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MEC Racing Series

Postby Nicholas » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:12 pm

I just posted the following link in our Resources/Links List/Event Calendar for the MEC Event Calendar. If you are looking for a good, cheap race...you can follow the link and click on the various event filters on the left to find out what is happening. The races in the MEC Race series are only $15 to enter but the calendar does list other events and some of them are listed as Free. That is not true. You'll have to go to each race site to get the entry fee schedule.
http://events.mec.ca/find-an-event
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Postby HCcD » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:13 pm

Nice little event ... course is actually pretty d@rn accurate ...

And, this year, they will be chip-timed ... :)
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Re: MEC Racing Series

Postby ABXF » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:36 pm

There's a m@ry ... :AR!

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Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:08 pm

I've been looking at these for a while but haven't been able to make one work yet. Definitely want to though, they look great.

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Re: MEC Racing Series

Postby jonovision_man » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:51 am

Nick wrote:I just posted the following link in our Resources/Links List/Event Calendar for the MEC Event Calendar. If you are looking for a good, cheap race...you can follow the link and click on the various event filters on the left to find out what is happening. The races in the MEC Race series are only $15 to enter but the calendar does list other events and some of them are listed as Free. That is not true. You'll have to go to each race site to get the entry fee schedule.
http://events.mec.ca/find-an-event


This link from their home page just gets their own races:
http://events.mec.ca/find-an-event/MEC? ... activity=1

$15 is definitely great value, did one last year, was duly impressed. Included chip timing!

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Re: MEC Racing Series

Postby dgrant » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:03 pm

I really like that they include the somewhat overlooked 15km distance.

Man, a marathon on the roads in Gatineau Park! That will be a big time challenge.

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Postby Jwolf » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:09 pm

dgrant wrote:I really like that they include the somewhat overlooked 15km distance.

Man, a marathon on the roads in Gatineau Park! That will be a big time challenge.


I really like that they often include the 15k distance too.

I don't think there are any marathons here.
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:56 pm

Just signed up for a 5K MEC race on Mar. 30th.
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Postby NMG » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:06 pm

dgrant wrote:I really like that they include the somewhat overlooked 15km distance.

Man, a marathon on the roads in Gatineau Park! That will be a big time challenge.


So I suppose that would that qualify as a "hilly" course? LOL :mrgreen: :shock:

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Postby QuickChick » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:05 am

Oh wow, that's awesome!!! I was considering doing Bread and Honey on probably the same day as race 2... and $15 fits in the mat leave budget quite a lot better. Something to think about for sure! And come to think of it... I might consider doing the 5K for the first one.
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Re: MEC Racing Series

Postby ultraslacker » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:29 am

Jwolf wrote:I don't think there are any marathons here.


there's one, in Steveston:
http://events.mec.ca/event/12346/mec-va ... onmarathon

Not sure about the route since the map only shows a 10k length, so maybe you have to repeat it. :/
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Re: MEC Racing Series

Postby HCcD » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:39 am

NMG wrote:
dgrant wrote:I really like that they include the somewhat overlooked 15km distance.

Man, a marathon on the roads in Gatineau Park! That will be a big time challenge.


So I suppose that would that qualify as a "hilly" course? LOL :mrgreen: :shock:


http://events.mec.ca/event/15151/mec-ottawa-race-7-fall-classic-marathon-half-marathon-5k-gatineau-park

Not really that hilly .. :P

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Re: MEC Racing Series

Postby Jwolf » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:44 am

ultraslacker wrote:
Jwolf wrote:I don't think there are any marathons here.


there's one, in Steveston:
http://events.mec.ca/event/12346/mec-va ... onmarathon

Not sure about the route since the map only shows a 10k length, so maybe you have to repeat it. :/


Oh cool- that's new.

The half marathon was from Garry Point Park to the Oval and back. I assume the marathon is twice out and back. I could do that.
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Re: MEC Racing Series

Postby OTTchris » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:38 am

Hi all,

Thanks for the interest in the Mountain Equipment Co-op races, I am the director if the events in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. If anyone has any questions about the events (anywhere in the country), let me know, id be happy to help out.

I feel like Ottawa is just about to defrost at last...enjoy your spring running!

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Postby Kelodie » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:38 am

I've signed up for my first ever trail running race: I'll be doing the 3K at Camp Fortune in early July as part of the MEC race series. Very excited about this beginner-friendly distance!
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