MEC Toronto Road Race ONE

  • Date
    Sunday, 21 January, 2018
  • Time
    From 08:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
  • Organizer
    MEC Toronto
  • Price
  • Address
    Martin Goodman Trail
    1395 Lake Shore Blvd W, M6K 3C1
    Toronto, ON

MEC Toronto Road Race ONE: 5K / 10K

Chip Timed and Fully Supported!

Permits pending. Course subject to change.


Register online before January 18th, 2018 at 12:00pm EST (noon) when online registration closes.



Race Day



$25 Cash



$25 Cash


Any race distance changes must be submitted via email by noon on January 18th, when online registration closes. 

Note: Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 8:00–8:45am on January 21st in the Legion.


In store

  • Where: MEC Toronto (400 King St. West)
  • Friday, January 19th from 10am to 9pm
  • Saturday, January 20th from 10am to 6pm

Race day

  • Sunday, January 21st from 8:00am–8:45am inside the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #344.


Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Start times

  • 10K Race starts promptly at 9:00am
  • 5K Race starts promptly at 9:10am


Martin Goodman Trail/Royal Canadian Legion 

1395 Lake Shore Blvd W, M6K 3C1

Toronto, ON 

Event Parking:

There are three parking lots near the start/finish area.  Please give yourself enough time to try a second lot should your first option be full.

1)  Net Drive Parking Lot.
2)  Budapest Park Parking Lot.
3)  Medieval Times Parking Lot.

Bag Storage:

We do NOT have a secure bag store process.

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

Safety Considerations:

The route is marshalled by MEC staff and volunteers, so please follow their instructions.

This path is open to the public, so keep to your right on the trail to allow cyclists and other path users to pass you. Check before overtaking another runner.


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

Click on the image to find out more.



Route Description:

Starting on the Martin Goodman Trail at Royal Canadian Legion Branch #344 the run will head EAST along the trail, splitting to the right at Marilynn Bell Park taking the SOUTH loop on the way out, turning around at BATTERY PARK and head back WEST along the Martin Goodman Trail, splitting to the right at Marilynn Bell Park and following the NORTH loop back to the start. The 10K will complete two laps of the course.


Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. For more information, please click on the image.


Looking for more road races? Sign up for a race pacakge here: MEC Toronto Race Series Package 2018

Interested in trail races? Sign up for a trail race package here: MEC Toronto Trail Race Series Package 2018


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).

Want to see last year’s results to scope out how fast the course is? They’re on Speed River Timing.




Walk to 5K:

Learn to run a fun and safe 5K over 10 weeks. You will learn techniques and skills necessary to confidently complete a 5K run.  A very knowledgeable MEC Staffer will lead this run providing guidance and encouragement throughout each week.

Run A Faster 10K:

This 10 week program is designed for the runner already comfortable with 5K, and are looking to push their 10K runs up a notch. Take an hour out of one of your nights and join us for an engaging workout with an experienced clinic leader. 

Meet-up Road and Trail Runs:

These free meet-up runs take place at both stores. Schedule is as follows:

Mondays - 6pm (MEC Toronto)

Wednesdays - 6pm (MEC North York)

Saturday - 8am (MEC Toronto at Evergreen Brickworks)

Saturday - 8:30am (MEC North York)

Training Plans

Click on the picture below for some 5K and 10K training plans



Please contact Cameron Dempster at or James Donald at