The UTHC 80 km course is the perfect starting point for athletes who aspire to one day run the 125 km event.
The 80 km athletes are the only Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada runners to dive deep into the heart of this grandiose national park, with its breathtaking views over the Hautes-Gorges valley, technical trails along the Malbaie River and crossings over SEPAQ bridges and dams.
Passing several lakes, runners will have the chance to encounter Canadian wildlife, including beaver, porcupine or moose.
It is also the only race in which a pacer is permitted (from the SPLIT aid station).
This event is held once every two years, on even years (2020, 2022, etc.), alternating with the 42 km which is held on odd-numbered years (2019, 2021, etc.). The course used is that of the 65 km event combined to part of the 28 km event. For the 10th anniversary of UTHC in 2021, we will make an exception to the rule to offer all our races, including the 80 km!