Mandatory Gear

For your safety, ALL of the mandatory gear in the below link: 'Mandatory Gear List UTA100', must be carried by each runner at ALL times whilst in the event. The weather in the Blue Mountains can change quickly from extremely hot to very cold and wet and even to below zero and snowing. Be prepared for extreme conditions.

Why are you made to carry mandatory gear?


All runners in UTA100 need to have their mandatory gear checked before they can collect their race number. There are two options for getting your gear checked:

Option 1: Between 13th January and 15th May, perform an early gear check at one of the gear check stores in NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD, SA, WA or TAS

Option 2: Have your gear checked at Race Check-In immediately prior to collecting your race pack.

What happens if you don't pass gear check at race check-in?

If you fail gear check at Race Check-In, you will need to find a replacement item from a store at The Event Expo before you can collect your race number. The Expo will be open until at least 8pm on the Friday night. Summit Gear in Katoomba may also be open until 8pm but call first to confirm on (02) 4782 3018.

What happens if you completed an early gear check but forget to bring your certificate to Race Check-In?

The staff at race check-in will be able to look you up in the database and issue you with a new certificate.

Does the gear get checked again during the race?

Yes, there will be random gear checks during the event and if you are missing any item you will not be allowed to continue until the item can be replaced. You will also receive a time penalty.