125 km
4, 220m D+

125 km trail uthc harricana ultra charlevoix canada
Start Friday 13:00 PM
Distance 122,5 km
Elevation +4, 220 m / -4, 580 m
Cut-off time 29 hr
Stations 11
Course Linear

Course details

Pace chart


Cut-off time

Stages Stations Next aid stationFirst athlete
(pace: 6 min 30 per km)
Estimated time of passage
Last athlete
(pace: 13 min 16 per km)
Estimated time of passage
StartZec des Martres15 km (480 D+ / 495 D-)1:00 p.m.1:20 pm
15 kmMont du lac à l'Empêche12 km (355 D+ / 620 D-)2:37 p.m.4:39 p.m.
26.5 kmMorios water station7 km (550 D+ / 587 D-)3:52 p.m.7:11 p.m.
34.6 kmMarmotte16 km (775 D+ / 545 D-)4:44 p.m.8:59 p.m.
50.7 kmChouette9,5 km (230 D+ / 545 D-)6:29 p.m.00:32 a.m.
60.8 kmSEPAQ Hautes-Gorges (drop bag)5,5 km (100 D+ / 125 D-)7:35 p.m.2:46 a.m.
67.4 kmGeai bleu15 km (570 D+ / 150 D-)8:18 p.m.4:22 a.m.
82.9 kmCoyote10 km (405 D+ / 540 D-)9:58 p.m.8:07 a.m.
92.9 kmZec Lac-au-Sable water station9 km (50 D+ / 320 D-)11:03 p.m.10:13 a.m.
101.4 kmÉpervier6.5 km (255 D+ / 215 D-)11:59 p.m.12:36 p.m.
108.2 kmSplit Näak7 km (400 D+ / 140 D-)00:43 a.m.2:15 p.m.
115.5 kmMontagne Noire8 km (100 D+ / 380 D-)1:30 a.m.4:01 p.m.
ArrivalMont Grand-Fonds02:20 a.m.6:20 p.m.
Athlete's Guide

Note that we will no longer provide an Athlete’s Guide in PDF format as of 2023. All the information you need to prepare for the event can be found on this web page.

You will also receive a newsletter about six weeks before the event with the important points that you will need to know so you will be properly prepared for your event. If you are not receiving our newsletters, contact us to update your email address.

Course Overview

Learn more about the course by reading the 125 km course overview!

Course Overview


Charlevoix’s climate can be cold and humid in September as the temperatures drop in fall. There may be precipitation as well. Take care to dress to prevent hypothermia.

  • Minimum: 3°C
  • Maximum: 15°C
  • Sunrise: 6:26 a.m.

Note: The temperature can reach the freezing point at night.


Mandatory and Suggested Equipment

You will find the list of mandatory material HERE


Although there is no reliable cellphone service along most of the courses, all runners are asked to carry a phone. Text messages may be sent, depending on location.

We suggest that you save our emergency number in your phone now: 833-427-7422.

You can use the ONDAGO app on your smartphone to navigate the interactive maps of the UTHC races. Even without cell reception, you can see where you are on your race route as the application uses only your phone’s GPS. However, you must download the course maps BEFORE heading out to areas with poor reception.

Download Ondago

Terms and Rules
  • The Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada™ (UTHC) has a zero tolerance policy concerning performance-enhancing drugs. 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
  • Pacers are allowed between the La Marmotte aid station and the Haute-Gorges aid station as well as from the SPLIT Näak aid station to the finish
  • Always pick up your trash and dispose of it in the appropriate bins at the aid stations
  • Poles are allowed for distances of 42 km and over
  • Cut-off times must be respected to avoid elimination
  • Mandatory equipment must be worn or carried at all times

Terms and Conditions

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Aid Station Menus

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

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.  the Menu HERE.

Runners will be also offered a delicious beer from the Microbrasserie Charlevoix.

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Nutrition partner

Näak is now the official and exclusive nutrition partner of Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada. Find all its nutrition and hydration products at all the aid stations. Get Näak’s nutrition plans to get ready for your race and enjoy many other surprises.

Save 15% off your orders with the code UTHC2023.
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A bag will be given to you when you pick up your bib. You must clearly label your drop bag with your name and bib number. The morning of the race, when you exit the shuttle bus, you will be able to leave your labelled bag.

The drop bag will be brought back to the Hautes-Gorges aid station and will also be brought to the finish, so you should pack a towel and change of clothes. 

Dimensions of the 125 km drop bag: 17” L. x 20” H.

Support Crews

The role of the support crew is to provide comfort, aid, equipment and food to their runner.

Support crews are only permitted at the Marmotte, Parc des Hautes-Gorges and Split Näak aid stations. 

Read all details on the specific webpage

*Attention! The support teams will not be waiting at the Hautes-Gorges aid station to avoid disturbing the campers sleeping there. The support teams will be located one km before the aid station, under the power lines, at the entrance to the Hautes-Gorges national park. The site is accessible by car on mostly paved road, followed by a short section on a dirt road (300 m). Plan your logistics accordingly with your support teams. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


Pacers are authorized for the 125 km race. Registration, rules, authorized race sections, how to be a great pacer: find the answers to all your questions on the pacers’ page

Transportation to the Start

Please read the following page for instructions on how to get to the starting line.

Transportation to the Start

Dropping Out and Getting Back

Should you choose to drop out of the race or be required to stop for medical reasons, it is important that you tell the captain or a first aid provider at the nearest aid station.

It is prohibited to quit the race and leave the course without mentioning it to a member of the UTHC organization. Every person who leaves the race must ensure that the race director has taken note of their bib number.

The bib numbers of the runners who have left the race will then be sent to the timing and results team. Athletes who have reported their decision to leave the race will be announced to the UTHC team so they can take the runner back to the Mont Grand-Fonds event area.

Since many of the aid stations are difficult to reach, we ask that you be patient while transportation is arranged. This process can take some time and you may have to wait several minutes before being transported back to the Mont Grand-Fonds main site.

It is possible to drop out of a race at any aid station except La Chouette, where it is not allowed to drop out except in the case of a force majeure. The logistics of reaching this aid station make it impossible to guarantee efficient evacuation.

Timing and Online Results

Timing for all events is done by Sportstats. The results will be available live online HERE. Athletes and spectators can also follow the racers on this website. 

Your family and friends can follow your progress in realtime at those locations:

  • Morios water station
  • Hautes-Gorges
  • Épervier
  • Split Näak
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Trail Markers

Depending on the section, follow the permanent flags and/or signs marked as Harricana events, spaced 100 m apart at most, always on the right side of the trails. 

Make sure you follow the right colour flag or sign for your race. Don’t worry, whenever the route splits, the change is clearly indicated.

Make sure you always follow the directional markers (arrows) and stay out of the sections where runners are not allowed, which will be marked with a “no wolves” sign.

Kilometre markers indicate the number of kilometres remaining to the finish (in descending order). The total distance of the particular race is written at the bottom left of the sign.

When runners change from a forestry road to a footpath, a trestle is set up at the entrance to the footpath with the appropriate arrows. There may be a sign 50 metres before the intersection telling the runner about the switch from road to trail.

A little tip: If you run three minutes or longer without seeing a trail marker, you may be on the wrong path. If in doubt, check the Ondago app to see where you are.

Finisher Gift

All athletes who finish the 125 km race will receive an Opinel knife engraved with “125 km.” 

Registration includes

Your registration includes all the products and services listed HERE

Free Training Programs

Prerequisites strongly suggested for participating in this event: 

  • You have run at least 4-5 times a week for the last 6 months
  • You have finished a trail race of 80 km or more
  • You can run continuously for at least 7 hours

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

Discover new training programs HERE

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our FAQ webpage to find all the answers to your questions

Go to the FAQ page


Catch up on episodes of UTHC TV and learn more about the event, our athletes and our special guests. Visit our webpage.

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


Are you curious about who’s running or want to confirm that your name is indeed on the list? Read the list of all the participants running in the Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada™ HERE.

Course Records

Curious about the course records set at the Harricana Ultra-Trail of Canada™? HERE