MEC Toronto Road Race FIVE

  • Date
    Sunday, 19 August, 2018
  • Time
    From 08:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC North York
  • Price
  • Address
    Fairy Lake
    520 water street
    Newmarket, ON

MEC Toronto Road Race FIVE: 5K/10K

Come join us in an urban oasis in the heart of the historic town of Newmarket for our 5th race in the MEC Toronto Road Race Series. We will be offering a 5KM and 10KM race along the Tom Taylor trail.


Register online or in-store before August 16th, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon).



Race Day







Distance changes may be requested via email up until online registration closes on August 16th at 12:00pm (noon).

Note: Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 8:00–8:45am on August 19th at the registration tent.


In store

  • Where: MEC North York (784 Sheppard Ave E)
  • Friday, August 17th from 10am to 9pm
  • Saturday, August 18th from 10am to 9pm

Race day

  • Sunday, August 19th from 8:00am–8:45am at event site


Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Start times

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


Fairy Lake

Newmarket, Ontario

Directions here

Parking: Early arrivals will be able to park inside Fairy Lake. Late arrivals can park in the Newmarket Community Center parking lot - or where ever possible.

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.




Accreditation class AA



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).


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.


Follow us at @MEC_Toronto




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 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)

Training Plans

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


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