We might be biased, but we think Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB has the best playing field in all of sports. The Blue Mountains provide an almost purpose-built trail running nirvana. There’s a variety of trails and terrain across one of the most spectacular natural landscapes anywhere in Australia or around the world.
All UTA distances are designed to take in the best of this spectacular location… and whilst all have their challenges, they are achievable enough to give all runners the best chance to cross the finish line.
The first race of the weekend is the UTA11 on Thursday. This is a great introduction for new trail runners and is stunningly beautiful but also just the right mix of fun and run to have you puffing hard, but also smiling all the way to the finish line.
On Friday, UTA22 provides runners a true taste of the longer courses over a distance that is achievable for first timers and fun for all.
The perfect race for runners taking on their first ultra or stepping up from shorter distances, the UTA50 course is challenging but rewarding as it tracks the second half of the UTA100 route through the beautiful Kedumba Valley.
One hundred of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring kilometres that you will ever run. The UTA100 course takes you along cliff tops, through lush valleys, across scenic ridges … and then up the famous Furber steps (all 951 of them) to the finish line.
Rounding out the weekend, the 1km-4-Kids is a chance for the future stars of trail running to hit the trails and finish under the UTA arch!