well as ask for a ride to race by clicking the "Filter" button on the map.


Bag Check

We will have a bag check on the race site. Feel free leave a small bag there while you run. Bag check opens with the race site at 7:30am.


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










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.


All water stations will be equipped by MEC’s electrolyte partner nuun hydration. nuun is high in electrolytes, yet low in sugar to keep you optimally hydrated throughout the race. NUUN PRODUCTS


We’ll have live unofficial live race results at Official standings will be posted on the Blitz Evetns site 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 the Blitz site.



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