COVID event and race update notice
As you are aware, the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve and there is uncertainty on how things will unfold over the coming months. Along with advice from public health officials, MEC continues to monitor the situation closely and is making all decisions with the health and safety of our participants, staff and partners as our top priority. We are optimistic that Autumn events and races will proceed as planned but will update participants with any further developments.
Rad run community. Sweet scenic views. And a runner’s high you’ll remember for years. Find start lines across Canada to put your personal best to the test.
Big White Ultra
We have had to make difficult decisions around our events program in order to support the needs of our business, while also keeping the realities of the future community landscape in mind. We are working hard to reschedule the MEC High Point Big White Ultra race, as we are not confident that it will be safe to convene our racers by July. At this time, we do not have a new race date locked down, but we will keep you informed.
Location: Big White Ski Resort
Choose your mountain challenge. With lots of distances up for grabs, you get to decide just how far to go. One thing all trail distances have in common? Each one heads straight up a ski run to get your thighs buzzing.
Pacific Spirit Sprint
Location: Pacific Spirit Park, Vancouver
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Fly through deep forests on fun trails. The Pacific Spirit Sprint is the only race that happens in this fern-filled park – and it’s an awesome one. Expect challenging climbs, fun and flowy singletrack, and wide trails built for speed.
Location: Whitemud Park, Edmonton
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
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.
We have had to make difficult decisions around our events program in order to support the needs of our business, while also keeping the realities of the future community landscape in mind. We have decided to reschedule our MEC High Point Kortright Krusher race to September 27th, as we are not confident that it will be safe to convene our racers by July.
Location: Kortright Conservation Area
Date: Sunday September 27, 2020
Get your heart pumping at Kortright. Choose from two satisfying singletrack routes with awesome views of the river, and rip through forest trails in search of your next personal best.
Gatineau Park Ultra - Cancelled
We have had to make difficult decisions around our events program in order to support the needs of our business, while also keeping the realities of the future community landscape in mind. Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel our MEC High Point Gatineau Ultra race. At this time we are not confident that it will be safe to convene our racers by summer. We have explored rescheduling the race and at this time it is not possible. We hope to bring back the MEC High Point Gatineau Ultra in 2021. Please know that this decision was not made lightly, and our hearts are with our running community through these difficult times.
Distances: 3K, 11K, 20K, 30K, 50K
Location: Camp Fortune, Chelsea, QC
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
New trail runner? Experienced trail runner? There’s a challenge with your name on it in Gatineau Park. Expect excellent singletrack, tough climbs (you got this), and a fun vibe at the foot of the mountain for your crew. Named one of Canada’s must-run trail races by Canadian Running.
Marathon du Mont-Royal
Distances: 5K, 10K, 20K, 42K and 1.5K for kids
Location: Mount Royal Park, Montreal
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
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 CPAWS Quebec.