The Ultra-Trail Harricana came about through the work of many partners whose synergy and networking have gone far toward building the event’s vitality and impact.

The many people involved come from all kinds of industries to provide funding, products or services or to share their resources. They are absolutely essential to the event’s success.

Thank you for being on the team and playing a part in spreading and developing trail and ultra-trail running in Quebec while also supporting our fundraising efforts for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Main Partners
The North Face

Sometimes we run to get away from our everyday and to be one with the outdoors and its surroundings. It’s not often we get the chance to run in an region designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO — thanks to the countless hours put in by the race volunteers and organizers, and the support from the community of Charlevoix, we once again have the opportunity to run in one of the most serene landscapes the province of Quebec has to offer.

On behalf of The North Face Canada, thank you for participating in this year’s fifth edition of Ultra-Trail Harricana and giving back to a great cause — to raise funds and awareness for The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and for the 100,000 Canadians living with MS. Best of luck on race day and don’t forget to take a bit of time to soak up the views that La Malbaie has to offer while you’re out on the trails

Tourisme Charlevoix

Charlevoix Regional Tourist Association, better known as Tourisme Charlevoix, is a non-profit organisation created in 1975. It is the only organisation recognised by Tourisme Québec (Québec’s Ministry of Tourism) to represent the regions’s stakeholders and defend issues dear to the tourism industry. The association is very proactive and sits on several committees.

In synergy with our members and partners, we have the mission to promote Charlevoix’s tourism industry encouraging economic, human and sustainable development. Our vision: positioning the Charlevoix region as an exceptional destination renowned for its uniqueness and warmth.

Gouvernement du Québec

The goal of Quebec’s tourism ministry is to support the development and promotion of tourism in the province, by encouraging discussion and partnership among the actors involved in that development and promotion, with a view to creating jobs, economic prosperity and sustainable development.

La Malbaie

La Ville de La Malbaie est toujours très fière de recevoir l’évènement Ultra-Trail Harricana sur son territoire en partenariat avec le Mont Grand-Fonds.
Cet évènement permet de promouvoir la santé et le dépassement de soi tout en sensibilisant les gens à différentes causes sociales.
Un succès semblable ne peut que susciter l’admiration de la population. Bravo et merci de nous faire découvrir une belle discipline sportive accessible qui nous permet d’être témoin du dépassement de soi à son meilleur.

MRC de Charlevoix

A regional county municipality (RCM) encompasses all the municipalities in a home territory forming an administrative unit known as a municipality under the Municipal Code of Québec, incorporated by letters patent issued by the government. The RCMs are privileged forums for discussion of critical issues of concern to elected municipal officials like land use and economic and social development.

The Charlevoix-East CRM strives to ensure balanced land-development planning and support social and economic development initiatives, which is addressed by Mission développement Charlevoix that helps companies get started, expand and transfer ownership.


Founded in 1989, OPTEL is now a multinational, leading global provider of traceability systems practicing responsible human capitalism. The company’s mission is to use its innovative technologies to help create a better world. Namely, its renowned solutions ensure the quality of consumer health products and help stop counterfeiting of pharmaceuticals and medical devices throughout the world.

Based in Canada with additional facilities in Ireland, India, and Brazil, as well as employees worldwide, OPTEL has expanded significantly in the past few years in order to meet growing industry needs and to support its humanitarian values. OPTEL is also a Certified B Corporation.


Distances+ is Quebec’s very own trail-running and outdoors magazine. From Quebec’s steep mountains to the most sought-after peaks around the world, we follow athletes on their track to self-improvement. With a passion for the outdoors, we also explore the multiple facets of an active lifestyle on a human scale, as it plays out countrywide.

As an independent media, Distances+ does not depend on private, promotional or interest group considerations. We apply all due norms of good journalistic practices recognized by the industry. Follow us for a good dose of adrenaline!

Accès Conseil

Having an insurance premium is good. Having a good premium, that’s even better! AccèsConseil is your prime insurance reference; a team of expert brokers that will help you get the right premium that suits your needs. We have a specialised knowledge of the market, and the solutions you need on our fingertips, and we know how to effectively communicate it all to you in the right, simplest words.

With us, your broker will be your best ally, offering counsel at each and every step of your life, supporting you whenever a claim arises. AccèsConseil proposes an array of insurance solutions, envisioned to fit every need of your enterprise. Is there something more reassuring than a team of dedicated experts on your team?


Everything in Compressport is about passion…
Passion in training, Passion for extreme races, Passion to push the limits. Passion goes along with deep respect for YOU, professional athletes that lead the way in performance and age group athletes who are out there every day juggling between their family & work commitments and their passion for sport.
Passion for the quest of the perfect product…Always looking for more improvement, more preciseness, more exclusivity.


The Caisse Desjardins de Charlevoix-Est cooperative is pleased to partner with the vibrant Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada team. Desjardins supports good lifestyle habits and healthy choices. We invite you to participate in the many activities for children, adults and the whole family.
With the great feeling of having had a hand in an event linked with sustainable development in our fantastic region, we wish you all the best.
Congratulations to all for your immense investment of time and energy!

Xact Nutrition

Xact Nutrition started from a vision; how do we offer an alternative to generic sports nutrition, something that will not negotiate on its energetic profile, natural ingredients and a palatable taste, as well as an uncompromising texture and mouthfeel. Xact Nutrition was born from the union of our skills, but also our passions. The original three founders have and a passion for job well done, and each and everyone of them brings to the enterprise unique skills and perspectives.

Fédération québécoise d’athlétisme

The FQA strives to develop, lead and promote the practice of athletics throughout the province of Québec, offering an all-encompassing experience, from initiation to a wide spectrum of sports, to recreation, competitions and high-level performance events.

The FQA manages a number of programs. It notably oversees the application of rules for the recognition of high-level athletic activities and accomplishments, offering its members access to a number of advantages including the tax credit for high-level athletes, and the Cours-Saute-Lance-Roule initiation program, which seeks to introduce youth to athletics.

Horizon Charlevoix

Horizon Charlevoix was created in 2012 as a non-profit organization for the promotion of sports and outdoors activities for youth under 20 years old. Their support also goes to assist youth that compete at national or international level outdoors sports that are practiced in the region of Charlevoix. One of their central objectives is to provide a monetary or organisational support for outdoors and sports event in the region.

Microbrasserie de Charlevoix

It is at the very heart of Baie-St-Paul that are brewed the region’s celebrated Belgian-inspired beers “Dominus Vobiscum” Blanche, Ambrée, Double and Triple, as well as the funkier “Vache Folle” ESB and Milk Stout.

Since 1998, the Charlevoix brasseurs have let their imagination run wild, experimenting with new methods and flavours to satisfy the most demanding connoisseur, but also every specialty beer enthusiast. January 2009 saw the rejuvenation of the operations, moved to new modern and more effective installations, giving the brewery the capacity of a larger volume to follow an increasing demand.

Momentum Technologies

Proud partner of the enthusiastic and dynamic team behind The Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada since the very start of the adventure, Momentum Technologies is very pleased to continue encouraging this growing event in its promotion of physical activity and good health. As a socially involved company, we fully support this race that encourages personal improvement for a cause: to raise funds for the MS Society of Canada. Long life to the UTHC!


You can have fun while doing good: let’s end MS! For the seventh year in a row, the MS Society of Canada is proud to partner with Événements Harricana. All the money you raise enables us to continue funding research and providing services to the 20,000 Quebeckers with MS.

“I started the Harricana project with my sister, Geneviève Boivin, and Sébastien Côté, a friend, to support research on multiple sclerosis (MS), which I have myself”, says Sébastien Boivin, spokesperson. “I was really impressed by the generosity of the people who donated to support the cause. Thank you for your help it’s truly appreciated!”.

Every cent will help to find a cure and build a future without MS. Thank you! 


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