MEC Halifax Race THREE: 5K/10K/15K - Musquodoboit Trailway

  • Date
    Sunday, 29 September, 2019
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 11:00 am ADT
  • Organizer
    MEC Halifax
  • Price
  • Address
    Musquodoboit Trailway
    50 Park Road
    Musquodoboit Harbour, NS

Online registration is now closed. 

In-store registration is available at MEC until 3pm on Saturday, September 28

On-site registration will be open from 7:30am – 8:30am at the Race site (Musquodobit Trailway) Cash only, $30 for all distances. 

Please note that Friday Sept 27 bib pick up hours have been reduced to 5pm – 9pm due to the Global Climate Strike.


Welcome to the third race in the 2019 MEC Halifax Race Series!

Join MEC Halifax for a race along the old railway bed that follows Musquodoboit River, with great views and tons of fresh air. This route is flat and fast and you can definitely push for your new personal best. Afterward, you can pop over to the local farmers market or brave a dip in the ocean.

MEC Race Series Club Challenge! Please indicate the name of your running club when picking up your bib for a chance to win our glorious trophy. Can your group unseat the current champions, or will The Mountain View Runners win again?


Online registration is closing at 12:00pm on Friday, September 27

In-store registration is available until 3pm on Saturday, September 28

On-site registration will be open from 7:30am – 8:15am at the Musquodobit Trailway.




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Note: race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:45am–8:15am on September 29th at the registration tent.


We love to offer amazing value for our races, but we can't offer refunds on races.

As with all of our races, all ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be given due to sickness, injury, or failure to show up for the event. Registrations are non-transferable; you can't transfer your registration to someone else, and we can't transfer it to another race. If you have a question about a paid event for which you registered, please contact us at


All distance changes must be done online before September 26, 11:59 PM.

Changes will not be accepted by phone, email or in-store at any time. 

To request a distance change, please, FOLLOW THIS LINK.



Friday, September 28 5:00pm - 9:00pm, and Saturday, September 29th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when picking up your race package. Discount does not apply to clearance items, Blundstones, Birkenstocks, and package deals.

Race day

Sunday, September 30th from 7:45am–8:15am at the registration tent. 


Start times

9:00am: 15K start

9:05am: 10K start

9:10am: 5K start

Earphones permitted, but not recommended 

Runners are responsible for knowing the course

No dogs.

Strollers are permitted if started behind the other runners, and must be mindful of others. 


Musquodoboit Trailway, Musquodoboit Harbour

Getting there

The trailhead is around 45mins from downtown Halifax. Follow route 7 or 107 from Dartmouth till you arrive in Musquodoboit Harbour. Turn down route 357 then onto Park Rd. Parking is very limited we encourage you to carpool with friends and members of your running club.


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






Know someone who wants to come to cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Email for more information. Please include the full event name and city in your email. 


Want more? See the full MEC Race Series


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 Atlantic Chip 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 Atlantic Chip's event site.



Nuun’s flagship hydration product, Active, is packed full of four key electrolytes meant to dial in on optimal hydration yet is low in sugar. 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 PRODUCTS!

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