Ultra Trail Forillon

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Gaspe - September 20-22, 2024

Gaspesia Events is proud to partner with Canada Parks to offer the Ultra Trail Forillon (UTF) at the land’s end!

Discover sublime routes from 1 to 160 km between sea and mountains while discovering the history of an entire country through various paintings worthy of postcards. Also experiment our Trans-Forillon tow days stage races.

Your experience at Pace du Bonheur!

We are happy to partner with the Pace du Bonheur to allow as many people as possible to have a positive first experience of trail running. All our routes of 45 kilometers or less are exempt from a cutoff time to allow you to discover and appreciate the world-famous landscapes of Forillon!

The departures of the UTF are given in Grande-Grave, in the Forillon National park, near the bay of Gaspé. The routes mainly follow single-track trails leading to the most spectacular viewpoints in the area while enjoying the legendary welcome of the Gaspésiens!

ULTRA TRAIL

Saturday September 21, 2024

  • Departure 5 a.m. – Petite-Vallée
  • 159 km (5,313m D+) linear to Cap-Gaspé
  • 13 Aid stations (provide a total autonomy up to 16 km)
  • Maximum time allowed: 36 hours
  • Day (61%)/Night (38%)
  • Average temperature: max 15, min 5
  • Crew: Possible on 7/13 supplies
  • Drop bags: 2 (85 km and 135 km)
  • Pacer: Prohibited

Saturday September 21, 2024

  • Start 10:00 – Pointe-à-la-Renommée
  • 108 km (3 445m D+) linear until Cap-Gaspé
  • 8 aid stations (be autonomous up to 19.2 km)
  • Cutoff: 29 hours
  • Day (61 %)/Night (38%) or 50/50 leaders
  • Average temperature: max 15, min 5
  • Crew: Possible on 5/8 aid stations
  • Dropbag: 2 (33 & 70 km)
  • Pacer: Forbiden

Sunday September 22, 2024

  • Start 5:00 – Camping des Appalaches
  • 54 km (1 919m D+) linear until Cap-Gaspé
  • 5 aid stations (be autonomous up to 18 km)
  • Cutoff: 12 heures
  • Day (100%)
  • Average temperature: max 15, min 5
  • Crew: Possible on 3/4 aid stations
  • Dropbag: not allowed

STAGE RACES

Stage #1 – Saturday September 21

Start 5 a.m. – Petite-Vallée (with 100-mile runners)
53.5 linear km
Petite-Vallée to Fame Point on the SIA
Maximum time allowed: Happiness Pace

Stage #2 – Sunday September 22

Start 7 a.m. – Penouille
42km
Maximum time allowed: Happiness Pace

Stage #1 – Saturday September 21

Start at 10 a.m. – Pointe-à-la-Renommée (with the 100 km runners)
32.17 linear km
Fame Point to Montée-Morris on the SIA
Maximum time allowed: Happiness Pace

Stage #2 – Sunday September 22

Start at 9 a.m. – Forillon Main Site
23km
Maximum time allowed: Happiness Pace

TRAIL RUN

2024 EVALUATION IN PROCESS

The ITRA National League is a new and exciting initiative of theᅠInternational Trail Runner Association (ITRA), open to ALL and ALL trail running enthusiasts, which aims to promote the sport at a national level.

By launching this initiative, ITRA aims to:

  • Promote the development of trailrunning at the national level.
  • Create a challenge accessible to any runner based on simple rules.
  • Encourage runners to reduce their carbon footprint by running locally.
  • Develop services for runners and organisers.

￉v←nements Gaspesia is happy to be part of the movement and to allow athletes completing our events to collect points.

To appear on the ITRA national league rankings in Canada, you must complete your qualifying event and participate in at least two other recognized events in Canada before the end of the year.

All the details on the ITRA website.

BUS TRANSPORTATION

Offered for runners who do not have a driver for their vehicle.

100 miles and TF 100
From Grande-Grave to Pointe-à-la-Renommée (arrival site of TF100 #1), then to Petite-Vallée (departure site 100 miles and TF100 #1)

  • Departure Friday, September 20 at 4 p.m. from the Grande-Grave site (parking for 100-mile athletes, cars parked before 4 p.m.)
  • Departure Friday, September 20 at 5 p.m. from Pointe-à-la-Renommée (parking for TF100 athletes, cars parked before 4 p.m.)
  • Arrival in Petite-Vallée around 6 p.m.

100km and TF50
From Grande-Grave to Camping des Appalaches (finish site for TF50 #1), then to Pointe-à-la-Renommée (start site for the 100 km and TF50 #1)

  • Departure Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 a.m. from the Grande-Grave site (parking lot for 100 km athletes)
  • Departure Saturday, October 21 at 8:45 a.m. Camping des Appalaches (athlete’s parking lot TF50 #1)
  • Arrival at Pointe-à-la-Renommée around 9:25 a.m.

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

7:30 p.m. – Virtual pre-race meeting on Facebook UTForillon

Friday, September 20, 2024

Registration in Petite-Vallée (for 100mi, 100 km TF100 and TF50)

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Id pickup and verification of mandatory equipment (Mandatory for the 100mi, TF100 #1)

3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Installation and taking possession of accommodation

Saturday September 21, 2024

5:00 a.m. – Departure of the 100 miles of the TF100 # 1 from the Village en Chanson de Petite-Vallée

8:00 a.m. – Id pickup and verification of mandatory equipment for the 100 km and the TF50 #1 at Pointe-à-la-Renommée

10:00 a.m. – Departure of the 100 km and the TF50 #1 from Pointe-à-la-Renommée

1:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. – Arrival of the TF50 #1 athletes at Camping des Appalaches and passage of the 100-mile and 100-km athletes!

3:00 p.m. – Opening of the main site in Grande-Grave

3:00 p.m. – Pick up of registration kits and verification of mandatory equipment in Grande-Grave (Mandatory for the 54 km)

7:00 p.m. – Meeting and signing with Nathalie Bisson, founder and author of “Le Pace du Bonheur” in Grande-Grave

10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. – Arrival of the winners of the 100 miles and the 100 km at Grande-Grave

Sunday, September 22, 2024

All arrivals are at the Grande-Grave site in Forillon National Park

4:30 a.m. – Departure of the bus from Grande-Grave to the starting site of the 54 km at Camping des Appalaches

5:30 am – Start of the 54 km from Camping des Appalaches

5:30 a.m. – Opening of the main Grande-Grave site and welcoming of participants

6:00 a.m. – Departure of the bus from Grande-Grave to the starting site of the 42 km & TF50 #2 in Penouille
7:00 a.m. – Start of the 42 km and TF100 #2 from Penouille
9:00 a.m. – Start of the 24 km and TF100 #2 presented by the Pace du Bonheur from Grande-Grave
10:00 a.m. – Startof the 11 km presented by the Pace du Bonheur from Grande-Grave
11:00 a.m. – Start of the 6 km presented by the Pace du Bonheur from Grande-Grave
12:00 p.m. – Start of the Défi des Moussaillons of 1 km and 2.5 km from Grande-Grave
1:00 p.m. – Podium Awards Ceremony #1 at Grande-Grave
3:00 p.m. – Podium Awards Ceremony #2 at Grande-Grave
5:00 p.m. – Awards ceremony for podiums & 100 miles finishers #3 at Grande-Grave

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