MEC Burlington Race ONE 3K/9K/12K Trail Race 2019, Dundas Valley

  • Date
    Saturday, 27 April, 2019
  • Time
    From 08:30 am to 12:30 pm UTC
  • Organizer
    MEC Burlington
  • Price
  • Address
    Dundas Valley Conservation Area
    650 Governors Road
    Dundas, ON

Online registration is now closed. Race day registration is available for $30 CASH at Dundas Valley on Saturday. See you there!

Challenge yourself and hit the trails!

This trail run will bring you through the beautiful Dundas Valley and will be starting from the Dundas Valley Trail Center. Run a distance between 3.5K and 12K.
As the distances get longer the trails become more hilly and technical. Technical terrain includes roots, rocks, mud and/or slippery sections and single track (narrow dirt trails). These courses are a great challenge, but runners are expected to proceed with care and remain within their abilities. The 3.75k distance is a wide gravel path, perfect for novice trail runners!


Parents! There is also a Kids Fun Run this day! If your child is 4-10 years old and you would like to sign them up, click here.


Register online or in-store before April 24, 2018. Online registration will close at 12:00PM on April 24.

Distance Online In-store Race day
3.5K $20 $20 $30
9K $20 $20 $30
12K $20 $20 $30

Note: race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:30–8:30am on April 27 at the registration tent.


In store

Thursday April 25 from 10:00am – 9:00pm, MEC Burlington

Friday April 26 10:00am – 6:00pm, MEC Burlington


Bib pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race bib. This is not valid on race day.

Race day

Saturday April 27 from 7:30am–8:30am at event site


Start times

Kids 1K Fun Run – 8:30am

9K & 12K – 9:00am

3.5K – 9:10am


Dundas Valley Conservation Area 650 Governors Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5E3


Shuttle Bus Service:

Dundas Valley Secondary School, 310 Governors road, Hamilton, ON L9H 5P8

Bus will arrive in the front of the school and continue driving between the school and Dundas Valley.

Shuttle Times: 7:00am – 12:30pm

The last bus will leave Dundas Valley at approximately 12:00pm, so you must be on this bus to return to you vehicle. We will not be able to provide a return to Dundas Valley Secondary School by any other means, so please ensure you can complete your race distance by 11:45am or use the parking at Dundas Valley.


There is also limited parking available at Dundas Valley, but is a cost of $10/vehicle without an HCA pass and can fill up quite quickly.


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


Sunday April 21st is the last day for distance changes. Please use this link: RACE ONE DISTANCE CHANGE.

NOTICE: 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. Important: You must pick your chip up on race day. Chips are expensive and this reduces loss.



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3.5K - Strava Download

9K - Strava Download

12K - Strava Download


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


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).


Huge thanks to Nuun for sponsoring the 2018 race series!

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






DK Orthotic Solutions (DKOS) is a sports pedorthic company serving the Hamilton and surrounding area. They are focused on working with active populations which are eager and committed to recovering, maintaining and improving their athletic performance and/or physical well-being. A certified Pedorthist will be coming to Race One to help all of your performance and footwear needs for optimizing this race season.


Tara Clark, Registered Physiotherapist from Dynamic Health and Performance will be at the finish line for all of your post-race recovery needs. She will be available for complimentary soft tissue release, manual stretching, as well as tips and education on injury management and prevention.



After the race, check out Wishbone Athletics for a chance to try out their new compression recovery pants, and a complimentary assessment from a registered massage or athletic therapist. Wishbone Athletics uses a sport medicine model to provide you with superior and innovative services, which enhances your ability to achieve and maintain your health and wellness. We are committed to providing you personalized rehabilitation programs with a total body approach to ensure you receive care that exceeds your expectations. 

Join Camp Fuel for a post race stretch and yoga, and if you have any stretching or fitness related questions, they'll be happy to help. Camp Fuel is a growing community of fitness enthusiasts gearing up for their summer camp weekend June 7-9th in Muskoka. We're heading back to camp to sweat it out in group fitness classes, feel like a kid again with "camp fun" like archery and form unbreakable bonds.



Want more? Check out our 2019 series.

Race TWO - May 18 at Confederation Park

Race THREE - September 7 at Bayfront Park