MEC Burlington Race FOUR

  • Date
    Saturday, 08 September, 2018
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 02:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Burlington
  • Price
  • Address
    Bayfront Park
    200 Harbour Front Drive
    Hamilton, ON

Hamilton's hidden gem of a waterfront trail!

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 September 5, 2018.

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

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

NEW: 30K runners will have access to Endurance tap gels on-course! Hydrate well, and fuel simply.


In store

Thursday September 6 from 12:00pm – 9:00pm, MEC Burlington

Friday September 7 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 September 8 from 7:30am–8:30am at event site


Start time



Bayfront Park - 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton ON L8L 1C8


There are tons parking spaces at Bayfront 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 September 2 is the last day for distance changes. Please use this link: RACE FOUR 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

Accreditation class AA



We are stoked to announce our guest runners from the Varsity McMaster Running Team. If you want to race against a marauder, sign up for the 10 or 15KM option.


5K: Certified Course

10K: Certified Course


15K: Certified Course


30K: 2 X Certified 15.0KM Course.


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


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


We are thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with Saucony for Race FOUR. Make sure to sign up for the race for your chance to win one of: two pairs of shoes, two hats, and two water bottles!

Are you ready to fuel? Our friends at Endurance tap want to make you feel the best you can on race day and are offering two six-pack gels up for grabs. Sign up for the 30K and grab a gel on-course!



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.



After the race, check out Wishbone Athletics for a chance to try out their new compression recovery pants, and a complimentary assessment from a registered massage or athletic therapist. Wishbone Athletics uses a sport medicine model to provide you with superior and innovative services, which enhances your ability to achieve and maintain your health and wellness. We are committed to providing you personalized rehabilitation programs with a total body approach to ensure you receive care that exceeds your expectations. 




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