MEC Toronto Trail Race ONE

  • Date
    Sunday, 29 April, 2018
  • Time
    From 08:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC North York
  • Price
  • Address
    Heart Lake Conservation Area
    10818 Heart Lake Rd
    Brampton, ON

MEC Toronto Trail Race ONE: 7K / 15K


Enjoy #goodtimesoutside and fun with the beauty of nature as your backdrop at Heart Lake Conservation Area. Previous host for the Ontario High School Cross Country Championship (OFSAA).

Chip Timed and Fully Supported!

Permits pending. Course subject to change.


Parkbus and MEC are joining forces to create the ultimate trail running experience. Parkbus will be running buses to all five of the MEC Toronto Trail Race Series. These buses are the easiest and most environmentally friendly way for you to access each and every race. There will be two conveniently pick up and drop off locations for every race.



Register online or in-store before April 26, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon), when onlne and in-store registration closes.  



Race Day








2018 will see the entire MEC Toronto Trail Race Series hosted on properties operated by the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority.  In addition to the venue rental the TRCA also charges an additional per head fee for every runner.  An additional $5 will be added to your race entry to cover this fee. 

Distance changes will be accepted via email until online registration closes on April 26 at 12:00pm (noon). 

Note: Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:45–8:30am on April 29 at the registration tent.


In store

  • Where: MEC North York (784 Sheppard Ave East, North York)
  • Friday, April 27th from 10am to 9pm
  • Saturday, April 28th from 9am to 7pm

Race day

  • Sunday, April 29th from 7:45am–8:30am at event site


Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Start times




Bib Pickup


1st wave (15K runners, 5:30K or faster)


2nd wave (15K runners, 5:30K or slower)


3rd wave (5:00K or faster)


4th wave (5:00K to 6:00 K)


5th wave (6:00K or slower)


Awards for 7.5K


Awards for 15K


Heart Lake Conservation Area

10818 Heart Lake Rd

Brampton, ON L6Z 0B3

Directions here

+ Heart Lake Conservation has a $6.50 Admission fee. Entry fee is included in your race entry but all spectators will be subject to regular fees. Everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy the conservation area post race. Visit Heart Lake for more information.

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.



This is your Course Route for Heart lake. There will be two distances, a 7.5KM and 15KM. The longer route will be the shorter route two times.


*Note: Race distance changes will be accepted via email until registration closes, the Thursday prior to the race date.


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

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


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 take 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



Please contact Adam Hassen at