80km
2200m D+

Start 7:00 AM
Distance 80km
Elevation +2200m / -2200m
Cut-off time 16h
Stations 7
Course Linear

Details of the race

Estimated time of passage

80km

Cut-off time

Stages Stations Next aid station First athlete
(page: 5 min 30 per km)
Estimated time of passage
Last athlete
(pace: 11 min 50 per km)
Estimated time of passage
Start Parc des Hautes-Gorges 6.6 km
6.6 km Water station Geai bleu 15.4 km 7:36 8:18
22 km Coyote 18.5 km 9:01 11:20
40.5 km Epervier 6.8 km 10:43 15:00
47.3 km Split-BMR 7.3 km 11:20 16:19
54.6 km Montagne noire 7.5 km 12:00 17:46
62.1 km Transition Zone Grand Fonds 14 km 12:41 19:14
76.1 km Split-BMR 4.8 km 13:58 22:00
Arrival Mont Grand-Fonds 14:25 22:57
Total 7h25 15h57
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
  • Survival blanket, with minimum dimensions of 1,40m x 2m
  • Jacket with hood that can support bad weather (80km +)
  • Working headlight with a set of backup batteries (80km +)
  • Gloves (80km +)
  • Glass or goblet (aid stations do not have glasses)
Suggested Equipment
  • Hat
  • Course map
  • EpiPen (For severe allergic reactions)
  • Bear bell
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.

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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 performanceenhancing 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.
Frequently Asked Questions

Read our FAQ webpage to find many answers to your questions

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Pacer

Pacers are only permitted for the athletes running the 80km event. The pacer must be officially signed in when you pick up your bib. A special pacer bib will be provided. The pacer must wear the bib on the front of his body, visible at all times. There is no fee for a pacer. The pacer must wait for the runner at the Mont Grand-Fonds transition aid station where he can provide comfort, equipment and food to the runner.

Support crew

Due to the remoteness of the aid stations, support crews are not permitted for the 65km and 80km events.

Drop bags

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.

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.