Race Details


Thursday 13 May 2021

ENTRY FEE View entry fees
DISTANCE & ELEVATION 11km with 450m+/- elevation gain
START TIME 11:00am – 12:20pm
START LINE KCC oval. View start line map
FINISH LINE Scenic World - Violet St and Cliff Dr, Katoomba NSW. View finish line map
ENTRY INCLUSIONS Race entry, race pack, finisher medal, finisher certificate, fully stocked checkpoints, drop bag service, on-course medical support and assistance, course photography.
MINIMUM AGE 12 years of age on race day

All runners must carry mandatory gear during the race. Details are on the mandatory gear page.

START GROUP SELECTION There are multiple different start groups. View the Start Group Selection page to assist you in making an appropriate selection.
TOTAL ALLOWABLE TIME 3 hours 30 minutes
CUTOFF PACE REQUIRED (min/km) 19:00/km
EXPECTED TIME FINAL FINISHER 3 hours 30 minutes (3:50pm)
TIMING RESULTS The following age divisions for both male and female will be used for the results (age on day of race is used to determine your division):
  • Super Junior (12-14 years)
  • Junior (15-17 years)
  • Open (18-29 years)
  • Veterans (30-39 years)
  • Masters (40-49 years)
  • Super Masters (50-59 years)
  • Grand Masters (60-69 years)
  • Supreme Masters (70+ years)
  • The 3 fastest male and female finishers will receive a trophy.
  • Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division.

All information subject to change


UTA11 is a great introduction to Ultra-Trail Australia and trail running. The course traverses some of most stunning tracks of the Blue Mountains and while you encounter the odd lump along the way, it is very achievable for all abilities.

You'll start at KCC Oval, across the road for Scenic World. The route takes you out Cliff Drive and along Glenraphael Drive to the turn around point beyond the locked gate at Narrow Neck.

Return to Golden Stairs, then down Golden Stairs along Federal Pass through Landslide to the based of Furber Steps.

To get the real taste of UTA, you'll get to take on all of the 951 Furber Steps up to the finish at Scenic World.


UTA11 course map



TOPO - Overview

GPX Waypoints

Check out the training on course page for information.

View the track closures from NPWS and BMCC before heading out. 

Course is subject to change


path 10

73% Paths

Walking tracks, single track

Tracks 1

16% Tracks

Fire roads, dirt roads

road 8

11% Road

Bitumen roads

Drop Bags

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.

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 Finish Line Drop Bag per runner is allowed.

Finish line drop bags can be left in the designated Gear Drop Marquee area near the start line at KCC Oval on Saturday morning.

  • Please don’t use glass bottles/jars
  • Clearly mark your drop-bag using permanent marker pen with: 
    - Surname,
    - race number
  • At 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.

left bag drop smile