Gestev becomes an official UTHC collaborator

Gestev becomes an official Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada collaborator

Press Release For Immediate Release

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Charlevoix, March 18, 2021 – Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada is proud to announce its collaboration with Gestev, now a partner of choice for certain production components during the international-calibre ultra-trail event held in Charlevoix every September for the last 10 years.

Gestev, which began collaborating with the Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada (UTHC) team in 2020, will handle event operations, including the setup and takedown of the departure and arrival sites, transport planning, and the coordination of stakeholders responsible for various operation management activities.

“We are very pleased to work together with this Quebec-based company known for its proven expertise in large-scale event management,” says Marline Côté, Executive Manager at Événements Harricana. “There is no doubt that with this new player on our team, the Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada event will move to a higher level over the next few years,” she says.

Gabriel Fontaine-Leclerc, General Manager at Gestev, is also delighted by this new partnership, “Since 2016, our team has organized five running events per year under the Je Cours QC banner, so this is an area we are highly familiar with, and are especially passionate about,” he says. “Collaborating with Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada was a must for us, because just like Gestev, their team is known for delivering unique experiences. We will be new allies in producing another memorable event in 2021.”

Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada is part of the prestigious Ultra-Trail World Tour circuit, positioning the event on an international level like no other race of its kind in Canada. The event is also the most popular race in the country in its category, drawing in over 2,250 registrations in 2019.

The next edition of the Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada will be held on September 10-11-12 at Mont Grand-Fonds (La Malbaie). 


Since its creation ten years ago, Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada has become a leader in Canadian trail running. The event offers runners a unique experience in a breathtaking setting, and a physically stimulating challenge with a warm and friendly ambiance like no other. A total of 10 races are offered, from the 5 km course for little ones and beginners, to the 125 km race for elite athletes who will venture through the wild trails of the region’s backcountry and the Traversée de Charlevoix.

Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada continues to expand year after year, and promotes Charlevoix’s magnificent landscapes and touristic experiences to the world.


Founded in 1992, Gestev is a firm specialized in organizing and creating events that have stood out both here in Quebec and internationally. Over the years, Gestev has raised the standards in event organization and production, brining a festive component to high-performance sports events by adding music and entertainment to programs, and by making their competitions accessible to all. Red Bull Crashed Ice, Vélirium, the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Je Cours QC events, and the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Championships are just a few of the major projects carried out by the firm, which also runs its own experiential marketing agency in addition to handling site management at Baie de Beauport.

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Informations : Marline Côté, 581-996-6400, marline.cote@harricana.info