42 km
1 300 m D+

Start Saturday 9:00 AM
Distance 42,7 km
Elevation +1300m / -1400m
Cut-off time 8h30
Stations 4
Course Linear

Race Details

Pace chart


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!

Read the Athlete’s Guide (coming soon)

Course Overview

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


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 material 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.


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 during the summer)

Suggested Equipment
  • Course map
  • 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)
  • Cell phone
  • EpiPen (For severe allergic reactions)
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 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 42 km and over;
  • Cutoff times must be respected to avoid elimination;
  • Mandatory equipment must be carried at all times.
Aid Station Menus

All details concerning the menu offered at the different aid stations will be announced very soon.

Free Training Programs

United for Sports offers you free training programs for the 10 km, 28 km, 42 km, 65 km, 80 km 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 (coming soon)


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

Support crews

Due to the remoteness of the aid stations, support crews are not permitted for the 42 km, 65 km and 80 km events.


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


  • 125 km Sienna brown 1-299
  • 65 km Yellow 6001-6500
  • 42 km Orchid purple 4001-4500
  • 28 km Turquoise 2001-2999
  • 10 km Coral 1001-1500
  • 5 km Desjardins green 5001-5500
  • 1 km Cyan blue 500-999
  • Bénévoles Light green AccesConseil
Services on the main site

After the race, athletes will be offered a free gourmet meal featuring organic food 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 Guru energy drink.

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 250 m 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
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