MEC Burlington Race ONE

  • Date
    Saturday, 28 April, 2018
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 01:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Burlington
  • Price
  • Address
    Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    650 Governors Road
    Dundas , ON

Challenge yourself and hit the trails!

Course Update: Because of the recent major rain and flooding, we have removed the medium (8.8/Originally 9.25KM) distance from the race. This is final. Participants will be automatically placed in the 10.2KM distance. Please email if you wish to switch to the 3.7K instead.

This trail run will bring you through the beautiful Dundas Valley and will be starting from the Dundas Valley Trail Center. Run a distance between 3.7k and 10.2km.
As the distances get longer the trails become more hilly and technical. Technical terrain includes roots, rocks, mud and/or slippery sections and single track (narrow dirt trails). These courses are a great challenge, but runners are expected to proceed with care and remain within their abilities. The 3.75k distance is a wide gravel path, perfect for novice trail runners!


Parents! There is also a Kids Fun Run this day! If your child is 4-10 years old and you would like to sign them up, click here.


Register online or in-store before April 25, 2018. Online registration will close at 12:00PM on April 25.

Distance Online In-store Race day
3.7K $15 $15 $25
8.8K $15 $15 $25
10.2K $15 $15 $25

Note: race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:30–8:30am on April 28 at the registration tent.


In store

Thursday April 26 from 10:00am – 9:00pm, MEC Burlington

Friday April 27 10:00am – 6:00pm, MEC Burlington


Bib pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race bib. This is not valid on race day.

Race day

Saturday April 28 from 7:30am–8:30am at event site


Start times

Kids 1K Fun Run – 8:30am

10.2K – 9:00am

3.75K – 9:10am


Dundas Valley Conservation Area 650 Governors Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5E3


Shuttle Bus Service:

Dundas Valley Secondary School, 310 Governors road, Hamilton, ON L9H 5P8

Bus will arrive in the front of the school and continue driving between the school and Dundas Valley.

Shuttle Times: 7:00am – 12:30pm

The last bus will leave Dundas Valley at approximately 12:00pm, so you must be on this bus to return to you vehicle. We will not be able to provide a return to Dundas Valley Secondary School by any other means, so please ensure you can complete your race distance by 11:45am or use the parking at Dundas Valley.


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


Sunday April 22rd is the last day for distance changes. Please use this link: RACE ONE DISTANCE CHANGE.

NOTICE: To help prevent theft, if you are picking up for a friend you must bring a signed photocopy of their i.d. We will also accept an email to you if you can present this upon pick-up. We will release bibs to family members of the same last name. If you pick up your packet before race day, you can by-pass the bib line when you arrive. Please pick your bib up in store if possible as this drastically decreases wait times on race day. Important: You must pick your chip up on race day. Chips are expensive and this reduces loss.

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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).


Huge thanks to Nuun for sponsoring the 2018 race series!

Aid stations are positioned approximately every 3km on course: All 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. NUUN PRODUCTS


Exclusive Race One Sponsor: BROOKS RUNNING

When you pick up your bib, enter to win one of three prizes from Brooks: A new pair of runners, your next favourite technical tee, or Brooks' Sherpa Hat to keep you cool on a sunny afternoon.

At Brooks we focus on one thing, the run. We want to inspire everyone to run and be active. From our shoes to sports bras and apparel, every fine-tuned design and engineering choice is informed by runners’ needs and the running experiences they crave while channeling their inner Run Happy. Just as every day is better with a run, we understand that the planet is our playground making sustainability a crucial element to what we do at Brooks. For more information visit our website at



DK Orthotic Solutions (DKOS) is a sports pedorthic company serving the Hamilton and surrounding area. They are focused on working with active populations which are eager and committed to recovering, maintaining and improving their athletic performance and/or physical well-being. A certified Pedorthist will be coming to Race One to help all of your performance and footwear needs for optimizing this race season.


Tara Clark, Registered Physiotherapist from Dynamic Health and Performance will be at the finish line for all of your post-race recovery needs. She will be available for complimentary soft tissue release, manual stretching, as well as tips and education on injury management and prevention.

Altruly ( is the easiest way to add a charitable fundraiser to any event. We give you the freedom to support any of the 86,000+ Canadian charities and offer instant tax-receipt issuance for any size donation that you raise. Altruly works great for social and athletic events. You pick the event, Altruly helps you add the purpose.


Rob Nayyar from Move Like It Matters will be at Race HQ to help with his expertise in Fascial Stretch Therapy. Rob is a certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, Personal Trainer, and Nutritionist to help with all of your running needs for a succesful season.


Excited for our next race, and itching to sign up for some more? Add some friends in the mix and you've got yourself one of the best trail relays in the country. Ragnar Trail Cottage Country is coming up at the end of August, and you won't want to miss it. Come by the Ragnar booth for more information, and you might even get some swag.



Want more? Here ya go!

MEC Burlington Race TWO: Confederation Park

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MEC Burlington Race FOUR: Bayfront Park

MEC Burlington Race FIVE: Confederation Park

MEC Burlington Race SIX: Crawford Lake Conservation Area