MEC Kitchener Trail Race Early Bird Pricing

  • Date
    From Thursday, 31 January, 2019 to Friday, 01 February, 2019
  • Time
    From 11:59 pm to 12:00 am EST
  • Organizer
    MEC Kitchener
  • Price
    $15.00
  • Address
    MEC Kitchener
    10 Manitou Drive
    Kitchener, ON

MEC KITCHENER TRAIL RACE - early bird pricing

Laurel CREEK

Join MEC Kitchener for a fun and friendly trail race on Sunday August 18th, 2019 at Laurel Creek Conservation Area in Waterloo. A fantastic trail through dense forest, and along the reservoir! Get chip-timed results, coffee and bananas, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff. 

Our inclusive race will provide a little something for every racer - get out for a fun run with friends, bring a first-timer, or challenge yourself and your PB. 


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 Speed River Timing 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).


REGISTRATION

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE THE DEADLINE TO GET EARLY BIRD PRICING!

(Link to regiser at bottom of page)

Early bird registration closes at midnight on Thursday, January 31st, 2019. 

Regular registration begins on Friday February 1st, 2019 and closes at midnight on Thursday August 15th, 2019.

Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:30–8:30am on August 18th, 2019 at the registration tent.

Distance

Early Bird Pricing

(Available until Jan 31)

Regular Pricing

(Available Feb 1 - Aug 15)
Race day pricing

*CASH ONLY

(Aug 18)
5K* $15 $20 $30
10K* $15 $20 $30

*Distances subject to change based upon location availability

PARK ENTRANCE FEE

Please be aware that there is an additional $6 park entrance fee for all three races (early bird pricing is $15 + $6 = $21, regular pricing is $20 + $6 = $26 and day of race pricing is $30 + $6 = $36). When entering the park on race day participants will let the Conservation Area staff know they are taking part in the MEC Race. Any guests that you bring will also need to pay the $6 entrance fee. 

REFUND POLICY

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


RACE BIB PICK-UP

To help prevent theft, if you are picking up for a friend you must bring a signed photocopy of their i.d. We will also accept an email to you if you can present this upon pick-up. We will release bibs to family members of the same last name. If you pick up your packet before race day, you can by-pass the bib line when you arrive. Please pick your bib up in store if possible as this drastically decreases wait times on race day.

In-store at MEC Kitchener Friday, August 16th 10am - 9pm
In-store at MEC Kitchener Saturday, August 17th 9am - 6pm
At Laurel Creek  Sunday, August 18th 7:30am - 8:30am

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 INFO

START TIMES

  • 9:00am: 10K start
  • 9:15am: 5K start

LOCATION

Laurel Creek Conservation Area, Waterloo ON

SPECTATOR PARK ENTRANCE FEE

We love when people come along to cheer on the all the runners! But please be aware that spectators will be required to pay the regular admission fees for park entrance. This fee will be collected by the Conservation Area staff upon arrival to the park. The fee is a regular day admission, so you will be welcome to stick around after the race and enjoy the Conservation Area.

PARKING

Parking is available on-site, see map below.

 

GEAR CHECK

There will be 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 7:30am.

PHOTOS

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

SUSTAINABILITY

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

5K ROUTE

 

10K ROUTE

 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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


 

PARTNERS

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



CERTIFICATIONS

This is an Atheletics Ontario sanctioned race. 


CONNECT WITH US.

  

QUESTIONS?

Please contact the Race Director if you have any questions via e-mail at jessica.brake@mec.ca