125km
4000m D+

Start Saturday 4:00 AM
Distance 122km
Elevation +3900m / -4200m
Cut-off time 24h15
Stations 10
Course Linear

Course details

Pace chart

125km

Cut-off time

Stages Stations Next aid station First athlete
(page: 6 min 30 per km)
Estimated time of passage
Last athlete
(pace: 11 min 50 per km)
Estimated time of passage
Start Zec des Martres 15 km
15 km Mont du lac à l'Empêche 11.5 km 5:37 6:57
26.5 km Water station Morios 8.1 km 6:52 9:13
34.6 km Marmotte 16.1 km 7:44 10:49
50.7 km Chouette 10.1 km 9:29 14:00
60.8 km SEPAQ Hautes-Gorges (drop bag) 6.6 km 10:35 16:00
67.4 km Water Station Geai bleu 15.5 km 11:18 17:17
82.9 km Coyote 18.5 km 12:58 20:21
101.4 km Épervier 6.8 km 14:59 23:59
108.2 km Split BMR 7.3 km 15:43 1:20
115.5 km Montagne Noire 7 km 16:30 2:46
Arrival Mont Grand-Fonds 0 17:19 4:15
Total 13h19 24h15
Athlete's Guide

In order for you to know everything about your race and to better prepare yourself, we have gathered all the important information in one simple guide.

You will find information about:

  • the services available at the aid stations
  • information for your support crew
  • dropbags
  • on-site activities 
  • and more!
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 moyen 3°C
  • Maximum moyen 15°C
  • Sunrise: 5 h 15
  • Sunset: 18 h 08
Required Equipment

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.

Mandatory Equipment
  • Minimum of 1 litre water supply
  • Food supply
  • Whistle
  • Working headlight with a set of backup batteries
  • Survival blanket, with minimum dimensions of 1,40m x 2m
  • Jacket with hood that can support bad weather
  • Gloves and hat (tuque)
  • Baseball cap or bandana
  • Glass or goblet (aid stations do not have glasses)
Suggested Equipment
  • Course map
  • EpiPen (For severe allergic reactions)
  • Bear bell
  • Cell phone
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.

Using the ONDAGO app, you can use your smartphone to navigate the different interactive maps of the UTHC. Even without cellular reception, you can see where you are along the race course of your choice as the application uses only your phone’s GPS. However, you must download the course maps BEFORE heading out to areas with poor cellular reception.

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Free Training Programs

United for Sports offer you free training programs of the 10K, 28K, 65K, 80K and 125K.

Realized by high-level athletes with experience in coaching, the programs are tailored to the course, distance and level of experience of the participants. The training programs of each event are therefore unique: they reflect the experience of each of the athletes and exceptional teamwork.

Download your free training program

Health and Doping

Événements Harricana has decided to set up the QUARTZ Event program to help protect your health and to contribute to doping-free sport. The program has neither the vocation nor the competence to replace anti-doping rules, but aims to enhance medical supervision before and during the competition.

The only source of information for the medical team regarding your state of health will be via the QUARTZ program. It is therefore very important to create an account to to signal any particular health conditions.

The QUARTZ Event program is carried out in collaboration with the International Trail Running Association (ITRA), Athletes for Transparency association (AFT) and Ultra Sports Science Foundation (USS); it is managed by a Health Commission composed solely of doctors. The Health Commission can go so far as to suggest to the race direction that a participant should be excluded from competition for health reasons.

Create a health space

Terms and Rules
  • The Ultra-Trail Harricana (UTHC) has a zero tolerance policy for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). The UTHC reserves the right to require drug tests after the competition for all performance enhancing drugs on the World Anti-doping Agency’s list;
  • 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;
  • Always pick up your trash and dispose of it at the appropriate areas of the aid stations;
  • Poles are allowed for distances of 42km and over;
  • Cutoff times must be respected to avoid elimination;
  • Mandatory equipment must be worn or carried at all times.

Download the Terms and Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our FAQ webpage to find many answers to your questions

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Onsite Services

After the race, athletes will be offered a free gourmet meal featuring organic foods from the Charlevoix region. A vegetarian meal will also be available.

Runners will be offered an excellent beer from the Microbrasserie Charlevoix or a refreshing glass of PUR Kombucha.

There will be a massage service onsite operated by Amelie Gauthier massothérapeute as well as physiotherapy services from PMP Physiotherapy. There will also be four small showers with hot water available.

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Menu of the Aid stations

All details about the menu of the different aid stations will be announced very soon.

Dropbags

Only the athletes running the 125km event have access to a drop bag service during the race.

A “The North Face” bag will be given to you when you pick up your bib. You must clearly identify your TNF drop bag. The morning of the race, when you exit the shuttle bus, you will be able to leave the bag, identified with your name and bib number. This drop bag will also be your finish bag so you should pack a towel and change of clothes. You should also pack enough clothes and equipment to spend a second night on the course. The drop bags will be available to you at the race’s mid-point, the Parc des Hautes-Gorges aid station, and at the finish at the Mont Grand-Fonds ski area

Support Crew

The role of the support crew is to provide comfort, aid, equipment and food to its runner.

Support crews are only permitted at the Parc des Hautes-Gorges and Split-BMR aid stations. To get to the Parc des Hautes-Gorges aid station, simply go to the main pavilion of the Parc National des Hautes-Gorges de la Rivière Malbaie, operated by the SEPAQ.

The Split-BMR aid station must be accessed on foot from the Mont Grand-Fonds ski area. The station is about a 6km walk from the finish area.

Map to go to the Hautes-Gorges station

Map to go to the SPLIT BMR

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Transportation to the Start

To know how to get to the start, please read the page

Transportation to the Start

Event Color Number

Timing chips will be stuck to the bib. Your bib must be worn on the front of the body, always visible and on top of the outermost layer of clothing. If you choose to accompany your child on the short distances (when permitted), you must remove your bib to do so. 

  • 125km Sienna brown 1-199
  • 80km Orchid Purple 8001-8500
  • 65km Yellow 6001-6500
  • 28km Turquoise 2001-2999
  • 10km Coral 1001-1500
  • 5km Desjardins green 5001-5500
  • 2km The MEC Grand-Fonds Uphill Race light green 200-499
  • 1km Cyan blue 500-999
  • Bénévoles The North Face red
Dropping out and Getting Back

Should you choose to drop out of the race, or be required to end the race for medical reasons, it is important to signal your abandonment to the nearest aid station captain or to a first aider.

It is prohibited to quit the race and leave the course without signaling your abandonment to a member of the UTHC organisation. Every person abandoning the race must ensure that the race director has taken note of his bib number.

The bib numbers of the racers having abandoned will then be sent to the timing and results team. Once an athlete has signaled his desire to abandon the race, he will be taken in charge by the UTHC team to ensure he will be returned to the Mont Grand-Fonds event area.

Since many of the aid stations are difficult to reach, we ask that you be patient while transportation is arranged. This process can take some time and you may have to wait several minutes before being transported back to the Mont Grand-Fonds.

Timing and Online Results

Timing for all events is done by Sportstats. The results will be available live online. You can go to their website to see the results. Athletes and spectators can also follow the racers on this website. You can program live updates of your Twitter feed or Facebook wall through the Sportstats website.

After the race, you can also download your participation certificate through the Sportstats website. Your family and friends can follow your progress in realtime at those locations:

  • Mont du Lac-à-l’Empêche
  • Station d’eau Morios
  • Hautes Gorges
  • Coyote
  • Epervier
  • Slit BMR
Trail Markings

There will be pink flags every 250m and mileposts every kilometer, counting down the number of kilometers left.

Prohibited sections or passages will be marked with orange paint on the ground.