42 km
1, 300 m D+

42 km trail uthc harricana ultra charlevoix canada
Start Saturday 7:00 AM
Distance 42,7 km
Elevation +1300m / -1290m
Cut-off time 8h32
Stations 4
Course Linear

Race Details

Pace chart


Cut-off time

StagesStationsNext aid stationFirst athlete
(pace: 5 min 00 per km)
Estimated time of passage
Last athlete
(pace: 12 min 00 per km)
Estimated time of passage
StartZEC du Lac-au-sable12.6 km (140 D+ / 15 D-)7:00 a.m.7:10 a.m.
12.6 kmZec Lac-au-Sable water station9 km (50 D+ / 320 D-)8:03 a.m.9:41 a.m.
21.1 kmEpervier6.5 km (255 D+ / 215 D-)8:45 a.m.11:23 a.m.
27.9 kmSplit Näak7 km (400 D+ / 140 D-)9:19 a.m.12:44 p.m.
35.2 kmMontagne noire8 km (100 D+ / 380 D-)9:56 a.m.2:12 p.m.
ArrivalMont Grand-Fonds10:33 a.m.3:42 p.m.
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 42 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.

  • Minimum 3°C
  • Maximum 15°C
  • Sunrise: 6 h 13
  • Sunset: 19 h 00

Note : The temperature can reach freezing point at night.

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 placed at the front of the body and is always visible;
  • Always remain on the marked trail;
  • Pacers are not allowed;
  • Always pick up your trash and dispose of it at the appropriate areas of the aid stations;
  • Poles are allowed for distances of 42 km and over;
  • Cutoff times must be respected to avoid elimination;
  • Mandatory equipment must be carried at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Mandatory and suggested equipment

You will find the list of mandatory material HERE


Although there is no reliable service along the trail, the athlete can carry his phone with him. Text messages can be transmitted, depending on location.

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

You can also download the ONDAGO app on your smartphone to navigate the different interactive maps of the UTHC. Even without cellular reception, you can locate yourself on your specific race. However, you must download your race map BEFORE heading out to areas with poor cellular reception.

Download Ondago

Aid Station Menus

All details concerning the menu 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. Find the menu HERE.

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

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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.

Visit their website


A bag will be given to you when you pick up your bib. You must clearly identify your drop bag. T

he morning of the race, when you exit the shuttle bus, you will be able to leave the bag, identified with your name and bib number. This drop bag will be your finish bag so you should pack a towel and change of clothes.

Transportation to the Start

The shuttle is MANDATORY for the 42 km Classic. To know how to get to the start, please read the following page

Transportation to the Start

Support crews

Due to the remoteness of the aid stations, support crews are not permitted for the 42 km, 65 km and 80 km events.


Pacers are not permitted for the athletes running the 42 km event. 

Cutoff times

There is no official cutoffs times for the 42 km. But because the events are held deep in the backcountry, we must ensure that the safety systems in place are not compromised.

At any time, the medical team on-site could require you to abandon the race should they determine your safety is at risk.

Dropping out and Getting Back

Should you choose to drop out of the race, or be required to end the race for medical reasons, it is important to signal your abandonment to the nearest aid station captain or to a first aider.

It is prohibited to quit the race and leave the course without signaling your abandonment to a member of the UTHC organisation. Every person abandoning the race must ensure that the race director has taken note of his bib number.

The bib numbers of the racers having abandoned will then be sent to the timing and results team. Once an athlete has signaled his desire to abandon the race, he will be taken in charge by the UTHC team to ensure he will be returned 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.

Trail Markings

The forbidden sections may be marked by a “wolves forbidden” sign.

Make sure to always follow the way pointed by the arrows.

There will be ribbons every 200 meters.

Timing and Online Results

Timing for all events is done by Sportstats. The results will be available live online. You can go to their website to see the results. 

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

  • Epervier
  • Split Näak
Registration includes

Your registration includes all the products and services listed HERE

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our FAQ webpage to find many answers to your questions

Go to the FAQ page


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Free Training Programs

Prerequisites strongly suggested to participate in this event : 

  • I have run at least 2-3 times a week in the last 2 months
  • I have already completed a trail race of 25 km or more
  • I am able to continuously run for at least 2 hours

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

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 Harricana Ultra-Trail of Canada™ HERE