MEC Whitemud Beast - Cancelled

  • Date
    Sunday, 20 September, 2020
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 03:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Edmonton, Edmonton South
  • Price
  • Address
    Whitemud Park
    Fox Drive
    Edmonton, AB

2020 High Point Race Series – COVID Cancellation Notice

As you know, COVID-19 has affected how we can safely recreate together in groups. Given these evolving guidelines, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 High Point Race Series.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances associated with COVID-19, MEC is making an exception to our refund policy and will be providing all race participants with a refund of their paid registration fee. Registered race participants will receive an email from MEC regarding the refund process. 

Thank you for choosing to run with us. We hope to see you out on the trails, racing again soon.


5K / 10K / 15K / 20K / 30K

Choose your singletrack challenge. With five distances up for grabs, you get to decide just how far you want to go. Look forward to killer climbs, smoking-fast downhills, and race routes that cover some of Edmonton's gnarliest trails. One thing all routes have in common? You get to run the city's hidden gems in full-on fall mode. 

Well-marked routes and fun finish line vibes with music, stretch zones and product demos. 





Early Bird

Until Jan 31
at 11:59pm


Until Sept 17
at 9:00pm


Until Sept 19
at 4:00pm

Race Day

(cash only)
5K $15 $20 $20


10K $15 $20 $20


15K $15 $20 $20


20K $20 $25 $25


30K $25 $30 $30


What's included?

  • 10% off in-store purchases during package pick-up
  • Chip timing by Race Day Timing
  • Vendor Village with samples, demos, and more!
  • Finish line vibes + unlimited high fives 


Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances. Please see our refund policy.

Race Info

Distance Elevation Start Time* Aid Stations Cut-off Time
5K +/- 75m 9:40am 2 11:30am
10K +/- 125m 9:30am 3 11:30am
15K +/- 190m 9:20am 4 11:30am
20K +/- 265m 9:10am 5 1pm
30K +/- 420m 9:00am 7 2:30pm

*Runners will be sent out in waves one minute apart to avoid over-crowding - start times reflect the first wave. Waves are sef-seeded by personal pace.

Select your distance below for route maps & more info:




Distance Changes

Distance changes will be accepted online until 12:00pm MST on Tuesday, Sept 15 2020 or in-store during package pick-up - we will not accept any race day distance changes.

CLICK HERE to request a race distance change

Package Pick-Up

Location Date Time

MEC Edmonton South

1624-99 St NW, Edmonton

Friday, Sept 18

Saturday, Sept 19



MEC Edmonton Downtown

11904-104 Ave NW, Edmonton

Friday, Sept 18

Saturday, Sept 19



In-Store Discount

Receive 10% off in-store purchases* during package pick-up. Just show your bib upon check-out to redeem! 

Discount applies to in-stock, regular priced product in-store (Arcteryx, Patagonia, Blundstone, Birkenstock and Glerups footwear are exempt) and may not be combined with any other package deal or existing discount.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Race Day package pick-up will not be available. 

Can't make package pick-up? No stress. Send a friend or family member with your full name and race confirmation email to pick up your package for you.




Race Location

Whitemud Park - next to the Equestrian Park and behind the washrooms.  


The parking lots in Whitemud Park are small and will be full by 8:15am. Please use the main and overflow parking lots located next to Fort Edmonton.  It is a 10 minute walk to race headquarters, so please leave ample time.

How To Get There

Directions coming soon!

Race Results

Results will be available online on Race Day Timing. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each distance (no age category awards).

Canadian Mountain Running Qualifying Series

This race is part of the 2020 Canadian Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series.                 

Finishing in the top 5 in your age group in two races in the qualifying series, including this race, will allow you to be eligible to enter for the 2021 Canadian Mountain Running Championships.                                                                                          

For more information about the 2020 Canadian Mountain Running Qualifying Series Races, go to:                                                                                                   

To find out more about mountain running in Canada, go to:   


A race is only as strong as its volunteers, so thank you for supporting this years race. Volunteering with MEC is an absolute blast with lots of cheering and countless high-fives. Grab a friend and sign up today!

As a volunteer you will receive the following:

  • Access to the in-store 10% discount 
  • Endless gratitude from the run community

CLICK HERE to register as a volunteer!