Headliners 2019

Rachel Paquette Will participate in UTHC 42 Race details
  • ITRA : 649
  • Sex : Woman
  • Country : Canada

Rachel Paquette, osteopath and The North Face sponsored athlete, is known as a true lioness on the trails, excelling in both obstacle and ultra-track races. She has dominated races ranging from 50 km to 80 km, and the brand new mother (she gave birth less than a year ago) will be on the starting line at Ultra-Trail Harricana’s 42km event this year. A return to racing that will not go unnoticed!

  • 3rd fastest woman on the Spartan Race circuit in 2016
  • 1st women in 6 editions of the X-Trail d’Orford
  • 1st woman at the 2016 and 2017 The North Face Endurance Challenge Blue Mountain 50 miles
  • 1st woman at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 The North Face Endurance Challenge Bear Mountain 50 miles
Donatello Rota Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 773
  • Sex : Man
  • Country : Italy

Donatello Rota is an Italian trail runner who has loved sports ever since he was a child. Now, he’s a trail-running addict. He loves to use trail running as a means of exploring the world and meeting lots of good people.

His popular Instagram page illustrates the importance of trail running in his life and is his means of influencing people to take up running or sports. A healthy lifestyle is so important! He has a feeling that 2019 will be one of the best years of his life. 

  • 2019 Louzantrail 2019 – 44.2km : 4th
  • 2018 Orobie Ultra-Trail® – 72.3km : 5th
  • 2018 The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail – 47.9km : 6th
  • 2018 Hivernale Des Templiers – 64.8km : 3rd
Emily Hawgood Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 712
  • Sex : Woman
  • Country : Zimbabwe

Emily is a small-town farm girl from Zimbabwe, Africa. She is starting her second year of ultra-trail running with the Gauge 20 Running team, after a collegiate career at the College of Idaho in the USA. She had a fun 2018 season, finishing Top-10 in the Skyrunner World Series, raced mainly in Europe.

But also, she had success in some longer races, winning the American River 50miler in California, and the UTWT Ultra-Trail Cape Town 100km in South Africa. She is now looking forward to experiencing even more of the world, running more mountains and trails and exploring Canada!

  • 2018 Ultra-Trail Cape Town – 100 km : 1st
  • 2018 American River 50 2018 – 50 Mile : 1st
  • 2018 Pirin Ultra 2018 – Skyrace : 2nd
  • 2018 American River 50 – 50 Mile : 1st
  • 2018 Moab’s Red Hot – 55 km : 2nd
Michael Bailey Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 817
  • Sex : Man
  • Country : United States
Michael participated in a variety of team and individual sports including baseball, track and field and powerlifting. After entering the world of trail running only one year ago in 2018, Michael has seen immediate success including wins at regionally and nationally recognized races and setting multiple course records while doing so. In 2019, Michael will be competing in various Ultra-Trail World Tour races including UTHC 125k and looks forward to enjoying the wonderful race and trails that Quebec offers.
  • 1st The North Face Endurance Challenge Washington 50 Mile 2018 
  • 13th Moab Trail Marathon Championships 2018
  • 3rd Rock’n Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon 2018 
  • 1st HAT Run 50k 2018
  • 1st Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race – 60 Mile 2018
  • 1st Dahlgren Trail Half Marathon 2018
  • 2nd Tougher Mudder Central Regional Championship 2018
Anne Champagne Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 669
  • Sex : Woman
  • Country : Canada

During her younger years, 24-year-old athlete Anne Champagne trained in various sports including cross-country running, track and field and triathlons. Now an obstacle course champion, Anne is also an emerging trail running athlete. Following her impressive performance in the 55 km event at the Bromont Ultra in fall 2018 where she ranked first woman, she now hopes to advance in the discipline on an international level. Her goal for 2019 is to complete the 125 km UTHC event to then qualify for the UTMB.

  • 1st Bromont Ultra 55 km 2018 (3rd overall)
  • 1st place overall 2018 Spartan Ultra Beast 50 km 2018
  • 1st Northman Ultimate XC Saint-Donat 42 km 2018
  • 1st Spartan Race Vermont Ultra Beast 2018
  • 4th Spartan Race Ottawa Sprint
  • 1st Ultimate XC Northman Trail 42km (4th overall)
  • 2nd America’s Toughest Mudder East (13th overall)
  • 1st Northman Race Québec distance marathon (2nd overall)  
  •  2nd woman Spartan Race Ottawa Super 2018
David Kilgore Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 814
  • Sex : Man
  • Country : United-States

David Kilgore (USA) David Kilgore is a runner of all terrain from mountainous ultras to the roads and track. Raised in and from the swamps of Palm Bay, Florida and is now based out of New York City. He works as a On Rep for NYC, NJ, and PA and as Cinematographer. He also Competes for On as an athlete.  In his free time David loves outdoor activities, finding new trails, enjoying new food spots (especially doughnut shops), and being surrounded by his friends and family. Also exploring and hanging with his lady Molly.

  • 2018 Bahamas Marathon champion and CR
  • 2018 3rd USA 50K Trail championship 2018 
  • 4 x Spacecoast Marathon champion
  • 2018 Boston Marathon 47th place
  • 2018 NYC marathon 38th Place
  • 2018 Breakneck Ridge Champion
  • 2018 Orchard Street Runners BreadRoute and Trail Street Track Champion
  • 2015 6th fastest 50k in the USA
  • 2017 Spacecoast Hall of fame inductee 
  • 2 x USA Beach running champion
David Savard-Gagnon Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 770
  • Sex : Man
  • Country : Canada

David has been running ever since he was a kid. He hated taking the bus to school. When he started running, he challenged himself to get to school before the bus. He finally beat that bus many, many times!

“I ran my first marathon at 16. After 19 marathons, I decided to plunge into a new adventure: ultra-trail running and eventually the 125-km race at Harricana in 2018. I’m from Baie-Saint-Paul, and the locals call us runners “wolves.” It feels completely natural to take on this challenge on my turf, and I hope to do the pack proud!”, says David.

  • UTHC 125 km 2018 : 3rd
  • Quebec Mega Trail 70 km 2018 : 1st
  • Niagara Falls Marathon 2016: 1st
  • Rock ‘n Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon 2013: 1st
  • Rock ‘n Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon 2014 and 2015: 2nd
  • Baystate Marathon 2011: 1st
  • 2009 Marathon des Deux-Rives: 1st
Mathieu Dubé Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 736
  • Sex : Man
  • Country : Canada

Mathieu Dubé has been an endurance-sport enthusiast for nearly 25 years. He started in triathlon, and from 1996 to 2010 won several triathlons in Quebec and competed in many other international competitions. Father of three, Mathieu decided to focus solely on running over the past few years, gradually transitioning to trail running where he quickly made a name for himself.

After several remarkable performances in the 50 and 65-km distances, he’s looking to challenge himself in the ultra distances, and this year he’s chosen to take on the UTHC 125k!

  • 2018 : Quebec Mega Trail – 50 km : 1st
  • 2018 : Ultra-Trail® Harricana of Canada – 65 km : 3rd 
  • 2016 : The North Face Endurance Challenge California – 50 km : 7th
Sébastien Côté Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 589
  • Sex : Man
  • Country : Canada
After having (finally!) run the UTHC 125 in 2018, which charmed his socks off, UTHC’s President is  now aiming to finish the distance under 18 hours and to ramp up his fundraising campaign for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
As a true trail-running evangelist, he has been involved in a multitude of innovative projects that helped structure and develop the trail running discipline in Quebec.  
  • 2018 Ultra-Trail Harricana 125 km
  • The North Face Canada Team
  • Sinister 7 finisher in Alberta, Canada
  • Madeira Ultra-Trail finisher, Portugal
  • Lavaredo Ultra-Trail finisher, Italie
  • CCC finisher, UTMB France