Race Details

RACE DATE

Friday 14 May 2021

ENTRY FEE View entry fees
DISTANCE & ELEVATION 22.7km with 910m+/- elevation gain
START TIME 6:20am – 8:30am
START LINE KCC Oval. View start line map
FINISH LINE Scenic World, Violet St and Cliff Dr, Katoomba NSW. View finish line map
ENTRY INCLUSIONS Race entry, race pack, finisher medal and visor, finisher certificate, fully stocked checkpoints, drop bag service, on-course medical support and assistance, course photography.
MINIMUM AGE 16 years of age on race day
MANDATORY GEAR

All runners must carry mandatory gear during the race. Details are on the mandatory gear page.

START GROUP SELECTION There are multiple different start groups. View the Start Group Selection page to assist you in making an appropriate selection.
TOTAL ALLOWABLE TIME 7hr 30min
CUTOFF PACE REQUIRED (min/km) 18:40/km
EXPECTED TIME FIRST FINISHER 1:45 hours (8:05am)
EXPECTED TIME FINAL FINISHER 7:5 hours (4:00pm)
TIMING RESULTS

The following age divisions for both male and female will be used for the results (age on day of race is used to determine your division):

  • Junior (16-17 years)
  • Open (18-29 years)
  • Veterans (30-39 years)
  • Masters (40-49 years)
  • Super Masters (50-59 years)
  • Grand Masters (60-69 years)
  • Supreme Masters (70+ years)
AWARDS & PRIZES
  • 3 fastest male and females finishers receive a trophy and free entry to the following year’s event.
  • Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division.
UTMB logo en Finishers of Ultra-Trail Australia 22 will gain 1 qualifying point towards The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.

All information subject to change

Course

UTA22 is a challenging and super-fun loop course that takes in all the beauty of the Blue Mountains but is still achievable for those newbies to trail running.

Your start is at KCC Oval, across the road from Scenic World. The route takes you along UTA course highlights like the famous Golden Stairs, Federal Pass, Three Sisters, Leura Cascades, Elysian Rock and Prince Henry Cliff Walk, before heading up the Furber Steps to your finish line at Scenic World.

Whether you're new to trail running or looking to take in some of the UTA highlights without going ultra distance - the UTA22 is perfect for you!

Maps

UTA21 22 map FA2

PDF

KML

TOPO - Overview

GPX Waypoints

Mapping app

Course Descriptions

Check out the training on course page for information.

View the track closures from NPWS and BMCC before heading out. 

Course is subject to change

Terrain

path 8

80% Paths

Walking tracks, single track

Tracks 2

8% Tracks

Fire roads, dirt roads

road 7

12% Road

Bitumen roads

Checkpoints

CHECKPOINTS

LOCATION

DISTANCE FROM START

DEPARTURE CUT-OFF TIME*

DROP BAG LOCATION

Start KCC Oval 0km   Yes
Base of Furber Base of Furber Steps 10km 11:45am No
Water Point Leuralla Amphitheatre 16km 2:15pm No
Finish Scenic World 22.7km 4:00pm  Yes

*The cut-off times are for leaving the relevant checkpoint. If you miss the cut-off then you must follow the directions of officials. Please note that in bad weather conditions, cut-offs may need to be brought forward during the event.

Drop Bags

A Finish Line Drop Bag service will be available which allows you to have your own personal supplies (change of clothes, shoes, shorts, post race nutrition, etc.) at the finish line.

Your bag needs be closable and soft and a reasonable size. Cool-bags from the big supermarkets are perfect! In line with our commitment to sustainability please don’t use plastic bags or plastic boxes – these will not be accepted. One Finish Line Drop Bag per runner is allowed.

Finish line drop bags can be left in the designated Gear Drop Marquee area near the start line at KCC Oval on Saturday morning.

Collect by showing your race number at the designated Gear Drop Marquee.

 

  • Please don’t use glass bottles/jars
  • Clearly mark your drop-bag using permanent marker pen with:
    - Surname,
    - race number
  • At the finish line drop bags will be lined up numerical order. Any bags without or clearly written/visible with a name and race number, will placed at the end of the number range.
  • Only the runner can collect their drop bag.

bag drop

volunteers aid station refill

PARTNERS