Taking the magic of our longer distances and distilling it into an achieveable and enjoyable day on the trails.
Friday 17th May 2024
Scenic World, Katoomba - 06:20
Max Allowed Race Time
Taking place on the Friday of event weekend, UTA22 is a super-fun and achievable introduction to distance trail running. The loop course takes in all the beauty of the Blue Mountains... including those famous Furber steps.
|UTA22||FRIDAY 17 MAY 2024|
|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, support crews and spectators between Katoomba town centre and Scenic World / KCC. Details on the Transport & Services page. 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.|
|TOTAL ALLOWABLE TIME||7 hours|
|CUTOFF PACE REQUIRED||19:05 mins/km|
|FIRST FINISHER||1:45 hours (8:05am)|
|FINAL FINISHER||7 hours (3:30pm)|
|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||
The UTA22 is a UTMB World Series 20K Event. Finishers of UTA22 will receive 1 running stone.
UTA22 is a challenging and 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 Scenic World. The route takes you along UTA course highlights like Narrow Neck, down Golden Stairs, across Landslide and Federal Pass, Three Sisters, Leura Cascades, Echo Point and Prince Henry Cliff Walk, before heading up the final section of 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 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 UTA22 RUNNERS
All the information you need to know before starting an extraordinary adventure.
The UTA22 has one water point and one checkpoint along its route, with differing levels of service and supplies. The UTA22 checkpoints offer 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
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