MEC Kitchener Race ONE: 1K/3K/6K

  • Date
    Sunday, 06 May, 2018
  • Time
    From 07:30 am to 11:00 am EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Kitchener
  • Price
  • Address
    Bechtel Park
    185 Bridge St W
    Waterloo, ON



Join us for our first run of 2018 on May 6th at Bechtel Park in Waterloo. Good times are guaranteed with this trail race! Get chip-timed results, coffee and bananas, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff. 

This is the first of five events in the 2018 MEC Kitchener Race Series. Our inclusive series will provide a little something for every racer- get out for a fun run with friends, bring a first-timer, or challenge your self and your PB.  Get more information about the 2018 MEC Kitchener Race Series, or register here for all 5 events.

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, please click here.


Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, May 3.

In-store registration closes at 4:00pm on Saturday, May 5.

Distance Online In-store Race day
1K Kids Fun Run $10 $10 $20
3K $15 $15 $25
6K $15 $15 $25

Note: race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:30–8:30am on May 6th, 2018 at the registration tent.

We love to offer amazing value for our races, but we can't offer refunds on race sales. Please see our refund policy here.

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Sunday April 29th is the last day for distance changes. If you would like to change distances, please email the Race Director and ensure that you include your full registered name and the distance you'd like to switch to.


Know someone that might want to run with you? Want a shot at winning a $50 MEC Gift Card? Get a friend to sign up for MEC Kitchener Race ONE and we'll enter you into a draw for $50 MEC Gift Card. Details here.


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.

In-store at MEC Kitchener Friday, May 4th 10am - 9pm
In-store at MEC Kitchener Saturday, May 5th 9am - 6pm
At Bechtel Park Sunday, May 6th 7:30am - 8:30am

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in-store when pick up your race package. Discount applies to in-stock, regular priced product in-store (Blundstone footwear is exempt) and may not be combined with any other package deal or existing discount.



  • 8:30am: 1K Kids Fun Run start
  • 9:00am: 6K Start
  • 9:15am: 3K start


Bechtel Park, Waterloo ON


Every participant will be required to pick up an individual timing chip the on race day- please come early to prevent a last minute rush. It is important that we get each individual bib number matched up with the specific timing chip number to ensure the race is timed accurately. To see a video on how to properly attach a timing chip to your shoe click here.


Parking is available near the baseball diamond.


There will be a bag check on site race morning for your convenience. Feel free to leave a small bag there while you run. Bag check will open at 7:30am.


All Race Day photos are available on the Wednesday following the race on our MEC Kitchener Flickr account for your viewing pleasure. Download and share your run with friends and family!


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


All MEC Races in the province of Ontario have been received accreditation from Athletics Ontario. Find out more about the standards we meet to receive the accreditation here.

Accreditation class AA



1K Kids Fun Run Route

3K Route

6K Route



Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Please check the image to find out more.


Want more? See the full MEC Kitchener Race Series


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).


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. Shop Nuun products here

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Please contact the Race Director if you have any questions via e-mail at