The UTHC 80km course is the perfect starting point for athletes who aspire to one day run the 125km event.
The Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada team is pleased to announce an important change to the 80 km circuit, which will now feature a loop in the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park, rather than at the end of the race in the Mont Grand-Fonds sector.
The 80 km athletes will be the only Ultra-Trail Harricana 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.
UTHC 80 is the perfect springboard for athletes who aspire to one day complete the 125 km. It is also the only race in which a pacer is permitted (from the SPLIT aid station) - except for 2020 (because of COVID-19 pacers won't be allowed).
This event is held once every two years, on even years (2020, 2022, etc.), alternating with the 42k which is held on odd-numbered years (2019, 2021, etc.). The course used is that of the 65km event combined to part of the 28km 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!