An authentic trail running experience in Canada’s wild backcountry. Trails dense with raw nature and wildlife. A rich ecosystem in a unique UNESCO world biosphere reserve. Summits where the wind carries the scents of the St. Lawrence River and the boreal forest.

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 2500 athletes from all over the world.

"UTHC was the most positive, challenging, rewarding, and wild/adventurous racing experience I’ve ever had." -Peter McHugh, Sebastopol, California, USA

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. 

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Upcoming Races

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

Additional Distances

This event also has the following non ultra distances

28 KM

Results

65 KM UTHC 65

View course top times
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/11/21 331 6:08:14 7:08:24
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

50 Miles UTHC 80 G2

View course top times
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/11/21 165 7:36:24 8:45:45
09/12/20 137 7:06:40 8:02:21

125 KM UTHC 125 G2

View course top times
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/11/21 149 14:40:44 16:15:38
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 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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Midwest States 100

  • Aug 27, 2022
  • Westboro, WI
100 KM 100 Miles