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Saturday, August 17th
Race start 6:00 AM
Petit Sault, Réserve faunique de Matane



22 hours


4,380 m


8 stations


610 m

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150 runners

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1,139 m




This linear race takes off from the banks of the Cap-Chat River, at the bottom of Mont Nicol-Albert. Following the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) for almost 88 km, the finish is at the UTCC Village at the foot of Mont Albert. The first part of the race takes you through the Réserve faunique de Matane before entering the Parc national de la Gaspésie.

You'll start your journey with a beautiful, gradual 10 km ascent to the summit of Mont Matawee, a Chic-Chocs favorite with views of Mont Collins and the St. Lawrence River. You'll then leave the Réserve Faunique de Matane to enter the Parc national de la Gaspésie and reach the summit of Mont Logan at 1150 m altitude. The remainder of the IAT up to Lac Thibault will take you over several peaks over 1000 m in altitude, while remaining on highly technical trails. However, there are a few places where you can stretch your legs even further. 

The second section is a real eye-catcher, with passes over Pic-du-Brûlé, Mont du Milieu and the mythical Mont-Albert, the emblematic figure of the Chic-Chocs. Once again, the elevation gain on this section is considerable. The final kilometers at the bottom of Mont-Albert and along the Rivière Sainte-Anne will take you to the finish line at the UTCC Village.


aid stations


18 km

Solid and liquid


28 km

Solid and liquid

Lac Thibault

38 km

Solid and liquid


43 km

Solid and liquid

Lac Cascapédia

57 km

Solid and liquid

La Paruline

67 km

Solid and liquid

La Serpentine

81 km

Solid and liquid

Village UTCC

88 km

Solid and liquid


  • Minimum 1.5 L of water

  • Water purification tablet or gourd with filter

  • Energy supplements

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Mid-layer

  • Pants

  • Cap or Buff®

  • Beanie

  • Gloves

  • Whistle 

  • Survival blanket (140 cm x 200 cm)

  • Headlamp with extra batteries

  • Retractable glass or tumbler - eco-cup type *

  • Spoon and/or fork *

  • Cellphone in a waterproof bag

  • Basic first aid kit

  • Small bell

* There will be no single-us dishes available

recommended EQUIPMENT

  • Hiking pools or crampons

  • Spare shoes and socks

  • Warm coat for all weather conditions

  • 2nd headlamp

drop bag

2 drop bag allowed.

You will have access to your bag at the aid stations:

  • Lac Thibault km-38

  • Lac Cascapédia km-57

You have to drop-off your bag at the Village UTCC during your check-in. Bags will be available for pick up on Sunday. 


" pacer "

Pacers are allowed from Lac Cascapédia (km-57) to the Village UTCC.

Rules to be observed:

  • He must wear a pacer bib that will be given to him at registration and must wear it visibly at all times.

  • He can get to an aid station as well as the crew.

  • The pacer is responsible for his own transportation to the starting point.

  • The pacer must stay with the runner at all times and may not arrive before the runner at a checkpoint to start resupplying, except in case of emergency.

  • In case of emergency, the pacer may go and get assistance.

  • In no circumstance may the pacer take the personal belongings of the runner.

  • He cannot physically assist the runner, except in case of emergency.

To register your pacer, please send an email to


" crew "

Crews will be able to join their runners at these aid stations only:

  • Lac Thibault : km-38

  • Lac Cascapédia : km-57

Only 1 vehicle allowed per team, as space is very limited.

The masculine form used in this text is gender neutral and refers to both men and women.


A shuttle service will be offered to reach the starting line located in the Réserve Faunique de Matane.


More details to come by December 2023.

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