MEC Greater Vancouver: Trail Race FOUR, 5K/10K

  • Date
    Sunday, 08 September, 2019
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 11:00 am PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC North Vancouver
  • Price
    $20.00
  • Address
    Inter River Park
    1301 Lillooet Road
    North Vancouver, BC

INTER RIVER PARK

MEC Greater Vancouver: Trail Race FOUR is the fourth of five events in the 2019 MEC Greater Vancouver Trail Race Series offering.  Join us on September 8th for a classic MEC North Vancouver race in our very own backyard. Enjoy the lush forests of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and the District of North Vancouver in this great event!  For only $20 you can choose between a 5K or 10K race. Runners will experience a fun and welcoming race atmosphere complete with professional chip timing, complimentary coffee, fresh fruit, and free post-race massages by the professionals at North Shore Sports Medicine.

*Date/location are subject to change- permits pending*


REGISTRATION

Distance Online In-store  Race day
5K $20 $20 $30
10K $20 $20 $30

Register online before September 6th at 12pm, or in-store (MEC North Vancouver only) before September 7th at 3pm SHARP.

Note: race day registration is cash only and + $10, and is available from 7:30–8:30am SHARP on September 8th at the registration tent.



***NOTE:  For liability reasons, participants cannot sign up anybody other than themselves.


PACKAGE PICK UP

In Store

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at MEC North Vancouver.

Race Day

Sunday, September 8th from 7:30am - 8:30am at event site at Inter River Park

Savings

Pick up your race package on Saturday, September 7th to receive a 10% discount on your purchases that day as per the following exceptions:

  • Only valid on day of package pick up.
  • Only on regular priced items, does not apply to clearance items (available in stock at the North Vancouver store).
  • Cannot be combined with any other discounts or on any previous purchases.
  • Not applicable on Blundstone items or Intense bikes.

DISTANCE CHANGE

Distance changes will be accepted until midnight on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. 

Due to the volume of requests, we can no longer accept last minute or race day distance changes.


RACE DAY INFORMATION

Race Start Times

10K = 9:00am

5K = 9:20am

Start & Finish Location

The event site is at Inter River Park, North Vancouver, BC (1301 Lillooet Road), located west of Capilano University.

Getting There

If coming on Hwy 1 (West), take Exit 22B after the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. After the exit, move immediately into the centre lanes and continue straight (north) onto Lillooet Road. Go past the lights at Purcell (leads to Capilano University). Left onto Inter River Park Road (you'll see a horse stable). Turn left and drive the start area (by the lacrosse box).  Parking is limited so please carpool if possible.  Please allow yourself a few extra minutes to walk to the start/finish

There are bus stops at the park’s edge as well – please consult Translink schedules for arrival and departure times.

Bag Storage

We do NOT have a secure bag storage process, however a tent will be available in which you are welcome to store your belongings.

  • MEC Vancouver staff members and volunteers are not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items.
  • MEC Vancouver staff members and volunteers will not be available to hold any of your personal items.

Awards

Medals will be awarded to top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each race distance category.


RACE ROUTE

10K

Approximately 375m elevation gain (click link below map for elevation profile and more details)

5K

Approximately 145m elevation gain (click link below map for elevation profile and more details)

SUSTAINABILITY

We will have recycling, compost and waste bins available at the event site. MEC Staff sort all waste by hand after event and recycle.

Our events are powered by electric generators from Portable Electric.

Green Hydration with BYOB "Bring Your Own Bottle"

Keep our environment green by bringing your own refillable water bottle on race day! You will be responsible for carrying your bottle throughout the event.  Water and Nuun electrolyte refill stations will be available at all aid stations as well as at the event site.

Shop MEC.CA for some great hand held water bottle options.


OTHER 2019 MEC GREATER VANCOUVER: TRAIL RACE SERIES EVENTS

Click a race title to see the route details and register for an individual race. Some dates, distances and locations are subject to change, permit pending.

Race Location Distance Date
Trail Race ONE Pacific Spirit Park, Vancouver 5K/9K Apr 7
Trail Race TWO Ambleside Park, West Vancouver 15K/55K Jun 2
Trail Race THREE Rose Park, Squamish 5K/10K Jul 27
Trail Race FIVE Campbell Valley, Langley 5K/10K/21.1K Oct 20

WANT TO RUN ALL FIVE OF MEC'S TRAIL RACES?

The Trail Race Series continues in 2019 but this time as a regional approach with five great running events.  The MEC Langley, MEC Vancouver, and MEC North Vancouver stores have combined forces to offer a really exciting series to showcase our exciting communities. 

Click here to register!


VOLUNTEER WITH MEC NORTH VANCOUVER

Volunteers play a very important role in races! We'd love to have your help either as an individual or as a group! There are lots of different positions available! Follow the link below to find out more about volunteering with the MEC North Vancouver Events Team!

Click HERE for more information!


RACE RESULTS

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 Trio Sports Events 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 Trio Sports Events under North Vancouver- February 17th


Race Series Sponsored by:

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 Hydration products

Sponsors