MEC Pacific Spirit Sprint - CANCELLED

  • Date
    Sunday, 04 October, 2020
  • Time
    From 08:30 am to 11:30 am PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Langley, North Vancouver , Vancouver
  • Price
  • Address
    University Hill Elementary
    5395 Chancellor Blvd
    Vancouver, BC

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 / 9K

Fly through deep forests on fun trails. The Pacific Spirit Sprint is the only race that happens in this fern-filled park - and it happens to be an awesome one. Expect challenging climbs, fun and flowy singletrack, and wide trails built for speed. 

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






Early Bird

Until Jan 31 at 11:59pm


Until Oct 1 at 8:30pm


Until Oct 3 at 4:00pm

Race Day

From 7:00am to 8:00am

5K $15 $20 $20 $30
9K $15 $20 $20 $30

Note: This race has a registration cap of 750 runners. Sign up early before it sells out!


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


Distance Elevation Start Time Aid Stations Cut-off Time
5K 143m 8:45am 1 N/A
9K 245m 8:30am 2 N/A

Please note: there are stairs, narrow gates, and single track sections on both routes. This race is not suitable for strollers.

This trail is open to the public at all times. Runners will be sent out in five minute waves to avoid over-crowding. Start times listed above reflect the first wave. Waves will be self-seeded; any runners competing for a medal should place themselves in the first wave.

Select your distance below for route maps & more info:



Distance changes will be available online until 8:30am PST on Friday, October 2, 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.


Location Date Time

MEC Vancouver

101 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver

Friday, Oct 2 

Saturday, Oct 3



MEC North Vancouver

212 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver

Friday, Oct 2 

Saturday, Oct 3



MEC Langley

6121 200 St #1, Langley

Friday, Oct 2 

Saturday, Oct 3



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

The race will be starting and finishing at University Hill Elementary school.  Our event site will be located on the field next to the trail entrance, on the north side of the field next to the school.


There will be very limited parking at the school, which will fill before 8:00am. Please plan ahead and arrive early. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated. There are many parking spots at Spanish Banks and nearby residential areas, and you can easily walk/jog to the event site by using the trail system, about a 1.5K distance away. Please be respectful of parking laws and of local residents!

Bike racks are available at University Hill Elementary - please be sure to bring your bike lock.

How To Get There

This venue is accessible by public transportation. Please remember to plan your route ahead, as Translink operates on their Sunday schedule the day of the race.  We recommend using Translink's Trip Planner to help you find a suitable route!

Here are some suggestions if you are coming from Vancouver:

  • Use #44 UBC Bus

    • Depart Waterfront Station and catch #14 UBC bus at WB w Hastings St FS Richards St

      • Ride for 28 mins and arrive at WB University Blvd at Acadia Rd.  Event site is a 1.2 km walk from the bus stop.

  • Use Canada Line Skytrain and #99 Bus

    • Depart Waterfront Station on the Canada Line, to Broadway-City Hall

    • Catch the #99 Bus WB w Broadway FS Cambie St, ride for 19 minutes and arrive at UBC Exchange (Unloading Only).  Event site is a 1.3 km walk from the bus stop.

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 during bib pick-up
  • Endless gratitude from the run community

CLICK HERE to register as a volunteer!