Parc National Opémican secteur Rivière Kipawa, Laniel, Qc
September 30th, 2023
Welcome to the beautifully steep Témis Ultra, a trail race taking place on September 30th, 2023 in Laniel, QC at the national park of Opémican. This year, participants will be able to choose 3 times, either 3, 6 or 12 hours, where they will have to perform as many loops as they can and what they want. We are looking for participants from all categories, both experienced athletes and Sunday walkers! Everyone travels the distance of their choice at their own pace! We want to promote the Témiscamingue landscape and create a festive atmosphere that encourages both physical activity and socialization! Témis Ultra wants to encourage the development of outdoor ecotourism in its region by partnering with the Coop plein air!
« An endurance race is not the one that goes the fastest, but the one that slows down the least »
Temis Ultra’s Vision
Unlike Cross Country where the emphasis is on speed, ultramarathons, on the other hand, focus much more on the distance to be covered and in order to do this one must run / walk with ease of breathing and enjoy the moment. Yes, we create a competitive environment to encourage surpassing oneself, but above all a pleasant environment to enjoy the great outdoors together and encourage each other in our goals. There is no pressure to perform, everyone manages their race as they wish, it is allowed to do 10 km in 12 hours, whether running or walking with poles. I guarantee you will love the warm atmosphere of the event, a gathering for outdoor enthusiasts! Our base camp has a big tent to welcome you all, a massage area sponsored by the Movens clinic, a campfire under the stars as well as a rustic toilet for everything you need. be happy !
3 categories offered
To register clik on the link below
Schedule of the day
We will be ready to welcome you from 7:30 AM, and we invite you to arrive no later than 8:30 AM so you have time to park and pick up your bib.
The pre-race speech will be given around 8:50 AM, and it’s essential to attend in order to fully understand how the race works.
9:00 AM: Start of all races! (3h, 6h, and 12h)
12:15 PM: Podium for the 3h race.
3:15 PM: Podium for the 6h race.
9:15 PM: Podium for the 12h race (or earlier if there are no more runners on the course).
10:00 PM: Site closure.
***It’s not mandatory to attend the entire event, for example, a 12h runner may leave the race at 4:00 PM, but please inform us to avoid initiating a search.
Map of the Race
Each loop measures: 7,60 km 200 m D+
Number of supplies: 2
Trail Difficulty: moderate
The meeting point is at the parking lot of the Grande Chute in Opémican National Park. Each loop measures 8 km with 200 m elevation gain.
From the start to the first aid station, you have about 3 km of easy gravel road (watch out for cars).
First aid station!
Next, you’ll reach the La-Paroi-Aux-Faucons trail, which is about 1 km long and still easy, but with a little more elevation gain.
Second aid station! (same as the first)
Now, you’re in for a short intense section, as you’ll have to climb a steep little mountain for about 500 m.
Next up is probably the most beautiful trail in the national park, the Inukshuk trail! You’ll love it as you run along the Témiscamingue Lake at a high altitude for 1.2 km. It’s very smooth!
Now, you’re at the toughest part of the loop, with about 2.4 km of single-track trail with lots of elevation changes that go up and down. You’ll be dreaming of the aid station! When you hear the sound of the falls, you’ll know that you’re getting close to the finish line!
But before that, you’ll have to climb the La-Grande-Chute trail for about 600 m. Take some time to admire the spectacular waterfall.
That’s the end of your loop, and it’s time to start again! Don’t forget to hydrate and eat!
The race takes place within the territory of the Sépaq, so park regulations apply at all times.
- The participant must complete their loop BEFORE the time limit of their category (e.g. a 12-hour runner who completes their 7th loop in 12h05m will not have their last loop counted in the results (it’s part of the challenge to finish on time!))
- You must respect the one-way direction of the race (clockwise), as the course markings only work on one side.
- You must wear your race bib at all times (it’s used to keep track of your laps).
- Alcohol and drugs are not allowed on the race site.
- All participants must have left the race site by 10 p.m. at the latest.
- Témis Ultra no longer provides accommodation, so you must book your own lodging (see on main website page for lodging suggestions).
- Opémican National Park remains open during the event, so participants must be courteous to other park users.
- A participant may not run with their pet.
- You must carry your headlamp from 7 p.m.
- The headlamp must be turned on from 8 p.m.
Your Registration Includes…
Be on the list of participants
Your name will be entered in the main draw and you will be able to count your loops
When the physical pains start to appear, you can then take advantage of the expertise of the Movens clinic to relieve you!
In terms of nutrition, everything will be provided to you, complete meals (the menu will be published a few days before the event), energy foods, salt, sugar …
With so many panoramic views, our photographer will be spoiled for choice to take a picture of you to immortalize this moment at Témis Ultra.
On the beverage side, we will provide you with water, gatorade, coffee and beer from Témiscamingue so you can stay up late!
Who knows ? Perhaps it will be you on the podium and winning a product with a regional flavor.