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  • Date
    Sunday, 01 February, 2015
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 12:00 pm PST
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
  • Address
    Devonian Harbour Park - Organized by MEC Vancouver
    130 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC

The Rust Buster

The MEC Vancouver Race Series returns for another season with seven affordable running races in Vancouver, Richmond, Coquitlam and UBC.

Join us for our first run of 2015 on February 1st in Downtown Vancouver. This race is aimed at all those whose new year’s resolutions include getting active and healthy. We simply call it: The Rust Buster! For only $15 you can choose between a 5K or 10K race from Devonian Harbour Park, along the beautiful Stanley Park Seawall in Downtown Vancouver. In addition to a professional chip time, a measured route and a real race atmosphere, participants will receive complimentary coffee, bananas and recovery snacks.

We are thrilled to have the continued support and partnership of Trio Sport Events to provide chip timing for the entire MEC Vancouver Race Series 2015.


Please choose from one of the following options to sign up for this race:

  • Register online below for only $15 before January 30th, 2015

  • Register in-store at MEC Vancouver for $15 before January 31st, 2015
  • Last minute Race Day registration for $20 at 8:00am-8:30am on February 1st, 2015 at the Start/Finish Registration Tent

Race package pick up

  • In-Store - Saturday, January 31st from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the MEC Vancouver Store Entrance
  • Race Day- You can pick up from 7:45am-8:30am at the race

Pre-Race Details

Start/Finish Location

Devonian Park at Stanley Park. Right at the corner of Denman Street and Georgia Street.


Impark pay parking adjacent to Devonian Harbour Park and Race Site. IT IS A PAY PARKING LOT. There is additional street parking along Denman and Georgia.

Bags/Gear Storage

We do NOT have a secure bag check however we will have several bins by our registration tents to store your belongings. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGED, LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.  

Course Details

From the start/finish, runners travel along the scenic sea wall in Stanley Park. The 5K runners will take a left turn into Stanley Park and follow the marked route past the Aquarium back to the start/finish. The 10K runners continue their race along the seawall. Once the 10K runners pass second beach they will turn left to make their way back to the start/finish area along the lost lagoon lake. This flat course will be 100% road for the 10K and a mix of 60% road, 40% trail for the 5K.  Please check the map below for details.

5K course map


10K course map

Race Start Times 

Our races are scheduled to start on time. We invite you to come early, warm up, mingle with fellow runners and enjoy a free pre-race coffee or snack. 

  • 10K starts at 8:30 am
  • 5K  starts at 9:00 am


We will provide live unofficial race results shortly after you cross the finish line. The official race results will be posted by our partners from Trio Sports Events the following 1-2 business days. You will receive an email including a link to the timing page after the race.


Medals will be given to top Male and Female finishers in each race category. We will also being offering a card voucher to a Race Participant Club Night for all our runners to come for a personalized shopping night at our MEC Vancouver store. Date & Time TBD

Race Participants Club Night

In return for running in our race, we will be extending an invitation to our Race Participant Club Night for all race participants. Anyone that participates in our race can shop at our Vancouver store location and receive a 10% discount on any product in the store on Date & Time TBDTHE CARD VOUCHER MUST BE PRESENTED TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT.

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