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Taking the magic of our longer distances and distilling it into an achieveable and enjoyable day on the trails.

Race Category


Running Stones



21.8 KM

Elevation Gain

1208 M+

Start Date

Friday 16th May 2025

Race Start

Queen Victoria Hospital - 06:20

Max Allowed Race Time

07 Hours



Taking place on the Friday of event weekend, UTA22 is a super-fun and achievable introduction to distance trail running. The course takes in all the beauty of the Blue Mountains.


UTA22 FRIDAY 16 MAY 2025
ENTRY INCLUSIONS Race entry, race pack, finisher medal, finisher gift, finisher certificate, fully stocked checkpoints, drop bag service, on-course medical support and assistance, course photography.
BUSES There will be a free shuttle bus service to take runners, to the start line. You can find more details about this at the bottom of this page.
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 start groups. View the Start Group Selection page to assist you in making an appropriate selection.
FIRST FINISHER 1hr 32min (7:54am)
FINAL FINISHER 7 hours (4:40pm)
TIMING RESULTS The following age divisions for both male and female will be used for race results (age as at 31/12/2024 is used to determine your age division): 16-17, 18-19, 20-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+
AWARDS & PRIZES 3 fastest male and females finishers receive a trophy and free entry to the following year’s event.
Trophies will be awarded to 1st in each division.
UTMB Qualifying 2025 ws20KM
The UTA22 is a UTMB World Series 20K Event. Finishers of UTA22 will receive 1 running stone.


UTA22 is a challenging and fun 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 Queen Victoria Hospital. The route takes you along UTA course highlights through Kedumba Valley before heading up the final section of the Giant 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!


*2024 course above. Maps subject to change, and may change for reason outside of the Race Organisers control. Select the Time Charts tabs to view the cut-off times for leaving the relevant checkpoint. If you miss the cut-off then you must follow the directions of officials. Time Charts show estimated fastest and slowest time for each race leg and should be used as a guide only. Please note that in bad weather conditions, cut-offs may need to be brought forward during the event.


All the information you need to know before starting an extraordinary adventure.


The UTA22 has one checkpoint along its route. The UTA22 checkpoint offers you the opportunity to refuel, rehydrate and prepare for the next leg of your journey!
Read more about checkpoints


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. Finish line drop bags can be left in the designated Drop Bag area at CMS near the start line at Scenic World on Saturday morning.
Read the rules on drop bags


Every runner at UTA will have to carry mandatory gear. The mandatory gear list contains what we believe is the absolute minimum to keep you safe during the event and in the Blue Mountain’s unpredictable weather systems.
Read Mandatory Gear rules


To help congestion on the course and ensure an enjoyable and safe race for everyone, we have a tried-and-tested start group process to match-up runners of similar abilities. Find out more about the start group request process, seeding options and start group times.
Learn about Start Group Selection


A large portion of the UTA courses are publically accessible throughout the year, offering the opportunity to train on course prior to raceday. Please take care and give way to members of the general public when training on course. Some sections of the course are on private land, and may be closed for track works or maintenance outside of event times, so please read about these before heading out.
Read about Training & Nutrition


All UTA22 athletes are required to catch a free event shuttle bus to the start line. Whilst these buses are free, you must pre-book your preferred time and location beforehand by logging into your MyEvents account.

For more information on pick up locations, times, and bookings, please read the below shuttle bus schedule.