MEC Victoria Race FIVE: 5K/10K/Half Marathon Trail Run 2018

  • Date
    Sunday, 28 October, 2018
  • Time
    From 08:40 am to 12:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Victoria
  • Price
  • Address
    Elk / Beaver Lake Regional Park - Filter Beds Parking Lot
    726 Beaver Lake Rd
    Victoria, BC

5K/10K/21.1K TRAIL RUN

Beaver Lake

Celebrate the spookiest time of the year with a run! Get chip-timed results, coffee and bananas, finish-line massages, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff.

MEC Victoria is excited to be offering FIVE running races again for 2018. Our inclusive MEC Race Series provides the all-around runner a bit of everything, with 2 road running races and 3 trail running races. Get more information about the 2018 MEC Victoria Race Series, or register here for all 5 events.


Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, October 25.

In-store registration closes at 4:00pm SHARP on Saturday, October 27.

Distance Online In-store Race day
5K $15 $15 $25
10K $15 $15 $25
Half Marathon $20 $20 $30

Note: Race day registration is cash only, from 7:15-8:15am (closes 30min prior to first race start) at the registration tent.

Already registered, but looking to upgrade to the 21.1K Half Marathon distance? Upgrades can be completed online here (deadline is midnight on Thursday, October 25).

We love to offer amazing value for our races, but we can't offer refunds on race sales. Please see our refund policy here.

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Saturday, October 27 from 10am–4pm, MEC Victoria

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race package. Discount applies to in-stock, regular priced product in-store (Blundstone footwear is exempt) and may not be combined with any other package deal or existing discount.

Race day

Sunday, October 28 from 7:15am–8:15am at event site.



8:40am: Half Marathon start

9:00am: 10K start

9:05am: 5K start


Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park, Filter Beds Parking Lot, Saanich BC

The event site is at the Filter Beds parking lot along Beaver Lake, off the Pat Bay Hwy.   


There are two large parking lots off Beaver Lake Rd. There are multiple bus stops nearby – please consult BC Transit schedules for arrival and departure times. For more information on getting there, please reference the CRD Website.


We will have a bag check on site race morning for your convenience. Feel free to leave a small bag there while you run. Bag check will open at 7:15am.


All Race Day photos are available on the Wednesday following the race on our MEC Victoria Flickr account for your viewing pleasure. Download and share your run with friends and family!


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




Half Marathon

Please note: this race takes place on CRD shared-use trails, which will remain open to the public throughout this event; please follow proper trail etiquette.


Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Sign up as a volunteer or find out more here.


We’ll have live unofficial race results within one hour of runners crossing the finish line at the results station. Official standings and a full listing of results will be posted on Race Day Timing.

Medals will be awarded 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 Race Day Timing.


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. Shop nuun products here.

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We love to offer amazing value for our races, but we can't offer refunds on registrations. Please see our refund policy here.