MEC Toronto Road Race TWO
MEC Toronto Race TWO: 5K / 10K / 21.1K
Chip-Timed and Fully Supported!
Accreditation class AA
Permits pending. Course subject to change.
Register online before April 5th, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) when online registration closes.
Race distance changes will be accepted via email until online registration closes on April 5th at 12:00pm, noon.
Note: Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 8:00–8:45am on April 5th at the registration tent.
- Where: MEC Toronto (400 King St. West)
- Friday, April 6th from 9am to 9pm
- Saturday, April 7th from 9am to 6pm
- Sunday, April 8th from 8:00am–8:45am at the registration tent
RACE DAY INFO
Sunday, April 8th, 2018
- 21.1K Race starts promptly at 9:00am
- 10K Race starts promptly at 9:05am
- 5K Race starts promptly at 9:10am
711 Lake Shore Blvd W
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
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. Running strollers are limited to the 5K event. Running with a stroller, please start the race at the back of the pack and stay to the right hand side so not to impeed other runners.
Come early for some free yoga!
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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.
All races start at Coronation Park. 5K participants run 2.5km along the Martin Goodman Trail (MGT) and then return to the start area. 10K participants run 5km out the MGT and the return to the start area. 21.1K participants run 5.27 km along the MGT and return to the start area, where 10 meters in front of the starting arch there will be a turning point (pylon with marshal) where you’ll loop and head back out the MGT and repeat the loop.
5K = 2.5km out and back
10K = 5km out and back
21.1K = 5.27km out and back twice (Please note if you have not made loop at the start/finish area 10.5 km into your run by 10:20am, an hour and twenty minutes into the event you will be directed to finish your race at that point.
As you approach the finish arch please stay to the right hand side ove the path as you sprint through the finish. The 21.1K runners will be looping back out on the course on their first lap and we don't want any collisions.
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.
A water station on course for the 21.1K runners 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.
LOOKING FOR A TRAINING GROUP?
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. Join MEC Toronto's clinic starting March 5th. We accept registrants up to week 4 of the clinc. Register after March 5th here.
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. Join MEC Toronto's clinic starting March 7th. We accept registrants up to week 4 of the clinc. Register after March 7th here.
Meet-up Road and Trail Runs:
These free meet-up runs takes place take at both stores. Schedule is as follows:
Monday's - 6pm (MEC Toronto)
Wednesday's - 6pm (MEC North York)
Saturday - 8am (MEC Toronto at Evergreen Brickworks)
Saturday - 8:30am (MEC North York)
Click on the picture below for some 5K and 10K training plans