Race Details

RACE DATE

Friday 14 May 2021

ENTRY FEE View entry fees
DISTANCE & ELEVATION 22km with 900m+/- elevation gain
START TIME 6:20am – 8:30am
START LINE Queen Victoria Hospital, Tableland Rd and Kedumba Valley Rd, Wentworth Falls NSW. View start line map
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. 
FINISH LINE Scenic World, Violet St and Cliff Dr, Katoomba NSW. View finish line map
ENTRY INCLUSIONS Race entry, race pack, finisher medal and visor, finisher certificate, fully stocked checkpoints, drop bag service, on-course medical support and assistance, course photography.
MINIMUM AGE 16 years of age on race day
TOTAL ALLOWABLE TIME 6hr 45min
CUTOFF PACE REQUIRED (min/km) 18:40/km
EXPECTED TIME FIRST FINISHER 1:55 hours (7:55am)
EXPECTED TIME FINAL FINISHER 3:15pm
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):

  • 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)
AWARDS & PRIZES
  • 3 fastest male and females finishers receive a trophy and free entry to the following year’s event.
  • Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division.
UTMB logo en Finishers of Ultra-Trail Australia 22 will gain 1 qualifying point towards The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.

All information subject to change

Course

UTA22 is a challenging and super-fun point-to-point course that takes in all the beauty of the Blue Mountains but still achievable for those newbies to trail running.

Your start is at Queen Victoria Hospital, at the end of Tableland Road in Wentworth Falls. The route follows Kedumba Valley Road fire-trail down through Kedumba Pass, then Sublime Point Ridge fire-trail across the Jamison Valley over Jamison Creek and Leura Falls Creek and through to the old sewage treatment works site (not as bad as it sounds!).

You'll then follow some beautiful single track up to Leura Forest and along Federal Pass before the climb up all 951 Furber Steps to the finish at Scenic World.

Terrain

path 8

81% Paths

Walking tracks, single track

Tracks 2

1% Tracks

Fire roads, dirt roads

road 7

18% Road

Bitumen roads

Checkpoints

CHECKPOINTS

LOCATION

DISTANCE FROM START

DEPARTURE CUT-OFF TIME*

ACCESSIBLE TO SUPPORT CREW

DROP BAG LOCATION

Start Queen Victoria Hospital 0km   Yes Yes
Checkpoint 1 Emergency Aid Station 12.8km 2.10pm Friday   No
Finish Scenic World 21.6km 5.25pm Friday Yes Yes

*The cut-off times are 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.

Drop Bags

A drop bag service will be available which allows you to have your own personal gear transported from the start line to the finish (e.g warm up clothes). Your bag needs be closable and soft and a reasonable size. Inline with our commitment to sustainability please don’t use plastic bags or plastic boxes – these will not be accepted.

Drop bags can be left in the designated area near the start line at Queen Victoria Hospital and collected from the drop bag marquee near the finish area at Scenic World by showing your race number. Any drop bags not collected will be disposed of.

  • 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.

bag drop

volunteers aid station refill

PARTNERS