For the Ultra-Trail Australia 50km 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 on the official website – www.ultratrailaustralia.com.au
Your entry fee to the Ultra-Trail Australia 50km 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 50km
The Ultra-Trail Australia 50km starts between 7:17am and 7:54am, depending on your wave
The Ultra-Trail Australia 50km must be completed by 9:24pm on Saturday 19 May 2018
There are also 2 additional checkpoints that must be reached according to the following schedule
- Fairmont Resort Water Point – 12:25pm – 17.2km
- Checkpoint 501 – 3.30pm – 24.8km
Finish – 9.24pm Sunday – 50km
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
First Aid will be available checkpoint 501 (28km). 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 are no official pace setters for the Ultra-Trail Australia 50km
Personal Refreshments and Clothing
You are able to leave a soft bag at the start so you can have warm dry clothes and footwear for when you finish.
This bag must be marked with your surname and race number.
Please contact us should you require transport to the start/finish at Scenic World, Katoomba (note that there is very limited parking for competitors at this venue)
Parking passes for the Main Event Car park can be pre-purchased if required but are limited and on a “first come, first served” basis.
On the Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be a free event shuttle bus service to take runners, support crews and spectators between Katoomba town centre and Scenic World.
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 – 6pm
Friday 18 May – 10am – 8pm
Finishers T-shirts, Medals and Certificates
All Ultra-Trail Australia 50km finishers will 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
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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 50km (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