An authentic trail running experience in Canada's wild back country presented by The North Face®

The North Face presents the Ultra-Trail Harricana™ du Canada (UTHC) and offers a unique way to explore the boreal forest, it's fauna and the wild backcountry of Charlevoix. Each September since 2012, the  region comes together for one weekend to share the values of trail running: authenticity, humility, equality, respect and solidarity with 2000 athletes from all over the world.

"Come and celebrate the 10th anniversary with us!"

The UTHC offers challenges from short to very long distance: 5K, 10K, 20K, 28K, 42K, 65K, 80K (50 miles) and 125K. The ultra 125km course of international caliber is a linear trail with a total height gain of 4000 metres. The race his also qualifying for the Western States 100 and the UTMB. 

"The 125K is a Western States 100 Qualifier and a UTMB qualifying race worth 5 Running Stones. Gain enough Running Stones and get a spot in any of the UTMB races without to go through the lottery!"

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Upcoming Races

Sep 10 2022
42 KM
Marathon course, solo without pacer. Qualifying race: ITRA
4,265 4,593 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
4 Aid Stations
8 :30 Cutoff
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts
Sep 10 2022
65 KM
A remote and true ultra race held on a linear route deep in the Canadian wilderness A perfect mix of flow and technical. The race will get underway at the Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie and end at the Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Center. The course will take you halfway through the famous trail called La Traversée de Charlevoix. Passing several lakes, runners will have the chance to encounter Canadian wildlife, including beaver, porcupine or moose.
4,921 4,265 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
5 Aid Stations
12 :15 Cutoff
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts
Sep 10 2022
50 Miles
The only course where a pacer is allowed! Qualifying race: UTMB Running Stones and ITRA
7,040 6,482 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
7 Aid Stations
16 :00 Cutoff
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts
Sep 10 2022
125 KM
Solo course without pacer. Qualifying race: UTMB Running Stones, Western States and ITRA A remote and authentic ultra race deep in the Canadian wilderness The race is a perfect mix of flowing and technical terrain. The start is right in the heart of Charlevoix’s wild backcountry. Passing several lakes, runners get the chance to encounter Canadian wildlife, including beaver, porcupine or moose. Farther along, they face four ascents: Mount Lac-à-L’Empêche and Mount Morios, with their breathtaking panoramic views of the area; Noyee mountain, with its ridge shaped like a woman floating on water; and lastly, Noire mountain, on trails specially developed by the Harricana team, that provides a beautiful view of Mont Grand-Fonds.
12,795 13,780 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
10 Aid Stations
25 :00 Cutoff
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts

Results

125 KM UTHC 125 G2 View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/11/21 No Results Posted. Submit Results
09/12/20 83 13:58:57 20:10:13
09/07/19 139 13:55:41 17:53:41
09/07/18 100 13:47:09 16:14:00

50 Miles UTHC 80 G2 View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/11/21 No Results Posted. Submit Results
09/12/20 137 7:06:40 8:02:21

65 KM UTHC 65 View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/11/21 No Results Posted. Submit Results
09/12/20 314 5:32:52 6:04:36
09/07/19 388 5:29:13 6:49:13
09/07/18 259 5:30:10 6:08:54
09/08/17 233 5:38:31 6:22:54
09/10/16 199 5:45:28 6:06:43
09/19/15 194 6:09:17 6:51:11
09/13/14 124 6:05:51 7:00:40
09/07/13 105 5:50:28 7:20:49

42 KM UTHC 42 Classic View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/11/21 No Results Posted. Submit Results

42 KM UTHC 42 Saint-Simeon View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/11/21 No Results Posted. Submit Results

50 Miles UTHC 80 G1 View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/08/18 108 7:42:28 8:33:56
09/10/16 85 7:49:35 10:08:42
09/13/14 104 7:25:11 9:47:19

125 KM UTHC 125 G1 View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/08/17 120 12:48:14 14:31:34
09/10/16 70 12:54:10 14:41:27
09/19/15 46 12:53:23 15:40:53
09/19/15 46 12:53:24 15:40:54
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Ultra-Trail Harricana "Come and celebrate the 10th anniversary with us!"

Tussey Mountainback 50 Miler

  • Oct 31, 2021
  • Boalsburg, PA
50 Miles