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Ultra-Trail® Harricana is proud to introduce its Race Patron for the 2015 edition, The North Face athlete Sébastien Chaigneau. The star trail runner will be in Canada on September 19, running alongside UTHC participants on the trails in Charlevoix, Quebec.

“It’s an incredible honour for UTHC to welcome Sébastien Chaigneau,” said Harricana President and Race Director, Sébastien Côté. “He embodies all the values of trail running – respect, solidarity and pushing one’s limits. He’s a model for ​​us all,” said Côté, who admits spending three years working to attract the in-demand runner. Sébastien Chaigneau has found himself on the podium at the largest trail races around the world. He has back-to-back wins at Transgrancanaria and top-three finishes at Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji, Lavaredo Ultra Trail, and Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, as well as many other races.

“I put the Harricana race on my calendar before other events that will determine the rest of my year,” said Sébastien Chaigneau. “It’s a really important event for me. I​’ll be putting a lot of energy and enthusiasm into it.”
Sébastien Chaigneau assumes the role of Race Patron under this year’s theme of “Quebec – France”. The 2015 race will honour France’s passion for trail running by inviting several French athletes to participate.

Seb Chaigneau, a wolf

In the trail running scene, Sébastien Chaigneau needs no introduction. The North Face ultra runner has made his mark in the world’s most prestigious races. We are extremely proud that he has included Ultra-Trail® Harricana on his 2015 race calendar – not only as an athlete but as Race Patron for the 4th edition.

Before meeting Sébastien on the trail, get to know him better is this video as he answers questions from the Harricana.info team. Find out what drives his passion for trail running, his vision for the sport and its athletes, and his tips for continuing to run strong while maintaining a balanced life.

The video was produced and provided by Mouss Production.

Photo: Alexis GrandTrail