MEC Race Series: Race number three taking place at Royal Road on June 26th

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The Mountain Equipment Co-op race series, in its fourth year, has grown in popularity across Canada, especially during 2016, especially in Victoria. The growth is likely to do with the excellent organization of each race.

The MEC race series is inexpensive, offers accurately measured courses and is light on the post-race celebrations, which makes participation convenient – runners do not have to spend the bulk of their day at the race venue.

The series includes a mix of trail and road racing on accurate courses that are measured and certified accurate by official course measurer Gary Duncan (a specialized technical skill that few people possess). Duncan is the official course measurer for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, TC10K, Pioneer 8K and many other Vancouver Island races. The benefit for runners who want to improve their time from year-to-year or over specific distances is accuracy; it’s important when runners pay to race.

In a media release, Cam Miller, MEC’s National Activity Coordinator said, “In 2016, MEC will hold over 100 running races from coast to coast. Our goal is to support Canada’s running community by offering professionally run, quality races with remarkably low barriers to entry.”

Race three is coming up on Sunday June 26th at Royal Roads. “We’ve secured a new location, some great new routes, and are looking towards our highest participation to date,” Said Series Director Caitlin Brown.

Brown2_FlashFor more information on the MEC Victoria Race Series, or to register please see

For a complete listing of races across the country, please visit

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