MEC Halifax Race One: 5K/10K - Point Pleasant Park

  • Date
    Sunday, 28 January, 2018
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 11:00 am AST
  • Organizer
    MEC Halifax
  • Price
  • Address
    Point Pleasant Park
    5480 Point Pleasant Dr
    Halifax, NS

Online registration now closed. Day of registration available at the registration tent on Race Day. $25. Cash Only. 

Point Pleasant Park

Join us for our first run of 2018 on January 28th at the historic Point Pleasant Park in Halifax's South End. This is an excellent opportunity to get your new year’s resolutions on track: get outside, be active, stay healthy. Run, walk or hike the 5K or 10K route for only $15. Like all our races, all levels are welcome!

MEC Race One is the first race in our 2018 Race Series. Sign up for all 5 races for only $60!


Register online or in store before January 27th, 2018 at noon.

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Note: race day registration is cash only, and is available from 8:00–8:30am on January 28th at the registration tent. We love to offer amazing value for our races, but we can't offer refunds on races. Please see our refund policy here.


In store

Friday, January 26th and Saturday, January 27th open till close at MEC Halifax.

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race package. Discount does not apply to clearance items, Blundstones and other package deals.

Race day

Sunday, January 28th from 8:00am - 8:30am at event site.

Race Day Info

Start times

9:00am: 10K start

9:05am: 5K start


Point Pleasant Park

The race will start at the lower parking lot at Point Pleasant Park at the Shakespeare by the Sea building. We invite you to come early, warm up, mingle with fellow runners and enjoy the park. Walkers are more than welcome to participate. However, please note that the course will be closed at 11AM.

In case of weather or trail conditions that are unsafe to run in, we will announce no later than 7:30AM that the race is being postponed. Please note there on no refunds as the race will be rescheduled.

Getting there

There is parking at the start/finish location and further down through the stone gates. Please note that we do NOT have a secure bag check. There are washrooms at the back of the building and additional portable units.


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

Race Route

The race will start and finish at the Shakespeare by the Sea building. 5K runners will do one loop and 10K will complete the route twice. The course will be marked and MEC staff will be placed throughout.



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


Want more? See the full MEC Halifax 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 Atlantic Chip's results page.

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? Check out Atlantic Chip.

Want to increase your skills? MEC is offering a Learn to Run 10K clinics in early January.


All water stations will be equipped by MEC’s electrolyte partner nuun hydration. Nuun is high in electrolytes, yet low in sugar to keep you optimally hydrated throughout the race.