Australia's Premier 100km Ultra-Trail takes you not only on a journey through the magical Blue Mountains, but within.
Saturday 18th May 2024
Scenic World, Katoomba - 06:20
Max Allowed Race Time
One hundred of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring kilometres that you will ever run. The UTA100 course is a mix of trails that take you along cliff tops, through lush valleys, across scenic ridges and then up the famous Furber steps to the finish line.
|UTA100||SATURDAY 18 MAY 2024|
|ENTRY INCLUSIONS||Race entry, race pack, finisher medal, finisher certificate, fully stocked checkpoints, drop bag service, on-course medical support and assistance, course photography.
The coveted UTA belt buckles will be awarded to runners as they cross the finish line based on their start group times:
Gold Buckle to the winning male and female.
Silver Buckle - Male sub 14 hours, Female sub 16 hours.
Bronze Buckle - Male between 14 and 20 hours, Female between 16 and 22 hours.
All finishers after 20 hours will receive a finisher medal.
|BUSES||There will be a free shuttle bus service to take runners, support crews and spectators between Katoomba town centre and Scenic World / KCC. Details on the Transport & Services page.|
|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.|
|MINIMUM AGE||18 years of age on race day|
|TOTAL ALLOWABLE TIME||28 hours|
|CUTOFF PACE REQUIRED||16:48 mins/km|
|FIRST FINISHER||8:44 hours (3:04pm)|
|FINAL FINISHER||28 hours (11:54am, Sunday)|
|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): 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||1st place overall male and female in UTA100 - $1,500 (AUD).
10 fastest male and females receive a trophy
5 fastest male and females receive free entry to the following year’s event.
Trophies will be awarded to 1st in each division
|UTMB World Series||
The UTA100 is a UTMB Worlds Series 100K Event. Finishers of UTA100 will receive 3 running stones.
|Western States Qualifying 2025||The 2024 Ultra-Trail Australia 100 is a qualifying race for the 2025 Western States 100. Runners who complete UTA100 in 19 hours or less will qualify to enter a lottery where the runners for Western States will be selected.|
Golden Stairs, Ironpot Ridge, Leura Forest, Wentworth Falls, Kedumba Pass, Furber Steps – names that have that become trail running legend as part of the iconic UTA100 course.
It’s the race that every trail runner in Australia aspires to do at least once … but all too often, once is never enough.
You start at the famous Scenic World in the idyllic town of Katoomba and experience a mix of terrain - mostly single track and wide trails - and a mix of emotions as you run through the very special World Heritage listed national park of the Blue Mountains.
After some lush bushland, beautiful escarpments, epic ridgelines, 7 checkpoints and about 99kms you’ll stand at the bottom of the most famous set of steps in trail running... just 951 of them are between you and the finish line back at Scenic World.
*Maps subject to change. 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. Please note that in bad weather conditions, cut-offs may need to be brought forward during the event.
KEY INFO FOR UTA100 RUNNERS
All the information you need to know before starting an extraordinary adventure.
The UTA100 has 7 checkpoints along its route, with differing levels of service, support crew access and supplies. The UTA100 checkpoints offer you the opportunity to refuel, rehydrate, see your support crew and prepare for the next leg of your journey!
Read more about checkpoints
A drop bag service will be available which allows you to have your own personal supplies (gels, food, change of socks, shoes, shorts, lubricant, etc.) available at certain check points or at the finish. Please see the time charts above for information on which checkpoints have drop bags.
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. For UTA100 runners, your gear will need to be checked pre-race.
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
TRAINING ON COURSE
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, so please read about these before heading out.
Read about Training & Nutrition
We love support crews almost as much as our runners at Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB – you are always the most colourful (and loudest!) and a huge part of the magical atmosphere of the whole weekend.
You also have the very important job of getting your runners to the finish line.
First job for support crew is to read the support crew section in the Runner Guide, available one month before the event. It contains important information you will need to know for the event.
To keep the event manageable as well as fair and safe for all athletes, and to make sure support crews do not get lost, there is some information that support crews need to know.
- Support crews are only allowed to assist runners at Checkpoints 3, 4, 5 and 6 (these checkpoints can be accessed with a standard 2-wheel drive)
- For safety reasons, support crews are not allowed at, or anywhere near the top of the Golden Stairs, Checkpoint 1 or Checkpoint 2, even just to spectate.
- Support crews cannot drive, ride or walk on any section of Glenraphael Drive (the access road to Checkpoint 1).
- Support crews cannot drive, ride or walk along Megalong Valley Road South of the entrance to Checkpoint 3.
- Pacers are not allowed for athletes in any distance.
- Support crews cannot run alongside their runners at any point on the course outside of the aid stations.