Please note we are a cup-less event. In an effort to cut down on waste, we will have no drinking cups at checkpoints. You will need to carry a cup or hydration pack with you. Limited stock of cups and hydrations packs will be available for sale at the event expo, but we encourage you to purchase one in advance and use it in your training.
First Aid will be available at each checkpoint, the Emergency Aid Station and the finish. There will also be roving first aid crews on the course.
There will be port-a-loos at the start, all checkpoints except CP 1: Narrow Neck, and the Emergency Aid Station. There will be flushing toilets at Katoomba Aquatic Centre, Fairmont Resort and the Finish.
Checkpoints are stocked with a mixture of:
- Naak Nutrition (including electrolyte, bars, waffles and gels)
- Hot water, tea, coffee, soup
- Soft Drink
- Bakery goods
Exact checkpoint stocks will be available to view in the Runner Guide.
If you are using a support crew you must also read the UTA100 Support Crew section.
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.
Your bag needs be closable and soft and a reasonable size. Cool-bags from the big supermarkets are perfect! In line with our commitment to sustainability please don’t use plastic bags or plastic boxes – these will not be accepted. One drop bag per runner is allowed for each locations.
Checkpoint drop bags must be delivered to the checkpoint trucks at race check-In on the Friday between 10:00am and 7:00pm. Please don't be early, as if not placed directly into the correct checkpoint trucks they may go missing!
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.
Drop bags will be returned to the drop bag marquee at Scenic World within 4 hours after the relevant checkpoint cut-off time. Drop Bags must be collected from Scenic Word by 10am Monday. Collect by showing your race number. Any drop bags not collected by 10am Monday will be donated if appropriate or disposed of.
- Please don’t use glass bottles/jars
- Clearly mark your drop-bag using the provided stickers in your race pack. These will be colour coded based on the CP location, have the name of the CP on and your bib number.
- At checkpoints and the finish line - drop bags will be lined up numerical order. Any bags without or clearly written/visible with a name and race number, will placed at the end of the number range.
- Only the runner can collect their drop bag at the drop bag locations. Once each checkpoint drop bag is finished with it must be taken to the used drop bag pile.
- Please don’t use the drop bag service for any checkpoints where your support crew will meet you.
RACE DAY COURSE MARKINGS
All UTA course will be marked with red directional arrows on a white background '→', red crosses on white background 'X' and pink flagging tape. There will also be reflective tape on night-time sections.
There will be course markings at least every 500m and at every track junction. At all track junctions there will be an arrow indicating the direction of the route as well as confirmation pink flagging tape along the correct route. There will also be a cross on the tracks that you should not take. There will be a distance sign every 5km.
We encourage spectators to get out on course and support their runners!
Spectators can see runners at many points along the Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB courses. We ask that you please respect private landowners and do not cross any private property. If spectating on course, please respect runners and support crews and do your best to spectate in a supportive, safe manner. Any on course spectating outside of supported checkpoints can only be moral support – no material or physical supporting is allowed.