MEC Marathon du Mont-Royal - CANCELLED

  • Date
    Saturday, 24 October, 2020
  • Time
    From 08:00 am to 04:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Laval, Longueuil, Montreal
  • Price
  • Address
    Lac aux Castors, Mont-Royal
    2000 Chemin Remembrance
    Montréal, QC

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.

1.5K / 5K / 10K / 20K / 42K

The only marathon on Mount Royal, and lots of other distances for anyone who’s got big (but not quite marathon-big) goals in mind. Soak in pretty views and fall scenery on loops through the park. Easy to access by transit and co-organized with Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Quebec)

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 21 at 11:59 pm

Until Oct 23 at 5:00pm
Race Day

Not Available
1.5K $15 $20  $20  N/A
5K $15 $20  $20  N/A
10K $15  $20  $20  N/A
20K $20  $25  $25  N/A
42K $30 $35  $35  N/A

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

For group registration or more info:


What's included?

  • 10% off in-store purchases during package pick-up
  • Chip 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
1.5K +43  m 11:30 am TBD N/A
5K +303 m 10:10 am TBD N/A
10K +568 m 10:00 am TBD N/A
20K +568 m 9:45 am TBD N/A
42K +835m 7:00 am TBD 3:15 pm**
*Runners will be sent out in waves three minutes apart to avoid over-crowding, start times reflect the first wave
**All 42 km runners must complete the race under the 6 hour cut-off time. If a runner has not completed 2 out of 3 of the 14 km loops before 1:15 pm, they won't be allowed to continue the race


Select your distance below for route maps & more info:




Distance changes will be available online until 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. We will not accept any race day distance changes. 

If you move down in distance you will not be refunded the price difference.

CLICK HERE to request a race distance change.


Location Date Time

MEC Montréal (Marché Central)

8989 Boulevard de l'Acadie, Montréal 

Thursday, Oct 22 

Friday, Oct 23



MEC Longueuil

4869 Taschereau Boulevard, Longueuil

Thursday, Oct 22 

Friday, Oct 23



MEC Laval

2615 Boulevard Daniel-Johnson, Laval

Thursday, Oct 22 

Friday, Oct 23



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

Lac aux Castors

2000 Chemin Remembrance, Montreal, H3H 1X2

Reception is at the big tent on the edge of the lake.


Paid parking is available near reception, but spots are limited. Get parking rates and info.

How to Get There

We recommend using public transit:

From the Côte-des-Neiges station

  • Take Bus 165 Côte-des-Neiges South, to Côte-des-Neiges/Remembrance
  • Walk on Côte-des-Neiges towards the South. Turn left on Remembrance
  • Walk to 2000, Ch. Remembrance (Montreal).

From the Guy-Concordia station

  • Take Bus 165 Côte-des-Neiges North, to Côte-des-Neiges/ Remembrance
  • Walk on Côte-des-Neiges towards the West. Turn right on Remembrance
  • Walk to 2000, Ch. Remembrance (Montreal).

To arrive by car, refer to these directions to the Lac-aux-Castors Pavilion.

Pre-Race Warm-Ups

Elite athletes from the United for Sport foundation will host a group warm up to help you get prepared for the race. Take advantage of their pro-level advice to improve your race efficiency. All experience levels are welcome.

8:30am 42K Warm-up (20-25mins)

9:15am 5K/10K/20K Warm-up (20-25mins)

11:15am 1.5K Warm-up games (20-25mins)


In an effort to reduce our environmental impact, the 20K and 42K will be cup-free!

Help us keep our races green by bringing your own water bottle, wearing a hydration vest, or bringing your reusable cup

Race Results

Watch results live at the finish line. A Sportstats kiosk near the finish line will also show details of the race in real time. Official results will be published at

Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female athletes for each distance (no prizes for age categories).

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 package pick-up
  • Endless gratitude from the run community

CLICK HERE to register as a volunteer!


CPAWS Quebec

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Quebec) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of nature. CPAWS Quebec is working to create a network of protected areas throughout the province, to ensure the long-term protection of the boreal forest, the Far North, the St. Lawrence and the ecosystems that shelter our endangered species. We also ensure the proper management of existing protected areas. More information can be found at

By presenting this sporting event in one of Montréal's most important urban parks, we wish to make participants and citizens aware of the need to protect Quebec's natural environment. By partnering with MEC, we also wish to promote the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits and encourage outdoor physical activity.