MEC Gatineau Park Ultra - Cancelled

  • Date
    Sunday, 09 August, 2020
  • Time
    From 07:00 am to 03:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
  • Address
    Camp Fortune
    300 chemin Dunlop
    Chelsea, QC

2020 High Point Race Series – COVID Cancellation Notice

As you know, COVID-19 has affected how we can safely recreate together in groups. Given these evolving guidelines, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 High Point Race Series.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances associated with COVID-19, MEC is making an exception to our refund policy and will be providing all race participants with a refund of their paid registration fee. Registered race participants will receive an email from MEC regarding the refund process.

Thank you for choosing to run with us. We hope to see you out on the trails, racing again soon.


3K / 11K / 20K / 30K / 50K

New trail runner? Experienced trail runner? There’s a challenge with your name on it in Gatineau Park. Expect excellent singletrack, tough climbs (you got this), and a fun vibe at the foot of the mountain for your crew. Named one of Canada’s must-run trail races by Canadian Running. 

Well-marked routes and fun finish line vibes with music, stretch zones and product demos.





Early Bird

Until Jan 31 at 11:59pm


Until Aug 5 at 11:50pm


Until Aug 8 at 9:00pm

Race Day

From 7:00am to 8:00am
3K $15 $20 $20 $30
11K $15 $20 $20 $30
20K $20 $25 $25 $35
30K $25 $30 $30 $40
50K $40 $45 $45 N/A

Note: This race has a registration cap. Sign up early before it sells out!

What's included?

  • 10% off in-store purchases during package pick-up
  • Chip timing by Sportstats
  • Vendor Village with samples, demos, and more!
  • Finish line vibes + unlimited high fives 


Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances. Please see our refund policy.



Elevation Start Time Aid Stations Cut-Off Time
3K N/A 8:45 am 0 N/A
11K 175m 8:30 am 2 2:30 pm
20K 342m 8:15 am 4 2:15 pm
30K 552m 8:00 am 7* 2:00 pm
50K 852m 7:45 am 12* 2:45 pm

*Mandatory Aid Station check-ins required

Select your distance below for route maps & more info:





Distance changes will be accepted online until 11:59PM on August 8 2020. We will not accept any race day distance changes.

If you move down in distance you will not be refunded the price difference.

CLICK HERE to request a race distance change.

package PICK-UP

Location Date Time

MEC Ottawa

366 Richmond Rd, Ottawa

Friday, Aug 7

Saturday, Aug 8



In-Store Discount

Receive 10% off in-store purchases* during package pick-up. Just show your bib upon check-out to redeem! 

*Discount applies to in-stock, regular priced product in-store (Arcteryx, Patagonia, Blundstone, Birkenstock and Glerups footwear are exempt) and may not be combined with any other package deal or existing discount. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Race Day package pick-up will not be available. 

Can't make package pick-up? No stress. Send a friend or family member with your full name and race confirmation email to pick up your package for you.




Race Location

Camp Fortune - 300 Chemin Dunlop, Chelsea QC


Free parking is available at the upper lot at Camp Fortune. Please follow the directs of staff/volunteers when you arrive.

How to Get There

To reduce our impact, we suggest carpooling to the race - details coming soon! 

Pre-Race Warm-Ups

Join Salomon Ambassadors and United For Sport coaches/elite athletes for a group warm-up and short trail running clinic before the race. Meet in front of the Fortune main lodge (upper entrance).

Open to all levels of runners. 

7:30am 20K & 30K Warm-up (20-25mins)

7:50am 11K Warm-up (20-25mins)


In an effort to reduce our environmental impact, the 20K, 30K, and 50K will be cup-free!

Help us keep our races green by bringing your own water bottle, wearing a hydration vest, or bringing your reusable cup

Race Results

There will be live unofficial race day results at Official standings will be posted online within two business days of the event. We’ll be giving out medals to the top three male and female finishers in each distance category (no age categories awards).

Canadian Mountain Running Qualifying Series

This race is part of the 2020 Canadian Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series.                 

Finishing in the top 5 in your age group in two races in the qualifying series, including this race, will allow you to be eligible to enter for the 2021 Canadian Mountain Running Championships.                                                                                          

For more information about the 2020 Canadian Mountain Running Qualifying Series Races, go to:                                                                                                   

To find out more about mountain running in Canada, go to:   


A race is only as strong as its volunteers, so thank you for supporting this years race. Volunteering with MEC is an absolute blast with lots of cheering and countless high-fives. Grab a friend and sign up today!

As a volunteer you will receive the following:

  • Access to the in-store 10% discount during package pick-up
  • Endless gratitude from the run community

CLICK HERE to register as a volunteer!     


Click on the links below for more information: 

Auberge Old Chelsea

Wakefield Mill