MEC Burlington Race THREE

  • Date
    Saturday, 07 September, 2019
  • Time
    From 08:30 am to 01:30 pm UTC
  • Organizer
    MEC Burlington
  • Price
  • Address
    Bayfront Park
    200 Harbourfront Dr
    Hamilton, ON

04/09/19 12:00PM: Online registration is now closed.

You may still register on the day of the race (cash only) from 7:30AM-8:30AM. You can still change your distance via paper form at bib pickup or on race morning at the registration tent.

We can't wait to see you out there!

Hamilton's hidden gem. 5K / 10K / 15K / 30K

Update 26/08/2019: All rerouted distances due to construction work have now been updated and measured. Check out the maps below! 

Free bananas! Post-race massages! Built-in cheer squads! Ready to feel like a road running pro? Sign up for this race to get all these perks for the cost of a fancy burger. 


Attention parents: There is also a Kids 1KM Fun Run at this event! If your child is 4-10 years old, click here to sign them up for a fun chip-timed run.


Register online or in-store before September 4, 2019. Registration is available in-store on designated bib pickup hours Thursday 10AM-9PM, and Friday 10AM-6PM*(sharp).

Distance Online In-store Race day
5K / 10K / 15K $20 $20 $30
30K $25 $25 $35

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

NEW: 30K runners will have access to Endurance tap gels on-course! Hydrate well, and fuel simply.


In store

Thursday September 5 from 12:00pm – 9:00pm, MEC Burlington

Friday September 6 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 September 7 from 7:30am–8:30am at event site


Start time

10K, 30K: 9:00am

5K, 15K: 9:15am


Bayfront Park - 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton ON L8L 1C8


There are tons parking spaces at Bayfront 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.)


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. 



5K: Certified Course

10K: Strava Download

15K: Strava Download

30K: 3 X 10KM Course.



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





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. 

A Lyrical Body Pilates Studio has been serving the Burlington community for the past 11 years! We are very excited to be part of this event and you can find us after the race for a quick stretching session. We have a fully equipped Pilates studio, offering a variety of Pilates classes, from private instruction to group sessions and Barre classes. Working on developing strength, preventing injuries and increasing flexibility, our clients have experienced the benefits of Pilates and can't imagine life without it. Pilates is a great addition to your training that you won't regret! Classes are kept small to provide the most thorough instruction and safest of environments.