Pre Race Info
Race check in & briefing
Race check in for UTA is done at KCC Auditorium, located on the corner of Cliff Drive and Violet St, opposite Scenic World in Katoomba. Please refer to the event schedule for the exact times of UTA race check-in.
At race check-in you will collect your race pack which includes your race number and other items of mandatory equipment such as maps, course descriptions and emergency instructions. Also included in your race pack is also a bag timing tag. This is a separate timing tag to be attached to your backpack.
Only the person registered can pick up their race pack, and can only be collected during check-in opening hours. They will not be posted out prior to the event.
What to bring to check-in:
- Photo ID (driver’s licence or passport):
- Mandatory gear check certificate (UTA100 Only): Gear check will be available during the same time as check-in at KCC, or you can also perform an early gear check in the months prior to the event.
The runner guide contains everything you need to know for the event. It is a very important document which all competitors must read.
The 2021 runner guide will be available one month before the event. Please use the 2019 Runner Briefing as a guide.
To help ensure you have the best possible UTA experience, please download the latest version of Ultra-Trail Australia app. It has the full event schedule, course maps and other key event information you need ahead of arriving in Katoomba.
Your family & friends will also be able to follow you on race day so make sure they download it too!
We highly recommend installing the Avenza Maps app for free and loading the course map into your smart phone for finding your way around the course in training. It will also be useful during the event in case you need first aid assistance on the course and need to describe your exact location.
Below are downloadable maps for the app
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.
You do not need to navigate your way along the course with a map and compass, however, for safety reasons you are required to carry a compass, the course map and course descriptions. A double sided, A3 colour map of the course and course descriptions will be provided to you at Race Check-In.