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Ultra-Trail Harricana 2016

Ultra-Trail® World Tour goes and chases the wolf of Ultra-Trail® Harricana

Ultra-Trail® World Tour goes and chases the wolf of Ultra-Trail® Harricana

 

 

This year, the 6th edition of Ultra-Trail® Harricana will make some noise in the province of Quebec in Canada. As an invitation to travel, Ultra-Trail® World Tour takes you to the wild backcountry of the Charlevoix region for the 17th race of the season. 

 

A fast and technical course:

 

At the start of Notre-Dame des Monts, little typical town of Quebec, the runners of Ultra-Trail® Harricana can appreciate the rich wildlife of the Canada (beavers or porcupines…) and a lot of lakes.

 

A growing number of brave runners will start the 125 kilometers of a wild race with cold temperatures, next September 9th. Three main summits are to expect: the Morios mountains, the Noyée and the black mountain. But the runners will mainly enjoy the warm and family atmosphere. The wolf of Ultra-Trail® Harricana will keep an eye on this beautiful popular party in Canada.

 

The favorites for the 2017’s edition:

 

Among the 177 runners on the start line, a few favorites can go for the win. David JEKER (CAN) is used to long trail running races (he won Ultra-Trail® Harricana in 2015 and was 8th at EIger Ultra-Trail® in 2015). He will do what it takes this year to get his title back. Florent BOUGUIN (CAN) will try to have one of the best performances of his career Saturday. But the Canadiens will have to consider the French runner, Vivien LAPORTE, in the fight for the win. For his first time in Canada, Vivien will build on his experience to hope for a good result. Luis Tomas VILLAGRAN (SPA), 2nd of Ultra-Trail® Harricana last year, is back for the best spot.

 

On the women side, Sarah KEYES (USA) lives in the Adirondack moutains and the nature is her favorite field. She will be a great one to follow. With an ITRA PI of 622, Melanie BOULTBEE (CAN) also hopes to win on this typical course as well as her compatriot Sarah VERGET.

 

How to follow the race?

The runners will try to finish the 125-km long and 4 000-meter elevation gain race. First start is at 2AM (local time) on Saturday, 9th September. A few useful links to follow the race:

 



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