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MOMENTUM TECHNOLOGIES IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE
28 KM EVENT

A BREATHTAKING VIEW OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AWAITS AS RUNNERS REACH THE SUMMIT OF MONT GRAND-FONDS

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This event takes place on a fast-paced course starting with the ascent of Mont Grand-Fonds leading onto the Orignac trail toward La Montagne Noire. We’ll be waiting for you at the finish line.

  • 28 km – 1,000 meters of elevation gain (17  miles – 3200ft of ascension)
  • Linear trail
  • Race starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning 
  • Maximum of 400 athletes
  • Maximum race time: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Elite race time: 2 hours
  • Refreshment stations: 2

The race kicks off with the ascent of Mont Grand-Fonds for a little over 300 meters, are you up for such an explosive start? This course is challenging and diverse in nature, some of its legs can be completed rather fast while others are extremely technical (you might as well feel as if you’re dancing sometimes). There are 3 refreshment stations (one liquid refreshment station and two full refreshment stations).

Runners’ Code

  • Semi-autonomy is a requirement.
  • Make sure that you carry adequate equipment.
  • You are required to provide assistance to any runner in danger.
  • Spirit of cooperation is a requirement.

General Rules

  • You are NOT allowed to use trekking poles.
  • Your race bib must be worn on the chest or stomach and be visible at all times.
  • Always remain on the marked course.
  • Trash must be disposed of at any of the refreshment stations or kept on you.
  • It is forbidden to use earphones, iPods, radios, mp3 players, etc.
  • Animals are not allowed.

Pace chart and map

UTHC2016-Athletes Guide-5-10-28km-EN.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro DC_001634

Course description

Start to 26 km
Difficulty level: Very hard
Steep climb of 2 km up a downhill ski trail with 300 meters of elevation gain

26 km to 21 km
Difficulty level: Hard
Quad trail, technical in some areas with large round stones

21 km to 18.5 km
Difficulty level: Easy
Very wide rideable road, be mindful of trucks and other vehicles! Sharp descent.

18.5 km to 16.5 km
Difficulty level: Very hard
Very narrow, technical, dance-like leg (rocks, stones and roots). This section of the race will take you in dense forest so you won’t get much acceleration going.

16.5 km to 15.5 km
Difficulty level: Easy
Fast-paced quad trail

15.5 km to 12 km
Difficulty level: Very hard
Single, ascending track up La Montagne Noire facing Mont Grand-Fonds

12 km to 9 km
Difficulty level: Easy
Superb lichen trail

9 km to 8 km
Difficulty level: Easy
Very wide rideable road, be mindful of trucks and other vehicles! Sharp descent.

8 km to 6 km
Difficulty level: Hard
Former quad trail reopened with a view of Mont Grand-Fonds.

6 km to 4 km
Difficulty level: Easy
Very wide rideable road, be mindful of trucks and other vehicles! Sharp descent.

4 km to 2 km
Difficulty level: Easy
Wide, fast-paced cross-country ski trail (descending slope). Muddy and swampy in some areas.

2 km to finish line
Difficulty level: Easy
Very wide rideable road, be mindful of trucks and other vehicles! Sharp descent.

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