MEC’s Edmonton Race Series opens April 14

March 24th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

MEC Edmonton has four road races and three trail races lined up for 2019


Jim Willett to tackle North America’s two oldest races–plus the distance in between

February 25th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Jim Willett will run Around the Bay, then run 875K to Boston in time to compete in the marathon


MEC trail video series: Mastering proper trail running technique

May 9th, 2018 by Dan Way | Posted in Running videos, Trail Running | 1 Comment »

Trail running requires a unique combination of skills and technique. We chat with MEC ambassador Jim Willet who helps break down the basics


Nine early-season Canadian trail races for 2018

April 19th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

These events kick off the trail running season, from Quebec’s Eastern Townships to B.C.’s Okanagan Valley


Running Room dumps CamelBak products due to weapons ties

March 1st, 2018 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in The Scene | 1 Comment »

The popular chain in Canada and the United States drops Camelbak products due to its ties with Vista Outdoor Inc.


MEC drops brands associated with assault weapons manufacturer

March 1st, 2018 by Canadian Running | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Five brands owned by Vista Outdoor Inc. will no longer be available at Mountain Equipment Co-op


The complete MEC trail video series

September 15th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Running videos, Trail Running | No Comments »

Watch and rewatch all the episodes in this five-part MEC Trail Video Series on all things trail running


MEC trail video series: Need-to-know points for your trail race prep

September 8th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Running videos, Trail Running | No Comments »

Tune in to watch our segment on getting all set for your trail race


MEC trail video series: Planning and executing an all-day trail running adventure

August 28th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Running videos, Trail Running | No Comments »

We catch up with Chris Chapman of MEC Ottawa who outlines how to plan and prepare for an all-day or multi-day trail adventure


MEC trail video series: Essential trail running gear and apparel

August 10th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

In this MEC trail video, Canadian Running heads to MEC North York to get equipped with essential trail running gear and apparel


MEC trail video series: An introduction to trail running

August 2nd, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Our Race Guide editor, Dan Way, was joined by Nat Korol, Salomon ambassador and trail runner. Together they introduce some of the basics of hitting the trails.


Top Canadian running brands to outfit your run

June 29th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Canada 150, Running Gear | No Comments »

These uniquely Canadian brands can help keep you running strong and free in Canada’s true north