QMT 80

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QMT 80 - majestic

Start at sunrise on the St. Lawrence River, and climb the Massif de Charlevoix to access the famous Sentier des Caps. Finish in the very technical Mestashibo trail. A truly challenging and technical trail race with a Quebec twist!

Venue of departure Petite-Rivière-Saint-François(Quay)
Distance 80 KM
Total elevation gain +3290 m
Total elevation loss -3110 m
Aid stations 6
Men's course record 08:42:00 (Jean-Philippe Thibodeau, CAN, 2021)
Women's course record 10:09:20 (Mylène Sansoucy, CAN, 2023)
Technical level 5/5
Average time 14:00:00
Cut off time 19:00:00
International Trail Running Association 3 points

Further information

Course Map

Elevation Profil

Aid Stations time Table

Mandatory gear

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

  • The ability to carry at least 1 liter of water;
  • Energy supplements and food;
  • Survival blanket 1.4 m x 2 m (4.6 ft. x 6.6 ft.);
  • Cap or scarf for sun protection;
  • Head lamp (From Saint-Tite-des-Caps aid station)
  • 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.

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

    1. Le Massif
    2. Saint-Tite des Caps

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.

drop bags

At registration, you will be given one drop bags of 20 liters.  You must use this bag.

All drop bags are to be collected at the start (Petite Rivière Saint-François) and will be available for you at :

Saint-Tite-des-Caps 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.


Before arriving at the Saint-Tite-des-Caps Aid station (KM 57), you will cross a stream under a culvert.


Cost: Free and exclusive for runners

Mode of transport: Yellow and black school bus

Itinerary: From finish(Mont-Sainte-Anne) to start(Rue du Quai, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François).

Duration: About 45 minutes

When: Saturday morning

  • Boarding at 03:00
  • Departure at 03:30 exactly

Where: Mont-Sainte-Anne main parking lot


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


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.


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



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


All finishers will receive a QMT collection glass.

Training plans