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Québec Mega Trail selected to host the 2025 and 2026 Canadian trail running Championships

Québec Mega Trail (QMT) is pleased to announce that the 2025 and 2026 Canadian Trail Running Championships will take place during the event. The competition, which will include a Short Trail Championship of 50 km and a Long Trail Championship of 80 km, will be held on the trails of Côte-de-Beaupré and Charlevoix during the QMT weekend, from July 3 to 6 (2025 edition)

“Our organization is following the path of other major sporting events that have taken place in Québec City, Côte-de-Beaupré and Charlevoix regions during the last years. Trail running is very popular here and we wanted to organize the Canadian Championships for local athletes, but also for runners from other Canadian provinces who will discover the beauty of our territory and the indescribable atmosphere of the QMT. Holding the Canadian Mountain & Trail Running Championships will have positive benefits for the region, in addition to helping to increase the notoriety of our event.” – Jean Fortier, general director and founder of Québec Mega Trail

“Québec Mega Trail event stood out to us in a number of ways including its recent inclusion in the World Trail Majors which helps set the event apart not just from other events in Canada but around the World. Prior to this, the team at QMT have built a reputation for hosting an outstanding event which has attracted both elite athletes as well as thousands of recreational runners alike to the event for many years. Athletics Canada also feels that for the continued growth and development of the sport, it is important to move these Canadian Championships around the country and having held the Championships in Squamish, BC in both 2023 and 2024, we were very excited by the prospect of hosting these Championships in Québec where Mountain & Trail running has an enthusiastic following. – Chris Winter, Director, Domestic Programs and Safe Sport of Athletics Canada

  Elite athletes entries

The elite athletes process of selection for the competitions, as well as the opening date of registrations, will be revealed in the coming weeks. Elite athletes are invited to monitor communications from Athletics Canada and Québec Mega Trail for more information.