The UTA22 is 21.6km and follows the final leg of both the 50km and 100km courses.The start is at Queen Victoria Hospital, at the end of Tableland Road in Wentworth Falls.
The route follows Kedumba Valley Road firetrail down through Kedumba Pass, then Sublime Point Ridge firetrail across The Jamison Valley over Jamison Creek and Leura Falls Creek and through to the Old Sewage Treatment Works site.
The route then follows single track up to Leura Forest and along Federal Pass before the last climb up Furber Steps to the finish at Scenic World.
This is a great introduction to Ultra-Trail Australia and trail running. It is a challenging course that takes in the beauty of the Blue Mountains but still achievable for novice trail runners.
Click Here for the complete UTA22 course description
Click Here to download the elevation profile
The course has approximately 1,200m of elevation gain (1,200m of climb and 1,200m of descent).
Flights and Additional Travel
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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 on the official website – www.ultratrailaustralia.com.au
Your entry fee to the UTA22 is included in the price of your package
There is no requirement to have completed any other particular event in order to participate in UTA22
UTA22 starts between 9:00am and 10:40am, depending on your wave
The UTA22 must be completed by 5.25pm which gives competitors a total time of 6 hour 45 minute to complete the 21.6km course. This cut-off applies to every start group, not just the last start group.
The following cut-off times are for leaving the relevant checkpoint. If you miss the cut-off then you must follow the directions of officials.
- Emergency Aid Station – 2.10pm Friday (3hrs30min) – 12.8km
- Base of Furber Steps – 4.40pm Friday (6hrs) – 20.7km
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 UTA22 event
There is an Emergency Aid Station at the 12.8km mark. This point will act as a remote checkpoint for the UTA22 event. The checkpoint is located at the Helipad on the Sublime Point Ridge Fire trail.
There will be water, electrolyte drink (pre-mixed) and food available. The food will include an assortment of fruit, gels, salt, chips, lollies and muesli bars.
First Aid will be available at the Emergency Aid Station and at the finish. There will also be roving first aid crews on the course.
There will be port-a-loos at Scenic World in the morning, the start location and the Emergency Aid Station. There will be flushing toilets at the Finish.
Personal Refreshments and Clothing
Each runner may take one closable soft bag to the start on the bus. While a Woolworths/Coles Cool Bag is recommended, it can be any bag and as large as needed. Warm-up clothes should be placed into the drop bag prior to the start time and left in the designated area near the start line at Queen Victoria Hospital. Plastic bags/garbage bags and hard plastic boxes will not be accepted. All drop bags must be clearly marked with surname and race number. Write on the bag with a thick permanent marker pen rather than trying to attach a label that may be ripped from bags in transport and handling. 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.
After the start, drop bags will be transported back to the finish and lined up 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 finish by showing their race number.
It is the responsibility of runners to collect their drop bag from Scenic World. Any finish drop bags not collected by Friday 6pm will be disposed of.
Runners, spectators and supporters are not permitted to drive to the start as there is not adequate parking at Queen Victoria Hospital. All runners and any spectators and supporters wishing to watch the race start must assemble at Scenic World on the Friday morning and then take the bus from Scenic World to the start at Queen Victoria Hospital. The buses are free for runners only. Spectators and supporters must pre-purchase a UTA22 Spectator Bus Ticket to be able to watch the start. This ticket includes the return trip.
Buses will leave Scenic World in bulk at two different times. Runners will be allocated a shuttle time depending upon their start group choice (there are six start groups between 9am and 10:40am).This is to ensure runners arrive at the start line in time for their start. Anyone missing their bus will miss the
- Shuttle 1 is at 8:00am Friday and is for runners in Start Groups 1, 2, 3 and probably 4
- Shuttle 2 is at 9:10am Friday and is for runners in Start Groups 5 and 6
The final decision on the shuttle time for runners in Start Group 4 will be made in March and will be dependent upon getting equal numbers of runners into each shuttle.
Spectators and supporters will choose a shuttle time when they purchase their bus ticket. Once one of the shuttle times is fully booked, it will no longer be available and people will only be able to book the remaining available shuttle time.
Spectator bus tickets will be available to purchase from the Ultra Trail Australia website from March 2019.
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 16 May – 12pm – 7pm
Friday 17 May – 10am – 8pm
Finishers T-shirts, Medals and Certificates
All finishers will receive a special edition UTA22 finisher’s visor and finisher’s medal as they cross the finish line at Scenic World.
Finisher’s certificates will be available for download from the results system, LiveTrail. They will be available approximately 1 week after the event once official results are finalised.
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
Scenic World UTA951
Ultra Trail AustraliaI absolutely loved this event met people on the way having chats helping people getting over heights fear, had some great laughs, the volunteers amazing, joining in laughing with us. I could not ...
I absolutely loved this event met people on the way having chats helping people getting over heights fear, had some great laughs, the volunteers amazing, joining in laughing with us.
I could not fault anything. Our accommodation at Katoomba Central Motel was brilliant; so central and very helpful at the Reception. It’s nice to stay in old fashion accommodation for a change we had everything supplied.
The bus service well we could not fault it, fabulous. Thank you to the Travelling Fit team for helping me with my queries. This is the second time I have taken on Traveling Fit including NY in 2016, a great service supplied.
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 to 4 nights’ accommodation at one of specially selected hotels with the option to extend your stay both pre and post event.
- 3 Sisters Motel – 3 Star
- Palais Royale – 3.5 Star
- Fairmont Resort – 4 Star
- Backpacker Hostel – contact us for details
Your guaranteed race entry is also included in the price of the package.
- Guaranteed Race Entry for the UTA22 event (runners only)
- 2 or 4 night’s accommodation at specific hotel/motel
Check-in: Fri 17 May - Check-out: Sun 19 May
Excluding 3 Sisters Motel and Palaise Royale which require a minimum of 4 nights
- Invitation to Travelling Fits' VIP Facebook Group
Exclusive to Travelling Fit runners
|50% of package cost|
|Friday 1st February 2019|