MEC Kitchener Race FIVE: 5K/10K

  • Date
    Sunday, 30 September, 2018
  • Time
    From 08:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Kitchener
  • Price
  • Address
    Shade's Mills Conservation Area
    450 Avenue Rd.
    Cambridge, ON


Our last run of 2018 takes place on September 30th at Shade's Mills Conservation Area in Cambridge. Dense forest, wide trails and lots of hills await! Get chip-timed results, coffee and bananas, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff. 

This is the last 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.


Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, September 27.

In-store registration closes at 4:00pm on Saturday, September 29.

Distance Online In-store Race day
5K* $21 $21 $31
10K* $21 $21 $31

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


Please be aware that there is an additional $6 park entrance fee in addition to the price of the Race (Race pricing is $15 + $6 = $21, Race day pricing is $25 + $6 = $31). When entering the park on race day participants will let the Conservation Area staff know they are taking part in the MEC Race. The $6 fee will be collected on Race day when participants pick up their timing chip.

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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*Distances subject to change based upon location availability


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, September 28th 10am - 9pm
In-store at MEC Kitchener Saturday, September 29th 9am - 6pm
At Shade's Mills Sunday, September 30th 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.



  • 9:00am: 10K start
  • 9:15am: 5K start


Shade's Mills Conservation Area, Cambridge ON


We love when people come along to cheer on all the runners! But please be aware that spectators will be required to pay the regular admission fees for park entrance. This fee will be collected by the Conservation Area staff upon arrival to the park. The fee is a regular day admission, so you will be welcome to stick around after the race and enjoy the Conservation Area.


Parking is available on-site.


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.)


5K Route

10K 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