42km
1060m D+

Start Saturday 9:00 AM
Distance 42,7 km
Elevation +1223m / -1324m
Cut-off time 8h30
Stations 4
Course Linear

Race Details

Pace chart

42km

Cut-off time

Stages Stations Next aid station First athlete
(pace: 5 min 30 per km)
Estimated time of passage
Last athlete
(pace: 11 min 50 per km)
Estimated time of passage
Start ZEC du Lac au sable 2,6 km
Station #1 - 2,6 km Coyote 18,5 km 9:14:18 9:30:46
Station #2 - 21,1 km Epervier 6,8 km 10:56:03 1:09:41
Station #3 - 27,9 km Split 7,3 km 11:33:27 2:30:09 PM
Station #4 - 35,2 km Montagne noire 7,5 km 12:13:36 PM 3:56:32 PM
Arrival Mont Grand-Fonds 12:54:51 PM 5:25:17 PM
Total 3h54min51s 8h25min17s
Athlete's Guide

To know everything about your race and to better prepare yourself, we have gathered the relevant information in a single guide.

You will find information about:

  • rules
  • aid stations
  • services offered
  • onsite activities
  • site maps and races track
  • and more!

2019 to come

Weather

Charlevoix’s climate is cold and humid in September, temperature drops, and rain can be freezing. It is important to be cautious to minimize your risk of hypothermia.

Seasonal averages:

  • Minimum 3°C
  • Maximum 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 content of their bags to their needs and capacities.

Phone

Although there is no reliable service along the trail, the athlete can carry his phone with him. Text messages can be transmitted, depending on location.

You can also download the ONDAGO app on your smartphone to navigate the different interactive maps of the UTHC. Even without cellular reception, you can locate yourself on your specific race. However, you must download your race map BEFORE heading out to areas with poor cellular reception.

Download Ondago (update will be done later in 2019)

Suggested Equipment
  • Course map
  • Cell phone
  • EpiPen (For severe allergic reactions)
  • Bear bell
  • Working flashlight/headlamp
  • Trail Map
Mandatory Equipment
  • Minimum of 1 litre water supply
  • Food supply
  • Whistle
  • 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)
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 placed at the front of the body and is always visible;
  • 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 carried at all times.
Menu of the Aid stations

Details of the aid stations menu will be available in 2019.

Free Training Programs

United for Sports offers you free training programs for the 10K, 28K, 42K, 65K and 125K races.

The programs are tailored and unique to each trail race, distance and level of experience of the participants. They are created by performance athletes driven by the objective of giving back to their community.

Download your free training program (2019 will be available in the coming months).

A race energized by Xact nutrition

Xact nutrition develops products that taste great and give you exactly the right nutrients so you can enjoy your sport more.

To know more

Dropbag

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 be your finish bag so you should pack a towel and change of clothes.

Transportation to the Start

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

Transportation to the Start (2019 schedule to come)

Support crew

Due to the remoteness of the aid stations, support crews are not permitted for the 42km and 65km events.

Pacer

Pacers are only permitted for the athletes running the 80km event. 

Cutoff times

There is no official cutoffs times for the 42 km. But because the events are held deep in the backcountry, we must ensure that the safety systems in place are not compromised. At any time, the medical team on-site could require you to abandon the race should they determine your safety is at risk.

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.

EVENT COLOR NUMBER

  • 125km Sienna brown 1-199
  • 65km Yellow 6001-6500
  • 42km Orchid purple 4001-4500
  • 28km Turquoise 2001-2999
  • 10km Coral 1001-1500
  • 5km Desjardins green 5001-5500
  • 2km Light green 200-499
  • 1km Cyan blue 500-999
  • Bénévoles The North Face red
Services on the main site

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 as well as physiotherapy services. There will also be four small showers with hot water available.

See all services

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our FAQ webpage to find many answers to your questions

Go to the FAQ page

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.

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.

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:

  • Coyote
  • Epervier
  • Slit BMR