The Midnight Moose Ultra is a nighttime ultra-trail race with distances of approximately 25km, 50km and 100km across some of the toughest running and mountain-biking trails in the Gatineau Park. Using head torches and the moonlight as guides, participants are challenged to complete the race before sun-rise (for the 50km race) or sun-set (for the 100km race). Food, drink, and some great swag will be waiting for all of our hungry finishers no matter when they arrive!
All three MMU races start at Champlain Lookout, the top of the Eardley Escarpment on the Champlain Parkway, which offers the best-known and most popular view in Gatineau Park! We can’t tell you what happens after that – you’ll have to enter in order to experience the Midnight Moose for yourself! We will say that none of the three distances are for the faint of heart – each is designed to challenge, in its own way, even the toughest of trail runners. Add in the night factor and the Midnight Moose is one tough trail race that will leave participants both exhausted and exhilarated when they cross the finish line back at Champlain Lookout many hours later!