Elite Athlete Support

 

ELITE ATHLETE SUPPORT

There are three levels of athlete support being offered by Ultra-Trail Australia. The general selection criteria which apply to all three levels of support on offer are listed below along with the obligations expected of all supported athletes. The extra selection criteria specific to each level of support and assistance available is also listed.

GENERAL SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ALL LEVELS

Athletes for all three levels will be selected according to:
  • Ability to enhance the competitiveness of the event (based on their race CV)
  • Social media following and use of social media
  • Being approachable and available to their fans during event week
  • Willingness of your sponsors (if sponsored) to help promote your participation in the event and share UTA social media relevant to your performance
  • Country representation – to ensure we have an international field
  • If your sponsors are bringing a media crew (i.e photographer / video) to cover your performance and the event
  • Relationships with existing national and international media

ATHLETE OBLIGATIONS FOR ALL LEVELS

Athletes for all levels will be expected to:
  • Participate in the nominated event to the best of their abilities
  • Be available for race social media – i.e. photos and interviews
  • Take part in the race week activities including Athlete Panel, athlete activations, presentations etc
  • Write a race report via an athlete blog, or social media page and tag Ultra-Trail Australia
  • Engage with race staff and fellow participants in a friendly and respectful manner and demonstrate good sportsmanship throughout the event
  • Tag Ultra-Trail Australia in all race related social media posts

LEVEL 1 -ULTRA-TRAIL WORLD TOUR ELITE ATHLETE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (UTA100 only)

Specific Selection Criteria:
  • The selection criteria are on the UTWT website
  • UTWT and UTA will together choose the three to six athletes to be supported. Applications are to be made directly to UTWT
Assistance Available:
  • Return international flights to Sydney
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Katoomba
  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Free race entry

LEVEL 2 -ACCOMMODATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS (UTA100 and UTA50 only)

Specific Selection Criteria:
  • Previous podium finishers of Ultra-Trail Australia
  • Podium finishers of major trail ultra races globally, including all UTWT races
Assistance Available:
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Katoomba
  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Free race entry

LEVEL 3 -GUARANTEED AND FREE ENTRY (any UTA event)

Specific Selection Criteria:
  • Previous podium finishers of Ultra-Trail Australia
  • Podium finishers of major trail ultra races globally, including all UTWT races
  • Podium finishers of major endurance events such as an Ironman
  • Evidence of ability to be a potential race podium finisher
Assistance Available:
  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Free race entry

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please apply online HERE