28 km
1, 000m D+

28 km trail uthc harricana ultra charlevoix canada
Start Saturday 9h
Distance 28 km
Elevation 1 000m D+
Cut-off time 5h30
Stations 2
Course Loop

28 km


Cut-off time

Stages StationsNext aid stationFirst athlete
(page: 4 min 20 per km)
Estimated time of passage
Last athlete
(pace: 12 min per km)
Estimated time of passage
StartMont Grand-Fonds13 km (500 D+ / 480 D-)9:00 am9:20 am
13 kmSplit Näak7 km (400 D+ / 140 D-)9:56 am11:56 am
20 kmMontagne Noire8 km (100 D+ / 380 D-)10:26 am1:20 pm
ArrivalMont Grand-Fonds11:01 am2:56 pm
Athlete's Guide

Note that we will no longer have an Athlete’s Guide in PDF format from 2023. You will find on this web page all the information you need to prepare for the event. You will also receive a newsletter about 6 weeks before the event with the important points that we would like to bring to your attention to prepare you well for your event. If you do not receive our newsletters, contact us to verify your email address.

Course overview

Learn more about the course by reading the 28 km course overview!

Course Overview


Charlevoix’s climate is cold and humid in September.

Furthermore, temperatures and precipitations can be extremely cold in the fall. It is therefore important to be vigilant to the risks of hypothermia.

  • Seasonal averages:
  • Minimum 3°C
  • Maximum 15°C
  • Sunrise: 6:13 am
  • Sunset: 7:00 pm
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 worn on the front of the body and is visible at all times;
  • Always remain on the marked trail;
  • Always pick up your trash and dispose of it at the appropriate areas of the aid stations;
  • Poles are not allowed for distances of 28 km and under;
  • Mandatory equipment must be worn or carried at all times.

Read the Terms and Conditions

Starting waves

Choose your starting wave according to your estimated race time:

  • 9 a.m.: Departure 1st wave (estimated time between 2h and 3h)
  • 9:10 a.m.: Departure 2nd wave (estimated time between 3h and 4h)
  • 9:20 a.m.: 3rd wave departure (estimated time of 4 hours and more)

* It is important that athletes who think they can qualify for a podium or who think they can set a time in less than 3 hours start in the first wave. The participants of the 2nd wave of departure will not be eligible for the podium even if they have a better time.

Mandatory and suggested equipment

You will find the list of mandatory material HERE

Aid Station Menus

All details concerning the menu offered at the different aid stations are shared HERE

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Nutrition partner
Näak is now the official and exclusive nutrition partner of Ultra-Trail Harricana du Canada until 2024. Find all our nutrition and hydration products at all the aid stations. From nutrition plans to prepare your race to Näak segments, many surprises await you.
Save 15% off your orders with the code UTHC2023.
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. Discover the Menu HERE.

Runners will be offered an excellent beer from the Microbrasserie Charlevoix.

Free Training Programs

Prerequisites strongly suggested to participate in this event : 

  • I have run at least at least twice a week in the last month and a half
  • I have already completed a trail race of 15 km or more
  • I am able to continuously run for at least 1 hour and a half

In cooperation with high-level athletes with coaching experience, Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada™ offers many programs tailored to the course, distance and experience level of participants.  

Discover new training programs HERE

Registration includes

Your registration includes all the products and services listed HERE

Bib and Timing

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. 

Timing is done by Sportstats.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our FAQ webpage to find many answers to your questions

Go to the FAQ page


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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

To learn more about how to get to the event visit this page

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 Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada™ HERE

Course Records

Curious about the course records for the Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada™ HERE