MEC Toronto Trail Race FOUR
MEC Toronto Trail Race FOUR: 5.5K / 11K
Come join us at Mansfield Outdoor Centre on August 11th where we will be offering two races distances. Mansfield Outdoor education centre is located on 300 acres of beautiful land including vast forests, fields, stream, and pond, and adjoining 2000 acres of Dufferin County Forest.
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 12:00pm (noon) on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018.
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. $5 will be added to your registration at check-out to cover this fee.
Note: Race day registration is cash-only, and is available from 7:45–8:30am on July 21 at the registration tent.
- Where: MEC North York (784 Sheppard Ave East)
- Thursday, August 9th from 10am to 9pm
- Friday, August 10th from 10am to 9pm
10% discount with bib pick up in store on race weekend
Saturday, August 11 from 7:45am–8:45am at event site
RACE DAY INFO
Saturday, August 11, 2018
- 11K Race starts promptly at 9:00am
- 5.5K Race starts promptly at 9:10am
11K is the course twice. The route will be well marked with marshalls along the course to guide you.
Mansfield Outdoor Centre
937365 Airport Rd, Mulmur, ON, L9V 3T6
The start finish will be in the field to the left as soon as you enter the centre. Parking will be on the grass with overflow along the side of the main road
** Mansfield Outdoor has a $5 admission fee. Entry is free for race participants HOWEVER all spectators will be subject to regular fees. Everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy the conservation area post-race. Visit mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca for more information.
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 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.
If you've never been to Mansfield and walked along the trails within - you're missing out! Cruise up and down, left and right - it's a challenge you shouldn't miss out on.
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
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 below.
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 Enfield 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).
Some 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 for race pictures.
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)
Click on the picture below for some 5K and 10K training plans
Please contact Adam Hassen at Matt.Martin@mec.ca