MEC Calgary Race FIVE 2019: Road

  • Date
    Saturday, 19 October, 2019
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Calgary, Calgary South
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Calgary
    830 10 Ave SW
    Calgary, AB

5K / 10K / 21.1K / 42.2K

Welcome to the Grand Banana, the final of FIVE road races MEC Calgary Race is hosting this year. Throughout the year we have a tonne of distance options from a one 1km kids race all the way up to a full marathon. If you want a challenge, sign up for all 5 MEC Calgary Races for a discounted rate!
For MEC Calgary Race FIVE, there are 4 distance options to get everyone’s blood flowing!


Register online (at bottom of this page) or in-store by October 18,  2018.

Distance Online In-store Race Day
5K / 10K $20 $20 $30
21.1K $25 $25 $35
42.2K $35 $35 $45
2K Kids $10 $10 $15



In store

Thursday, October 17 from 4pm–9pm, MEC Calgary (Downtown)

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

Race day

Saturday, October 19, from 7:30am–9:45am at event site


Start times

9:00am: 42.2K Start 

9:30am: 2K Kids start

10:00am: 21.1K Start 

10:10am: 10K start

10:20am: 5K start

Note: There will be a warm-up 5 minutes before each race start.


Thorncliff Park (near Laycock Park), Calgary

The race site location and start & finish is in Thorncliff Park located adjacent to Laycock Park. The red circle on the map below is the race site. It is accessible from Blackthorn Rd. Please note there is NO ACCESS FROM LAYCOCK PARK as it is currently under construction. 

Getting there

We always encourage peolpe to ride their bikes, carpool and take transit to events to lower the environmental footprint of th event. There are bike racks at the site and there are multiple bus stops within a short walk. at the park’s edge as well – please consult Calgary Transit schedules for arrival and departure times.


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 



Already registered and need to change your distance? No problem! Please visit the distance change page. Changes will be accepted until Friday October 18 at 9:00am.


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


Nuun's flagship hydration product, Active, is packed full of four key electrolytes meant to dial in on optimal hydration yet is low insugar. When your body needs it the most, Nuun Active is the best way to re-hydrate or pre-hydrate! All water stations will be equipped with MEC's electrolyte partner Nuun Hydration. Train with Nuun Hydration products.


We’ll have live unofficial live race results at Official standings will be posted on the Race Day Timing site 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).