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.
Click Here for the complete 50km course description
Click Here to download the elevation profile
The course has approximately 2,400m of elevation gain (2,400m of climb and 2,400m of descent).
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 6:32am and 8:02am, depending on your wave
The Ultra-Trail Australia 50km must be completed by 9:32pm on Saturday 18 May 2019
There are also 2 additional checkpoints that must be reached according to the following
- Fairmont Resort Water Point – 12:33am – 17.2km
- Checkpoint 501 – 3.38pm – 28.4km
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
At checkpoint 501 support crew is NOT permitted. Water, electrolyte drink (pre-mixed) and gels, bakery items, fruit, salt, chips, lollies, hot water, tea, coffee and soup will be available. There will also be a food van selling various hot food, drinks and coffee.
There will also be two other basic points on the course providing very minimal sustenance. These include:
- Water point at Fairmont Resort at 17.2km with water, salt, chips and lollies only.
- Emergency Aid Station at 41.2km with water, salt and lollies only.
There will be port-a-loos at the start, all checkpoints and the Emergency Aid Station.
First Aid will be available at Fairmont Resort Water Point, Checkpoint 501, the Emergency Aid Station and the finish. There will also be roving first aid crews on the course.
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.
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 16 May – 12pm – 7pm
Friday 17 May – 10am – 8pm
Finishers T-shirts, Medals and Certificates
All runners who enter the 50km will receive a special edition Ultra-Trail Australia technical t-shirt
All finishers will receive the special UTA50 finisher’s Buff and a finisher’s medal as they cross the finish line.
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 50km 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|