Following the success of 2016’s first edition, the Gaspesia Race Series is proud to held a second edition of the Ultra Trail Gaspesia 100 (UTG100), a unique trail running experience between the shoreline and mountain ranges of the Gaspésie!
Presented in partnership with the Town of Percé, the Ultra Trail Gaspesia 100 is a partial autonomous 100 mile endurance race. The UTG100 also offers ultra running courses of 106 and 53 km in addition to 1-5-10 and 20 km paths that will allow all runners to unique athletic experience in an exceptional mountainous region of Percé! A stage race event is also at the 2017 program!
The starting point of the UTG100 will take place in Percé, the tourist capital of the Gaspésie, near the world renowned Percé Rock. The route will provide mainly single track trails all leading up to the point with the most spectacular view of the area. Participants will discover landscapes featuring Percé Rock, Bonaventure Island, the Emerald River, Anse-à-Beaufils River and obviously, the Gulf of St.-Lawrence.
As a member of the International Trail Runner Association (ITRA), Ultra Trail Gaspesia 100 award ITRA points to their «ultra» races finishers who want to be qualifying to the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc and the ITRA world standing. The points awarded are as follows:
3 to 7:30pm – Registration kit pick-up and Moon Trail 10 km late registration (obligatory for 160, 106, 53 and stage race participants)
7:00pm – Pre-event meeting (obligatory for 160, 106, 53 and stage race participants)
9:00pm – Moon Trail race start
5:00am – 160 km, Trans-Percé and 53 km start
7:00am – 106 km, start
11:30 am – Arrival of the first runners
7 am to 8:00 AM– Registration and registration kit pick-up (G20, G10, G5 and kids race)
8 am – Start of G20
9 am – Start of G10 and G5
9:10 am – Start of Défi des Moussaillons kids race
12pm – After race BBQ
12:30 pm –Awards ceremony