MEC Ottawa Road Race Two: 5K/21.1K 2019

  • Date
    Saturday, 02 November, 2019
  • Time
    From 08:30 am to 03:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
    $20.00
  • Address
    Camp Fortune
    300 chemin Dunlop
    Chelsea, QC

 

Due to high winds and adverse conditions creating hazards with falling tree branches, the National Capital Commission (NCC) has closed Gatineau Park until further notice.

http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/news/gatineau-park-closed-until-further-notice

Unfortunately, we have no choice but to cancel tomorrow's event. We understand that this may come as a great disappointment to runners, and we sympathize completely. As race organizers, our primary concern is the safety of participants and volunteers, and we have a responsibility to provide a safe, well-marshaled course. Maintenance crews are working to assess and secure the trails in Gatineau Park and we must respect the closures and barricades currently in place.

As per our refund policy we are unable to offer a refund or transfer this registration to a different race or event.  https://events.mec.ca/node/246

We thank you for your understanding in this matter and hope to see you at future MEC events.

Please note: We will send emails to all registered racers about the next steps. Due to the number of participants, we won’t be able to respond to emails about the race at this time.

 

LES INSCRIPTIONS EN LIGNE SONT TERMINÉES.  

INSCRIPTION POSSIBLE EN MAGASIN OU LE JOUR DE LA COURSE. VOIR CI-BAS POUR PLUS D'INFO.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  

POSSIBILITY TO SIGN UP IN STORE OR ON THE DAY OF THE RACE. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO.

MEC Ottawa presents THE 2019 must do, bucket list, tell your friends about it for months afterwards, road race in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. 

*Date subject to change, permit pending.


INSCRIPTION / REGISTRATION

Vous pouvez vous inscrire en ligne en choisissant une distance et en cliquant sur le bouton d’inscription ci-dessous.
Registrations can be made on line by selecting a distance and clicking "register" below.

Distance

En ligne - Jusqu'au 30 octobre 2019 

Online - Until October 30, 2019       

En magasin-Jusqu'au 1 novembre 2019, 20:00h 

In-store until November 1, 2019 8:00pm  

Journée de la course

Camp Fortune 

Race day

5KM $20 $25 $30
21.1KM $25 $30 $35

Remarque: Les achats en ligne se ferment le 30 octobre, 2019, 23h59. Argent comptant uniquement pour les inscriptions le jour de la course, dès 7 h 15. 

Note: On-line orders close on October 30, 2019 at 11:59pm. Please register in-store after this date. Race day registration is cash-only, 7:15am onwards. 

Toutes les ventes des courses MEC sont non-remboursables. Voir la politique sur le remboursement ici.

We love to offer amazing value for our events, but we cannot offer refunds on registrations. Please see our refund policy here.
 
* Restrictions d'âge: Tous les coureurs du demi-marathon doivent avoir 16 ans le jour de la course. Il n'y a pas de restriction d'âge dans la course de 5 km, mais les enfants doivent être accompagnés d'un adulte dans l'aire de départ et d'arrivée.
 

*Age restrictions: All runners in the half marathon must be 16years old on race day. There is no age restriction in the 5km race, but children must be accompanied by an adult to the start and finish area. 


RÉCUPÉRATION DU DOSSARD / BIB PICK-UP

LIEU / LOCATION DATE HEURE / TIME
MEC Ottawa 

Jeudi 31 octobre

Thursday, October 31

5:00pm - 9:00pm
MEC Ottawa

Vendredi 1 novembre

Friday, November 1

10:00am - 9:00pm
Camp Fortune

Samedi 2 novembre

Saturday, November 2

7:15am - 9:00am
Rabais lors de la récupération du dossard : profitez d’un rabais de 10 % sur vos achats en magasin lorsque vous récupérez votre dossard le jeudi soir SEULEMENT (certaines conditions s’appliquent).
Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make instore when you pick up your bib on Thursday evening ONLY (conditions apply).

INFORMATION SUR LA JOURNÉE DE LA COURSE / RACE DAY INFO

DÉPART / START TIMES

DÉPART/ START HEURE / TIME
5KM 9:30am
21.1KM 9:00am

*Toutes les courses commencent sur la promenade de la Gatineau, près du stationnement «P9», à l’intersection de la route du lac Meech et de la route Dunlop.

 All races start on the Gatineau Parkway, close to the "P9" parking lot at the intersection of Meech Lake Road and Dunlop road.

 

Réchauffement démi-marathon / Warm-up for half marathon

Meet at 8:15 in front of the main entrance of the Fortune Lodge

Join Maxime Leboeuf, two time winner of the Gatineau Park half marathon, for a group warm-up before the race. The warm-up is a unique opportunity to get some advice from an experienced athlete and learn some important drills to prepare the body for the effort. The plan is to run/walk to the start line at 8:15 and to do the drills near the start line. Bring some warm clothes and a bag with you. We will drop them off in the designated truck shortly before the race).

 

LIEU / LOCATION

Camp Fortune

300 Ch Dunlop, Chelsea, QC

POUR S'Y RENDRE / GETTING THERE

COVOITURAGE / CAR POOLING

Veuillez vous inscrire pour le covoiturage. / Please sign up for carpooling!: LINK COMING SOON!


HÉBERGEMENT / LODGINGS

Auberge Old Chelsea 

Wakefield Mill

Alpengruss

'L'APRÈS COURSE' POUTINE / POST RACE POUTINE

Poutine sera disponible à l'achat au Camp Fortune de 11h30 à 14h00. Des boissons chaudes seront disponibles aussi.

Poutine will be available for purchase at Camp Fortune from 11:30am - 2:00pm. There will be hot drinks available as well. 


PARCOURS DES COURSES / RACE ROUTES

Veuillez étudier les cartes attentivement ainsi que le profil d'élévation. 

Please study the maps and their elevation profiles! 

 
5KM
 
The 5km course is a rolling out and back, and conitnues to grow in popularity for all runners!

Athletics Canada Certification no: QC-2016-118-BDC

21.1KM

TEMPS LIMITE / CUT OFF TIME: 4 heures 40 minutes.

Athletics Canada Certification no: QC-2016-116-BDC IAAF/AIMS Certification no: CAN-2016-099


Course marking & Aid Stations

  • The course will be clearly marked.
  • Each kilometer will be indicated. 
  • There will be marshals on the course to direct you. 
  • Aid stations are positioned approximately every 3km on course: All water stations will be equipped by MEC’s electrolyte partner nuun hydration. nuun is high in electrolytes, yet low in sugar to keep you optimally hydrated throughout the race. NUUN PRODUCTS

Rules

  • At all times runners MUST keep RIGHT of the yellow centre line of the road. This rule will be enforced. Bib numbers of runners not on the right of the yellow line will be noted by course marshals. The courses are measured and certified using the right side of the road.

Timing and awards

  • The races will be chip timed by Sportstats.
  • Awards (Medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female) will be awarded according to Gun Time position. 

Bag Check

  • Half Marathon: Dress warm for your walk to the start from the lodge at Camp Fortune, then check your bag at the start line. Your bag will be moved to the finish for you to collect afterwards.
  • 5km: There will be a tent in which you can leave your belongings while you run.

Road closures and Parking

  • Parking for the half marathon will take place at Camp Fortune. Runners will walk 1km down hill to the start line.
  • Parking for the 5km race will take place at the P9 parking, at the intersection of Dunlop Rd and Meech Lake Rd. 
  • All roads within Gatineau Park are closed to motor vehicles.
  • Expect short (approx. 5mins) delays on Lac Meech and Dunlop at the times that the races start (8:45am) in the "P8" and "P9" area. We will operate a "rolling closure" as runners pass (operated by the police).
  • We are working hard to avoid disruption to residents local to the race. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Sustainability

  • We use compostable cups on our courses.
  • At event Headquarters, please sort your trash according to instructions.
  • Please bring a (filled) waterbottle to the race for before and after your run. 
  • Runners at MEC races are not issued with a t-shirt or a race medal.

CHANGEMENT DE DISTANCE / DISTANCE CHANGES

Toutes les demandes de changement de distance devront nous être effectuées avant le 24 octobre, 23h59. Aucun changement de distance ne sera autorisé après cette date. Aucun changement de distance ne sera effectué par téléphone, par courriel ou en magasin. Pour changer de distance, RENDEZ VOUS SUR CETTE PAGE.

All distance changes, must be done before October 24, 11:59 PM. Any changes will be done after that. Any distance changes will be done by phone, emails or in store. To request a distance changes, FOLLOW THAT LINK.


PROGRAMMES D'ENTRAÎNEMENT / TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

MEC et Unis pour le sport sont fiers do vous offrir un encadrement gratuit à nouveau pour 2019, unique pour les courses de marathon.Télécharger votre programme GRATUIT ICI.

Back again, United for Sport are proud to offer you coaching programs for the Gatineau Park Road Races. Download your FREE PROGRAM HERE.

BÉNÉVOLES / VOLUNTEER

Joignez-vous à nous ! Aidez les participants lors de la cueillette des dossards, distribuez de l'eau aux athlètes sur le parcours, dirigez les coureurs et distribuez les bananes sur la ligne d'arrivée ! Les bénévoles participants aux courses de MEC Ottawa recevront une inscription gratuite pour une autre course ainsi qu'un rabais de 10% en magasin lors de la soirée de cueillette des dossards. Inscriptions imminentes !

Join us! Help people to pick up their race bib, hand athletes water on the course, point runners in the right direction and dish out the bananas at the finish line! Volunteers at MEC Ottawa races will receive a free entry to another running race and shop with a 10% discount at MEC on the bib pick up evening. 


COMMANDITAIRES + PARTENAIRES / SPONSORS + PARTNERS:

         

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.

          

 

 

                                       


RACE RESULTS:

There will be live unofficial race day results at www.sportstats.ca. Official standings will be posted online within two business days of the event. 

We’ll be giving out medals to the top three male and female finishers in each distance category (no age categories awards).


Pour de plus amples renseignements, communiquez avec l'équipe Communauté MEC: evenements.est@mec.ca

For more information, please contact the MEC Community Events team: events.east@mec.ca

 

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