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42 km - 1400M D+

A LINEAR COURSE, AUTHENTIC AND PHYSICAL DEEP IN CANADA'S BACKCOUNTRY

The 42km is offered for the very first time at Harricana. The course strikes a balance between speed and technicality, a perfect challenge for those who want to try out a long distance for the first time. 

  • 43,9km– 1’400 m elevation gain (27 miles – 4600ft of ascension)
  • Linear route
  • Shuttle bus leaves at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday morning from mont Grand-Fonds ski resort
  • Race start: 8 a.m. Saturday
  • Maximum race time: 7 hours, 40 minutes
  • Elite race time: 3 hours, 25 minutes
  • Aid stations: 4
  • Pacers not permitted
  • Drop bags: you will have the possibility to leave a bag in the shuttle bus that will bring you to the starting line. The bags will wait for you at the Mont Grand-Fonds for your arrival.
  • Support crew not permitted 

To take part in these events, some basic materials and equipment are mandatory.  However, it is important to note that the mandatory equipment is considered the absolute minimum required and that each athlete should adapt the contents of their bags to their own needs and capacities.  Furthermore, the UTHC events are semi-autonomous.  Semi-autonomy is defined as the capacity to be autonomous between two aid stations with respects to food, water, equipment and security.  You should be able to adapt to any situation you could face between two aid stations, with the equipment you carry with you.

Mandatory equipment

  • Minimum of 1 litre water supply
  • Food supply
  • Whistle
  • Survival blanket, with minimum dimensions of 1,40m x 2m
  • Glass or goblet (aid stations do not have glasses)
  • Gloves 
  • Jacket with hood that can support bad weather

Suggested equipment

  • Hat
  • Course map (you can download it on Ondago and use it without Internet access)
  • EpiPen (For severe allergic reactions)
  • Bear bell
  • Cell phone: Although there is no reliable service along most courses, the athlete can carry his phone with him.  Text messages can be transmitted, depending on location. 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Ensure your bib is worn on the front of the body and is visible at all times;
  • always remain on the marked trail;
  • pacers are not allowed (except for the 80km event);
  • always pick up your trash and dispose of it at the appropriate areas of the aid stations;
  • cutoff times must be respected to avoid elimination;
  • mandatory equipment must be worn or carried at all times.

WEATHER

Charlevoix’s climate is cold and humid in September.  Furthermore, temperatures and precipitations can be extremely cold in the fall.  It is therefore important to be vigilant to the risks of hypothermia.

Seasonal averages: Minimum 3°C / Maximum 15°C

Sunrise : 5h15

Sunset : 18h08

Please visit Environnement Canada website for the forecast at La Malbaie

CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Be semi-autonomous;
  • wear the appopriate clothing and equipment;
  • at all times, help a runner in need;
  • respect nature and its wildlife;
  • be a good sport.

 

pace chart EN 2 juin 2017

 

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