MEC Toronto Race TWO 5K/10K/Half Marathon 2019, Coronation Park

  • Date
    Sunday, 07 April, 2019
  • Time
    From 08:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Toronto
  • Price
    $20.00
  • Address
    Coronation Park
    711 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3T7
    Toronto, ON

Online registration is now closed. You may register at Coronation Park from 7:30AM-8:30AM on Sunday. Registration is cash only. See you there!

MEC Toronto Race TWO: 5K / 10K / 21.1K

 

Chip-Timed and Fully Supported!

 

Athletics Ontario Sanctioned: 201904039

 

Permits pending. Course subject to change.


REGISTRATION

Register online before Thursday April 4th, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon) when online registration closes.

Distance

Online

Race Day

5K

$20

$30

10K

$20

$30

21.1K

$25

$35

Race distance changes will be accepted via email until online registration closes on April 4th at 12:00pm, noon.

Note: Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 8:00–8:45am on April 7th at the registration tent.


PACKAGE PICK-UP

In store

  • Where: MEC Toronto (300 Queen St. West)
  • Saturday, April 6th from 9am to 5pm

*update: Due to our store move happening April 2-5, bib pickup will ONLY be available in-store on Saturday, April 6 at our NEW LOCATION on 300 Queen St W. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Race day

  • Sunday, April 7th from 8:00am–8:45am at the registration tent

RACE DAY INFO

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Start times

  • 21.1K Race starts promptly at 9:00am
  • 10K Race starts promptly at 9:05am
  • 5K Race starts promptly at 9:10am

Location

Coronation Park

711 Lake Shore Blvd W

Toronto, ON 

Bag Storage:

We do NOT have a secure bag store process.

  • MEC staff and volunteers are NOT responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items
  • MEC staff and volunteers will NOT be available to hold any of your personal items

Safety Considerations:

The route is marshalled by MEC staff and volunteers, so please follow their instructions.

This path is open to the public, so keep to your right on the trail to allow cyclists and other path users to pass you. Check before overtaking another runner.  Running strollers are limited to the 5K event.  Running with a stroller, please start the race at the back of the pack and stay to the right hand side so not to impeed other runners.

 

 


RACE ROUTE

Route Description:

All races start at Coronation Park.  5K participants run 2.5km along the Martin Goodman Trail (MGT) and then return to the start area.  10K participants run 5km out the MGT and the return to the start area.  21.1K participants run 5.27 km along the MGT and return to the start area, where 10 meters in front of the starting arch there will be a turning point (pylon with marshal) where you’ll loop and head back out the MGT and repeat the loop. 

5K: Strava download here

10K: Strava download here

21.1K: Strava download here

21.1K = 5.27km out and back twice (Please note if you have not made loop at the start/finish area 10.5 km into your run by 10:20am, an hour and twenty minutes into the event you will be directed to finish your race at that point.

 

As you approach the finish arch please stay to the right hand side of the path as you run through the finish.  The 21.1K runners will be looping back out on the course on their first lap and we don't want any collisions. 


SPONSORS

Nuun at MEC Races 

 

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

 

 

KIND bars will be on-site to ensure you can feel good post-run with a wholesome, nutritious bar with ingredients you actually recognize.

 

 

Runners should never be treated by a rehabilitation provider who isn’t a runner themselves. Our therapists are all runners and movement specialists who understand the specific demands of the sport. We are experts in assessing and treating all things running related, as well as gait analysis and strength/mobility programs. As Toronto’s running hub, it is our mission to involve ourselves in the community and improve the health and well-being of runners of all abilities.”

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. For more information, please click on the image.


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.)

Click on the image to find out more.

  

UPCOMING RACES

Looking for more races? Sign up for a race package here: MEC Toronto Race Series 2019


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).

Want to see last year’s results to scope out how fast the course is? They’re on Speed River Timing.

 


LOOKING FOR A TRAINING GROUP?

Walk to 5K:

Learn to run a fun and safe 5K over 10 weeks. You will learn techniques and skills necessary to confidently complete a 5K run.  A very knowledgeable MEC Staffer will lead this run providing guidance and encouragement throughout each week.  Look for these clinics in early 2019 at events.mec.ca.

Run A Faster 10K:

This 10 week program is designed for the runner already comfortable with 5K, and are looking to push their 10K runs up a notch. Take an hour out of one of your nights and join us for an engaging workout with an experienced clinic leader.  Look for these clinics in early 2019 at events.mec.ca.

Meet-up Road and Trail Runs:

These free meet-up runs takes place take at both stores. Schedule is as follows:

Wednesday's - 6pm (MEC North York)

Saturday - 8am (MEC Toronto at Evergreen Brickworks)

Saturday - 8:30am (MEC North York)

Training Plans

Click on the picture below for some 5K and 10K training plans

 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Jill Robinson at jill.robinson@mec.ca