For the event, the course will be marked with red directional arrows on a white background ‘→’, red crosses on white background ‘X’ and pink flagging tape. There will also be reflective tape on night time sections.
You need to pay attention, especially at night, to follow these course markings. You do not need to navigate your way along the course with a map and compass. However for safety reasons you are required to carry a compass, the course map and course descriptions.
A double sided, A3 colour map of the course and course descriptions will be provided to you at Race Check-In.
There will be course markings at least every 500m and at every track junction. At all track junctions there will be an arrow indicating the direction of the route as well as confirmation pink flagging tape along the correct route. There will also be a cross on the tracks that you should not take. There will be a distance sign every 5km.
Flights and Additional Travel
Travelling Fit is a fully accredited travel agency which offers a full range of services to our clients. This enables us to book your flights and additional touring to help us assist you in creating your perfect holiday experience.
This is a summary of some of the initial information. You will need to read the event website and in particular the Competitor Briefing document before the event which can be found here – www.ultratrailaustralia.com.au
Your entry fee to the Ultra-Trail Australia 100 is included in the price of your package
There is no requirement to have completed any other particular event in order to participate in Ultra-Trail Australia 100
The Ultra-Trail Australia starts between 6:20am and 7:54am, depending on your wave
The Ultra-Trail Australia must be completed by 11:54am on Sunday 20 May 2018
There are also 6 additional checkpoints that must be reached according to the following schedule
- Checkpoint 1 – 10:34am Saturday – 11.4km
- Checkpoint 2 – 2:49pm Saturday – 31.6km
- Checkpoint 3 – 7:14pm Saturday – 46km
- Checkpoint 4 – 10:34pm Saturday – 57.3km
- Fairmont Resort Water Point – 2:39am Sunday – 69.4km
- Checkpoint 5 – 5.39am Sunday – 78.4km
The race uses chip timing.
The timing chip will be on the back of your race number plus on a bag tag.
At Race Check-In (Thursday or Friday) you will collect your race pack which includes your race number and other items of mandatory equipment that are ‘provided by organisers’.
These include items such as maps, course descriptions, participants emergency instructions etc.
Included in this race pack is also a Bag Timing Tag. This is a separate timing tag to be attached to your back pack.
You will also collect your race giveaways once you have completed the mandatory gear check
There are no official pace setters for the Ultra-Trail Australia 100
First Aid will be available at each checkpoint, Fairmont Resort Water Point, the Emergency Aid Station and the finish. There will also be roving first aid crews on the course.
There will be port-a-loos at the start, all checkpoints and the Emergency Aid Station.
There will be flushing toilets at Fairmont Resort Water Point and the Finish.
There will also be two other basic points on the course providing very minimal sustenance. These include:
- Water point at Fairmont Resort at 69.4km with water, salt, chips and lollies only.
- Emergency Aid Station at 91.2km with water, salt and lollies only.
Personal Refreshments and Clothing
There is a drop bag service for runners without a support crew. Runners may use a mixture of support crew at some checkpoints and the drop bag service at other checkpoints. The drop bag service should not be used for any checkpoints that your support crew will definitely be in attendance. Drop bags can be useful for extra food, gels, body lubricant, spare socks, clothing, batteries and spare headlamp at the checkpoints and for warm, dry clothing and footwear at the finish. Drop bags will be taken to the following locations:
- Checkpoint 3 (Six Foot Track)
- Checkpoint 4 (Katoomba Aquatic Centre)
- Checkpoint 5 (Queen Victoria Hospital)
- The Finish (Scenic World)
One drop bag per runner is permitted for each of the above locations. Drop bags must be closable and SOFT (Woolworths/Coles Cool Bag is strongly recommended). Plastic bags/garbage bags and hard plastic boxes will not be accepted.
Checkpoint drop bags must be less than 20 litres in volume and less than 10kg in weight. The finish drop bag can be as large as needed. Drop bags must not contain any glass bottles and any liquids must be limited and if included, must be securely contained. Valuable items should not be left in drop bags.
All drop bags must be clearly marked with surname, race number and checkpoint location (ie CP3, CP4, CP5 or FINISH). Write on the drop bag with a thick permanent marker pen rather than trying to attach a label that may be ripped from your bag in transport and handling.
Checkpoint drop bags must be delivered to the checkpoint trucks at Race Check-In on the Friday evening between 4pm and 6:30pm or between 7:15pm and 8pm. It is the responsibility of the runner to ensure checkpoint drop bags are placed into the correct checkpoint trucks on the Friday evening. All checkpoint drop bags must be in by 8pm on the Friday evening.
Finish drop bags should be left in the designated area near the start line at Scenic World on the Saturday morning.
At each drop bag location, checkpoint staff will line up drop bags in race number order. Any bags without a name and race number written clearly, securely and easily visible will not be able to be placed into order. Only the runner can collect their drop bag at the drop bag locations. Once each checkpoint drop bag is finished with it must be taken to the used drop bag pile.
Drop bags will be returned to the drop bag marquee near the finish area at Scenic World within 4 hours of the relevant checkpoint cut-off time. It is the responsibility of runners to collect their drop bags from Scenic World. Any drop bags not collected by midday on the Sunday will be disposed of.
On race day there will be a free event shuttle bus service to take runners, support crews and spectators between Katoomba town centre and Scenic World.
Note: at this stage there is no transport available if staying at the Fairmont Resort. You will need a car.
Parking passes for the Main Event Carpark can be pre-purchased if required but are limited and on a “first come, first served” basis.
The Ultra-Trail Australia Event Expo will be an energetic and dynamic festival style expo celebrating the world of ultra trail running and adventure.
Held at KCC Plaza in Katoomba, The Ultra-Trail Australia Festival will feature over 30 engaging and relevant exhibitors from the running and outdoor industry, entertaining performances from local artists, kids activities, food stalls, coffee stands and more!
Opening times are:
Thursday 17 May – 12pm – 7pm
Friday 18 May – 10am – 8pm
Finishers T-shirts, Medals and Certificates
100km runners who finish in under 14 hours receive the coveted silver belt buckle.
100km finishers between 14 hours and 20 hours receive the bronze belt buckle and finishers over 20 hours receive a finishers medal.
The average daytime temperature in Katoomba is 23 degrees Celsius and the average nighttime temperature is 13 degrees Celsius.
Please note that these can vary significantly on any given day
Ultra-Trail Australia 50km
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WELCOME TO THE BLUE MOUNTAINS IN NSW, AUSTRALIA
Travelling Fit is delighted to announce that we are the official travel partner for Ultra-Trail Australia and are able to offer a very limited number of guaranteed entries to the Ultra-Trail Australia event held in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
Our packages include a minimum of 2 nights’ accommodation at one of specially selected hotels with the option to extend your stay both pre and post event.
- Katoomba Town Centre Motel – 3 Star
- 3 Sisters Motel – 3 Star
- La Maison Hotel – 3 Star
- Palais Royale – 3.5 Star
- Fairmont Resort – 4 Star
Your guaranteed race entry is also included in the price of the package.
- Guaranteed Race Entry for 2018 Ultra-Trail Australia 100km (runners only)
- 2 night’s accommodation at the Hotel/Resort of your choice
Check-in: Fri 18 May - Check-out: Sun 20 May
Excluding La Maison and Palais Royal which require a minimum of 3 nights (Thu-Sun)
- Invitation to Travelling Fits' VIP Facebook Group
Exclusive to Travelling Fit runners
Payment: Full payment required at time of booking