QMT 100 MILE

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QMT 100 MILE - Legendary

QMT's premier event has earned its place amongst America's legendary 100 miles races. It starts from the magnificent town of Baie-Saint-Paul. The first part of the course runs along the St. Lawrence River and takes the La Baie Trail, Gabrielle Roy Est, Louise-Gasnier and Gabrielle Roy Ouest trails to Mount Ligorie. Then, the route follows almost entirely the Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix Trail to the village of Saint-Tite-des-Caps. From this point, participants cross the Dalle Humide, a trail that bears witness to the era of log drivers. Then, the infamous Mestashibo Trail awaits, leading participants through the Sainte-Anne River Canyon and towards the majestic Jean-Larose waterfall. This will be followed by climbing the colossal Mont-Sainte-Anne (MSA) almost twice. Finally, the last 40 kilometers run north of the mountain, bordering the immense mountainous terrain of the Laurentians until the return to the southern base of the Mont Saint-Anne.

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Venue of departure Hotel & Spa Le Germain Charlevoix
Distance 160 KM
Total elevation gain +6500 m
Total elevation loss -6260 m
Aid stations 13
Men's course record 19:35:52 - Sangé Sherpa (NPL) - 2022
Women's course record 24:34:58 - Kelsey Hogan (CAN) - 2023
Technical level 5/5
Average time 33:30:00
Cut off time 40:00:00
2024 Ranking All finishers
Qualifying race All finishers
International Trail Running Association 6 points

Further information

Course Map

Note that the portion in red is on private land and is prohibited at all times, except during the race. Please help us maintain the agreement with the land owner.

 

 

Qualifier

To register the runner must have completed an ultra trail race with a minimum of 85 points by applying the following calculation: 1 km = 1 point | 100 meters of elevation gain = 1 point. Example: A 60 km race with an elevation gain of 2500 meters is equivalent to: (1 X 60) + (2500/100) = 85.

No discipline other than trail running is accepted (A backyard ultra on a dirt road is not a trail race).

List of upgraded races that give access to QMT 100 Mile :

  • Quebec Mega Trail 50 k
  • Trail La Clinique du Coureur 50 k
  • Trail du Grand Duc 50 k

GPX File

Aid stations time table

Mandatory gear

See the RULES PAGE for penalties that apply for missing items during a check.

  • The ability to carry at least 1.5 liter of water;
  • Energy supplements and food;
  • Waterproof windbreaker;
  • Survival blanket 1.4 m x 2 m (4.6 ft. x 6.6 ft.);
  • Cap or scarf for sun protection;
  • Headlamp;
  • Spare headlamp battery;
  • Cell phone;
  • Self-adhesive compression bandage (3 inches X 48 inches);
  • Epipen (for runners with allergies to wasp stings or food).

Suggested gear : 

  1. Mosquito and tick repellent ;
  2. Solar cream ;
  3. Collapsible container (no glass in the aid stations).

Support crew

A supporter is defined as any person who provides material, medical or food support to a runner.

A support team can be composed of a maximum of two people.

Support teams may only assist a runner at the following aid stations :

    • Le Massif
    • Saint-Tite des Caps
    • Mont-Sainte-Anne
    • Summit 1 & 2 (no car access)
    • Auberge du Fondeur

Each member of the support team must wear their identification bracelet during the race. This can be obtained on request when picking up the bib.

  • Team tents are accepted only at the Auberge du Fondeur.
  • Supporters must wait for the organization members to take note of the passage to the feed zone before assisting their runners and after the medical evaluation (if applicable).
  • Supporters must comply with the aid station’s staff instructions, in particular to clear the runners control area.
  • Supporters must remain within 200 meters of the aid station to assist their runners;
  • No supporters are allowed at the following aid stations:
    • Cap du Salut
    • Cap Gribane
    • Mestachibo
  • No pets or unleashed dogs will be allowed at the runners’ checkpoints, at the finish line or along the course;
  • Smoking is not allowed at the checkpoints or along the trail;
  • Throwing garbage on the ground at the checkpoints, along the trail or at the finish line is strictly prohibited.

Pacer

It is mandatory to officially register your pacer. In order to do so, the name of the pacer must be given at the time of the bibs pick-up at the registration desk. A special bib will be issued in the name of the pacer at a cost of $10 (cash only). This bib must be worn at all times. The pacer will wait for the runner in the transition zone where he/she will be able to offer care, material and food.

Pacers are allowed on the last 55 km (Mont-Sainte-Anne area). Only one pacer is allowed per segment. You may choose to be paced from MSA or from the Auberge du Fondeur Aid stations.

  • It is strictly forbidden to physically assist the runner except in case of emergency;
  • The pacer must stay with the runner at all times except in case of emergency;
  • In case of a drop out by the runner, the pacer cannot continue the race;
  • Only one pacer is allowed and must remain the same throughout the segment;
  • The pacer can assist the runner at the aid stations, but cannot arrive before the runner in the station to start preparing;
  • The pacer can not carry equipment, food and liquid for his runner.

drop bags

At registration, you will be given three drop bags of 20 liters.  You must use these bags.

All drop bags (3) are to be collected at the start (Le Germain Hotel) and will be available for you in the following
order :

#1 = Massif Aid Station
#2 = Saint-Tite-des-Caps Aid Station
#3 = Auberge du Fondeur Aid Station

• It is forbidden to attach or put your poles in the bag
• Identify your bag with your bib number and with the aid station number where you want it to appear.
• Drop bags will gradually return to the Convention Center (near the finish line) over the weekend.

River crossings

Before arriving at the Saint-Tite-des-Caps Aid station (KM 80), you will cross a stream under a culvert.

Between KM 112 and KM 150 you will have three small stream crossings.

You will cross the Jean-Larose creek twice 1 km before the finish.

Mandatory Medical Check Up

When : Friday, July 1st from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where : Germain Hotel at Baie-Saint-Paul

Before the 100 mile start, you will have to come for a medical check up in the hotel’s auditorium.  A nurse and a doctor will be onsite to take your weight and blood pressure. Please note that there will be another mandatory medical check up in Saint-Tite-des-Caps at KM 80.

Shuttle

Cost: Free and exclusive for runners. Reservation required before May 1 by completing the form.

Mode of transport: Yellow and black school bus

Itinerary: From finish(Mont-Sainte-Anne) to start(Germain Hotel, Baie-Saint-Paul).

Duration: About 1 hour

When: Friday evening

  • Boarding at 16:30 pm
  • Departure at 17:00 sharp

Where: Mont-Sainte-Anne main parking lot

Safety

First Aid

The goal of  QMT medical team is to always improve, to be aware of your needs, and to prevent rather than intervene. Rest assured that we will do whatever is necessary to help you in case of need. Patience will be required, and our staff may ask you to cover your face with a two-ply medical mask. They may also take the time to cover themselves and put on the necessary protective gear. Please be aware that throughout the race, the Doctor and Medical Director will be assessing the health of the runners. If necessary, they have the authority to remove a runner from the race. You will be able to identify the members of the medical team by a this orange cap below. They will also wear orange reflective suspenders.

Emergency Number

You can reach a member of our medical team at any time by calling the number on the front of your
bib : to come.

Course Safety Closers

People will be in charge of closing each one of the races. If necessary, you can wait for them. However, it is not recommended to go to them. Instead, ask a runner to assist you while you wait for help.

Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists will be present at some of the aid stations and on the course. They can provide first aid and assist with minor musculoskeletal
problems.

Podiatrists

Podiatrists will be present at the MSA Aid station, for those who wish to have their foot injuries treated.

Road Safety

When using a paved road or a road with traffic, you must respect the traffic safety code. For example, when crossing a road, you must stop to yield ifnecessary. Wear and turn on your headlamp when
it’s dark or night.

MOBILE APP OF THE COURSE

We strongly suggest that you download the ONDAGO application to your cell phone. ONDAGO is available for Android and IOS. Under the «sporting events» tab you will find the Quebec Mega Trail map. Once downloaded, you will be able to find your way anytime on the course. We advise that you put your phone in «airplane» mode to save your battery. This application is used by the security team and greatly facilitates an evacuation when a participant can tell us about his position on Ondago.

Race Marking

Direction: White reflective arrow on orange background

Incorrect direction: Black X on an orange reflective background

Ribbon: orange with black QMT logo

Flags: orange

Do not cross: tape on the ground

Podiums

PODIUM CEREMONY

The top five male and top five female finishers will be recognized at the podium ceremony.


FINISHER

All solo finishers will receive a QMT 100 MILE official belt buckle.

Training plans