MEC Vancouver: Road Race TWO, Pacific Spirit Park 5K / 10K

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  • Date
    Sunday, 18 March, 2018
  • Time
    From 08:30 am to 11:30 am PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
  • Address
    Southlands Elementary School
    5351 Camosun Street
    Vancouver, BC


Forget the movie ticket or the over-the-top burger – for about the same price you get chip-timed results, coffee and bananas, finish-line massages, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff.


MEC Vancouver: Road Race TWO is the second of six events in the 2018 MEC Vancouver Road Race Series offering.  Join us on March 18th for the race that is aimed to get some dirt under those shoes and for those who are all about getting active and staying fit.  For only $15 you can choose between a 5K or 10K race amidst the extensive trail system of beautiful Pacific Spirit Park.  Runners will experience a fun and welcoming race atmosphere complete with professional chip timing and complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruit.

Looking for a challenge? Sign up for the full MEC Vancouver: Road Race Series!


Results are available here!



Do you want to run your first 5K or 10K race and need a litte guidance?  Or maybe set a new personal best? If so, then we've got two great clinics options just for you!

Four times per year we offer our popular "Walk to 5K" and "Run a 10K" clinics to help you achieve your goals!  Weekly sessions will consist of a 15-20min lecture followed by a specifically prescribed workout.  The lectures will be presented by local professionals and add a great deal of additional knowledge to aid accross various aspects of running.

***Note: Registration in either of these clinics also inlcudes a complimentary entry into the MEC Vancouver: Road Race TWO 5K or 10K distance options.

Check out more "Walk to 5K" details and register HERE

Check out more "Run a 10K" details and register HERE.


Register online before March 16, or in-store (MEC Vancouver only) before March 17 at 4 pm SHARP.

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

Note: race day registration is cash only and + $10, and is available from 7:00–8:00am SHARP on March 18 at the registration tent.

***NOTE:  For liability reasons, participants cannot sign up anybody other than themselves.



Saturday, March 17 from 10am–4pm SHARP at MEC Vancouver only

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

  • Only valid on day of package pick up.
  • Only on regular priced items, does not apply to clearance items (available in stock at the Vancouver store).
  • Cannot be combined with any other discounts or on any previous purchases.
  • Not applicable on Blundstone items or Intense bikes.


Sunday, March 18 from 7:00am–8:00am SHARP at event site.



Race Start Times

10K = 8:30am (& 8:35am for a Wave #2 if needed(Waves will be self seeded)

5K = 8:40am (& 8:45am for a Wave #2 if needed(Waves will be self seeded)

Start & Finish Location

The event site is at the Southlands Elementary School (5351 Camosun Street, Vancouver, BC).  It is located near the intersection of Marine Drive and Camosun Street.


The following parking options exist:

  • Surrounding street parking.
  • This is a great opportunity to go green and carpool to our event.

Bag Storage

We do NOT have a secure bag storage process, however a tent will be available in which you are welcome to store your belongings.

  • MEC Vancouver staff members and volunteers are not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items.
  • MEC Vancouver staff members and volunteers will not be available to hold any of your personal items.

Youth Entries

MEC defines youth as age 13 to 17. Below is the recommended maximum race distance per age from Athletics Canada.

Age 13 14 15 16 17 18
Maximum Distances 8K 10K 10K 21.1K 21.1K 42.2K

Safety Information

  • All routes are narrow and are open to public, please be courteous and be aware of dogs and cyclists.
  • If you are using headphones, please respect other event participants and the general public by leaving one ear free so that you can hear any potential safety information.
  • If you are participating with a stroller, please position yourself at the very back of the pack so that other participants do not have to run / walk around you.
  • For liability reasons, dogs are not allowed to run with participants.


Medals will be awarded to top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each race distance category.


We will aim to provide live unofficial race results within one hour after runners have crossed the finish line.

  • Please be patient with this process.
  • Please refrain from approaching the timing personnel, instead direct any question to an MEC Vancouver staff member.
  • Official race results will be posted on the Trio Sports Events as well as this web site within two business days after the event.



5K/10K (two laps) Course Map




Waste Management

At Event Site

  • We will have two separate clusters of three plastic bins.  Each cluster will have one bin for garbage (black bags), one bin for compost (clear bags) and one bin for recycling (white bags). 

On Course

  • We will have plastic bins at each of our aid stations with white garbage bags (for recycling) located just after our hydration tables.

Reach your personal best and help us reach ours!

Green Hydration with BYOB "Bring Your Own Bottle"

Stay hydrated and keep our environment clean by bringing your won refillable water bottle on race day.  You will be responsible for carrying your bottle throughout the event.  Water and Nuun electrolyte refill stations will be available at all aid stations as well as at the event site.

Shop MEC.CA for some great hand held water bottle options.



want to run all six of mec's road races?


The Road Race Series continues in 2018 but this time as a regional approach with six great running events.  The MEC Vancouver and MEC North Vancouver stores have combined forces to offer a really exciting series to showcase our exciting communities.  

Sign up before January 31st, 2018 for only $12 a race! Click here to register.



We love providing opportunities for volunteers to strut their stuff!  Follow the link below to find out more about volunteering with the MEC Vancouver Events Team!

Click HERE for more details!


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 Trio Sports Events 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).

Want to see last year’s results to scope out how fast the course is? They’re on Trio Sports Events.


iPOLPO will be providing free photos (by time and location) at Road Race TWO! iPOLPO is available for both iPhone and Android for easy access from your smartphones.  Photos will be made available shortly after the race.


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