We searched the country for the best place to build what would be Australia’s most challenging, stunning and prestigious 100km trail running event. The breathtaking trails located in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park of Australia was the obvious choice. Starting in 2008 as The North Face 100 and Marathon Pairs, the 50km was introduced in 2013. Ultra Trail Australia has captivated runners locally and internationally and It has quickly grown to become one of the most talked about endurance events in Australian history.
ULTRA-TRAIL AUSTRALIA 100
This is where it all started. AROC Sport searched the country for the best place to build what would be Australia’s most challenging, stunning and prestigious 100km trail running event. The breathtaking trails located in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park of Australia were the obvious choice. Known as The North Face 100 from 2008 to 2015. Stunning views, lots of stairs and an elevation gain of 4,400m.
ULTRA-TRAIL AUSTRALIA 50
The Ultra-Trail Australia 50 was introduced in 2013 and has quickly stepped out of the shadow of the 100km event to become an iconic event in its own right. As a shorter ultra, the 50km is a perfect race for runners taking on their first ultra. This challenging 50km course follows the second half of the 100km route through the Kedumba Valley. 2,400m of elevation gain.
Starting at the iconic Queen Victoria Hospital and finishing at the atmospheric Scenic World, the Pace UTA22 will be the perfect introduction for new runners curious about trail and ultra running. This event will also offer runners the opportunity to get a taste for the ultra course. 1,200m of elevation gain.
SCENIC WORLD UTA951
This is a fun and inclusive time trial up the infamous Furber Stairs – the finish of the other Ultra-Trail Australia events. 951 stairs in 1km! How much burn can your legs take? There will be various opportunities to test yourself and this is open to everyone. Plus you get to finish under the official finish line at Scenic World. The entry includes a ride down the Scenic Railway – the steepest incline railway in the world.
This is an opportunity for people to begin a relationship with the festival and set goals for the future.
The Injinji 1km-4-Kids is an inclusive and fun event engaging families and facilitating community connection. This is where our runners of the future get to shine. The event honours the role of children as a valued part of the festival and allows them to experience trail running for themselves. A participatory race, each kid receives a medal. Hosted just prior to the main presentations, the Injinji 1km-4-Kids also creates an unforgettable atmosphere for the event wrap up. For any age up to 12 years.
For more information and tickets head to Ultra Trail Australia