28 km
1 000m D+

Start Saturday 12:00 PM (to be confirmed)
Distance 28 km
Elevation 1 000m D+
Cut-off time 5h30
Stations 2
Course Loop

Details of the race

The race kicks off with the ascent of Mont Grand-Fonds for a little over 300 meters. Are you up for such an explosive start? This course is challenging and diverse in nature, some of its legs can be completed rather fast while others are extremely technical (you might as well feel as if you’re dancing sometimes). 

28 km - night


Cut-off time

Étapes Stations Prochain ravito Premier coureur
(vitesse de 6min 30 /km)
Heure estimée de passage
Dernier coureur
(vitesse de 11min 50 /km)
Heure estimée de passage
Start Mont Grand-Fonds 13 km
13 km Split 7 km
20 km Montagne Noire 8 km
Arrival Mont Grand-Fonds
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:

  • services available at the aid stations
  • information for your support crew
  • dropbags
  • on-site activities 
  • and more!
Course overview

Learn more about the course by reading the “Course overview“.


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 3°C
  • Maximum 15°C
  • Sunrise: 5:15 am
  • Sunset: 6:08 pm
Terms and Rules
  • The Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada (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 65 km and over only;
  • 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

Go to the FAQ page

Free Training Programs

United for Sports offer you free training programs of the 10 km, 28 km, 42 km, 65 km, 80 km and 125 km.

Produced 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 (coming soon)

Aid Station Menus

All details concerning the menu offered at the different aid stations will be announced during the summer.

Mandatory Equipment
  • Minimum 500 ml of water
  • Food Supply
  • Whistle
  • Reusable Cup (aid stations without cups)
  • Cell phone
  • EpiPen (for severe allergic reactions)
Recommended Equipment
  • Waterproof coat with hood
  • Blanket 1.40 m x 2 m min
  • Gloves and hat
  • Baseball cap or bandana
  • Bear bell
Need some inspiration?

The Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada invites you to enter the world of several inspirational figures in the Quebecois, Canadian and international trail-running community. Listen to their race stories, their trail highlights, their juicy anecdotes, their vision and life philosophy, how they got started in this budding discipline and more!

You’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about the life of these dedicated runners, and you’ll be inspired!

Listen to the “Free Your Wild Podcast”

** Follow the podcast with Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Deezer or Sonos ! *

Registration includes

Your registration includes all the products and services listed HERE

Accommodation Suggestions

Here is a list of suggested nearby hotels and accommodation. Please reserve early as the options are limited in the region.


Getting to the Event

La Malbaie is about 2 hours from Québec City and 4.5 hours from Montréal (map). Mont Grand-Fonds is about 15 minutes from downtown La Malbaie.

Please visit this page to fin transportation options to get to the event 

List of participants

Are you curious or want to confirm that your name is indeed on the participant list? Discover all the participants running in the 2021 Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada HERE