MEC Burlington Race TWO

  • Date
    Saturday, 18 May, 2019
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Burlington
  • Price
  • Address
    Confederation Park
    585 Van Wagners Beach Rd
    Hamilton, ON

Online registration is now closed. You can register on race day (cash only) at Confederation Park between 7:30am and 8:30am. 

You may also change your distance through a paper form at bib pickup or on race day - Online distance changes are closed.


Due to recent flooding and erosion of the waterfront trail, portions of this weekend's race course are not currently open. Check out our new route below. Half marathon runners; note that your course has switched to a double out-and-back.

5K Route

10K Route

21.1K Route


Get ready to fly on this flat waterfront course just in time for summer.  Bananas, nuun, and KIND bars wait for you at the finish line.


Register online or in-store before May 15, 2018.

Distance Online In-store Race day
5K $20 $20 $30
10K $20 $20 $30
21.1K $25 $25 $35

Note: race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:30–8:30am on May 18 at the registration tent.


In store

Thursday May 16 from 12:00pm – 9:00pm, MEC Burlington

Friday May 17 10:00am – 6:00pm, MEC Burlington


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

Race day

Saturday May 18 from 7:30am–8:30am at event site


Start time

10K and 21.1KM: 9:00am

5KM: 9:15am


Confederation Park – Wild Water Works Entrance; 680 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, Ontario L8E 3L8


There are tons of free parking spaces at Confederation Park and best of all, it is free! Please make sure you reduce your carbon footprint and carpool. If you would like to bike, there are tons of places to lock up your bike and we will keep an eye on it while you run.


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 May 12 is the last day for distance changes. Please use this link: RACE TWO 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.



Please refer to the top of the website for links to your new race routes for this weekend.

Portions of the waterfront trail that we typically use are damaged or at severe risk of flooding. The changes to the course still ensure you are getting an incredible waterfront race.

Half Marathon runners: Your course is now a double out-and-back due to flooding risk. This means you are doing 2 loops.



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 2019 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

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Registered Physiotherapists 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. 




Itching for more? Take on the roads again in September at our iconic waterfront course in Hamilton.

Race THREE - September 7 at Bayfront Park