MEC Burlington Race TWO

  • Date
    Saturday, 19 May, 2018
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 01:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Burlington
  • Price
  • Address
    Confederation Park
    680 Van Wagners Beach Road
    Hamilton, ON



Get ready to fly on this flat waterfront course just in time for summer. If you want to race against Reid Coolsaet, a two-time Olympian, sign up for the 10KM distance. If you want to race against yourself, make sure to sign up for Race FIVE on the same course to test your fitness in the fall. Bananas, nuun, and CLIF bars wait for you at the finish line.


Register online or in-store before May 16, 2018.

In-store registration is available May 17 during regular store hours and May 18 until 6:00PM.

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

Note: race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:30–8:30am on May 19 at the registration tent.


In store

Thursday May 17 from 12:00pm – 9:00pm, MEC Burlington

Friday May 18 10:00am – 6:00pm, MEC Burlington


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

Race day

Saturday May 19 from 7:30am–8:30am at event site


Start time

10K and 21.1KM: 9:00am

5KM: 9:05am


Confederation Park – Wild Water Works Entrance; 680 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, Ontario L8E 3L8


There are tons of free parking spaces at Confederation Park and best of all, it is free! Please make sure you reduce your carbon footprint and carpool. If you would like to bike, there are tons of places to lock up your bike and we will keep an eye on it while you run.


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 May 13 is the last day for distance changes. Please use this link: RACE TWO 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 and Clif Bar 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



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.


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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.



Want more? Here ya go!

MEC Burlington Race THREE: Kelso Conservation Area

MEC Burlington Race FOUR: Bayfront Park

MEC Burlington Race FIVE: Confederation Park

MEC Burlington Race SIX: Crawford Lake Conservation Area