MEC Toronto Race FIVE

  • Date
    Sunday, 18 August, 2019
  • Time
    From 08:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Toronto
  • Price
  • Address
    Fairy Lake
    520 water street
    Newmarket, ON


We will have day of registration avaialble at the race site on Sunday August 18th between 7:30am - 8:30am. Race day registration is $30 and cash only. 

MEC Toronto Race FIVE: 5K/10K

Come join us in an urban oasis in the heart of the historic town of Newmarket for our 5th race in the MEC Toronto Race Series. We will be offering a 5KM and 10KM race along the Tom Taylor trail.


Register online or in-store before Thursday Aug 15th at 12:00pm (noon). 



Race Day







Distance changes may be requested via email up until online registration closes on August 15th at 12:00pm (noon).

Note: Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 8:00–8:45am on August 18th at the registration tent.


Our friends from Parkbus are doing two pickups within the GTA. If you are interested in taking Parkbus to get to the race you will need to purchase a ticket seperately through Parkbus. Space on the bus is limited so if you are planning on taking Parkbus please register ASAP. 

Regular Rate: $19

Student/Seniors: $17

Children: $10 

For more information on pickup locations, prices and to purchase a ticket, please click here.


In store

  • Where: MEC North York (784 Sheppard Ave E)
  • Saturday, August 17th from 10am - 6pm 

Race day

  • Sunday, August 18th from 7:30am - 8:30am at event site


Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Start times

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


Fairy Lake

Newmarket, Ontario

Directions here

Parking: Early arrivals will be able to park inside Fairy Lake. Late arrivals can park in the Newmarket Community Center parking lot - or where ever possible.

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.


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.





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.


Looking for more races? Sign up for the 2019 race pacakge here:


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).


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Kind will be providing post-race snacks. Shop Kind products here

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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.

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. 

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




Please contact the Race Director if you have any questions via e-mail at