MEC isn’t just about the trails, people. MEC has road and trail races right across the country, not to mention events, run clubs and training clinics. MEC Edmonton’s road race series kicks off on April 14 at 10:00 a.m. with your choice of 5K, 10K or 15K races at Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park.  And the price is right–only $20 if you sign up online before race day (or $30 cash-only on the day of). What better way to welcome spring?

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Here’s an even better idea: sign up for all four races, moving up in distance each time. 

Race two is on Saturday, May 11 at Terwillegar Recreation Centre, near Mother Margaret Mary School, and includes the 5K/10K/15K distances plus a half-marathon. 

Race three is Sunday, June 9 at Foote Field, in the Saville Center Complex, west of the LRT station, with 5K/10K/15K/half-marathon distances.

Race four is Sunday, September 8 at Lions Park,  with 5K/10K/15K/half-marathon and a scenic full marathon in the river valley.

Click here to sign up for one or more races.

Trail series

MEC Edmonton also offers a three-race trail series, starting with Laurier Park on Sunday, May 5 (5K/10K).

Race two is Saturday, June 29 at Sunridge (5K/10K/15K).

Race three is Sunday, September 15 at Whitemud Park (5K/10K/15K/21K).

Click here to register for the trail races or series.

Running clinics

MEC Edmonton and MEC Edmonton South offer a variety of clinics and events for road and trail runners, from Walk to 5K on April 3 (no running experience required) to Run a Faster 10K over 10 weeks, with spring, summer and fall sessions or Transition to Trail over five weeks (spring, summer and fall sessions).

MEC offers road races, trail races and clinics at various stores across Canada. 


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