MEC Calgary Race THREE 2019: Trail

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  • Date
    Saturday, 21 September, 2019
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Calgary, Calgary South
  • Price
  • Address
    Canmore Nordic Centre
    1988 Olympic Way
    Canmore, AB

Registration available in-store and race day. 

NOTE: Bear Spray is mandatory for all Race Participants.

This is a requirement for all event participants at Canmore Nordic Centre


6.5km / 11.8km / 24km 

For MEC Calgary Trail Race THREE, there are 3 distance options to build on your trail running skills and to challenge the seasoned trail runner. Distances are approximate, please review map for specific distances. 


Online registration is now closed. In-store registration available at both MEC Calgary Downtown and MEC Calgary South store locations until close on Friday September 20. Race day registration available from 7:30am-8:30am on September 21 at the registration tent.

Distance Online In-store Race day
6K / 11K $20 $20 $30
24K $25 $25 $35

There is a $5 trail maintenance fee added to the above listed prices at registration. 

Note: Race day registration is cash only! 


In store

Thursday, September 19 from 4pm–9pm, MEC Calgary.

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

Race day

Saturday, September 21, from 7:30am–8:45am at event site.


Start times

8:50am: Bear-aware talk manditory for all participants

9:00am: 24K start

9:10am: 11K start

9:20am: 6K start

Note: There will be a warmup 5 minutes before each race start.


Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore

The event will be at Canmore Nordic Centre, at the west end Canmore.

Getting there

Canmore is about 45 minutes west of the Calgary City Limits. According to Google maps, from the downtown Calgary MEC store it is a 1hour and15minute drive to the Nordic Centre.


Don't want to get up early? Want to make a weekend of it? You can stay in Canmore at a discount! The following accomodations have offered MEC race participants a deal for this weekend only! 

All three hotels - Basecamp Resorts, Basecamp Lodge and Lamphouse Hotel are offering 15% off. Book direct and use promo code SAVE. *rate is pre-paid and non-refundable and two-night minimum is required. 

Canmore Hostel is offering 10% on individual bookings, or 15% per dorm (if booking a full 8-bed room). Book directly through their website and write "MEC" in the comment box. Discount will be applied at check-in. 


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


The routes have been updated below to reflect the 2019 routes. There have been slight modifications to the 2018 routes. Please note all trails are open to the public. The bike icons reflect a point where the trail is shared with bikes, and there will be a marshal stationed there. Water stations are reflected with water drops. The info "i" represents a marshal point. 





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).


Road Races

NOTE: Bear Spray is required by all race participants for events at the Canmore Nordic Centre. 

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