MEC Toronto Trail Race FIVE

  • Date
    Sunday, 30 September, 2018
  • Time
    From 08:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC North York
  • Price
  • Address
    Boyd Conservation Area
    8739 Islington Ave
    Woodbridge, ON

MEC Toronto Trail Race FIVE: 7K & 14K


Join us and come run the amazing trails that wind through the beautiful Humber River valley at Boyd Conservation Area, the previous host for the Ontario High School Cross Country Championship (OFSAA).



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 before September 27th, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon).



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.  $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 September 30th at the registration tent.


In store

  • Where: MEC North York (784 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, ON)
  • Friday, September 28th from 9am to 9pm
  • Saturday, September 29th from 9am to 9pm

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race package.

Race day

Sunday, September 30th from 7:45am–8:40am at event site


Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Start times

·         First wave will take off at 9:00am - waves are self-determined


Boyd Conservation Area

8739 Islington Ave

Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6

+ Boyd 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. 

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.

Patagonia Prize Give-a-way!

We will be giving away Patagonia Duckbill Trucker hats to some lucky runners at the race!



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.






The RED path is our course map



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).

Want to see last year’s results to scope out how fast the course is? They’re on Enfield Timing.


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



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.

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


Please contact Adam Hassen at