Entry Details


Entries for the 2017 Ultra-Trail Australia 50 will open 10AM, 13th October 2016 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time -Sydney time)



Entries are taken online only via this website. Entries to the 50km open on Thursday 13th October at 10AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time. Entries to the 100km and UTA951 open on Wednesday 12th October 2016 and entries to the Pace UTA22 open on Friday 14th October. The entry system is the same as used for the 2015 and 2016 events so if you entered those events, the system will recognise you and you can use the same email address and password to login and enter.

Entries for the 2016 50km event sold out in 2 days so if you are desperate for an entry you should get in as soon as you can after the opening time. If you will be away from a computer during the opening time but you are desperate to get an entry immediately then you will need to ask a friend or family member to enter the race for you. Your friend will need all of your details as required in the online entry form. View the details required for the online entry form. Please note that the organisers cannot reserve places for anyone as this would not be fair to other people also trying to get an entry.

You will receive a confirmation email once you are entered. Note that if you registered with a Hotmail address, the confirmation email will always be found in the 'Junk' folder. If you entered with a Gmail address, the confirmation will usually be found in either the 'Promotions' folder or 'Updates' folder. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 10 minutes of entering the race, check these various folders or 'Spam' folders. To resend your confirmation email, see instructions below under 'Amending Your Entry Details'.

There is a limit of 1300 entries for the 50km event.


All runners who enter the 100km and 50km will receive a special edition Ultra-Trail Australia technical t-shirt. When you enter the event, you will be asked to specify your t-shirt size. You will collect your t-shirt from Race Check-In during event week. Please make sure to specify your correct size during race entry as there will be only limited opportunity to make size exchanges at Race Check-In.

The 2017 women's event t-shirt sizes and cuts are identical to the 2016 women's yellow event t-shirt sizes and cuts.

The 2016 men's yellow event t-shirts were considered too large. In 2017, the men's event t-shirt sizes will be sized much more appropriately. For example; The Large Mens in 2017 will be identical in size to the Medium Mens in 2016. The Medium Mens in 2017 will be identical in size to the Small Mens in 2016 etc.

Refer to the size chart below:


You can log back into your entry at any time up until 9pm Sunday 14th May to amend any personal details and race specific details except your name, date of birth and gender. You can only amend your name, date of birth and gender online within two weeks of creating your entry system (Event Plus) profile. If you do need to change your name, date of birth or gender after this two week period has passed, please email entries@ultratrailaustralia.com.au. Note that you can change all other personal details and race specific details online including email address, medical conditions, phone number, emergency contact, address etc. You can only amend your start group seeding information up until your start group is approved. If you have chosen 'Result coming by March 17, 2017' within your entry form you must provide this information by that date or you will automatically be placed into the last start group.

Note that there are two places which ask for your mobile phone number. One is on the ‘Personal Details’ page and one is within the ‘In race contact details’ on the event entry form. This way, you can have a different mobile number in the race to your normal phone number. This may be particularly useful for international runners. If you do have a new normal mobile phone number and plan to use this in the race, remember to update the mobile phone number on both the ‘Personal Details’ page and within the event entry form.

To log back into your entry:
  • Click on the 'User Profile' button in the top right hand corner of the Ultra-Trail Australia website.
  • Enter your email address and click 'Continue'.
  • Enter your password and click 'Continue'.
  • Click on 'Personal Details' under your name in the left hand side menu.
  • Proceed to check / amend your personal details including email address, name, date of birth, Gender, Occupation, Postal address and phone numbers.
  • Click on 'Save' which takes you to your event specific details within the event entry form.
  • Proceed to check, add or amend your start group seeding information before 11:59pm 17th March. Also check and amend other event specific details including emergency contact details, medical conditions, mobile phone number you will carry in the race, etc before 9pm 14th May.
  • Click the blue 'Continue' button at the bottom of the page.
  • You can then check your registrations and get another email confirmation sent to you.
  • When you are completely finished, click on your name on the top right hand side of the page and choose 'logout'.


If you can no longer participate in the event please refer to Refunds and Transfers to check your available options.


There is no requirement to have completed any other particular event in order to participate in Ultra-Trail Australia 50. Having previous experience in other large participation ultra trail running events will however help with the start group seeding process. You are required to be at least 18 years old. You also need to be an experienced trail runner and must be sufficiently skilled and trained to undertake the event. The course is very tough and demanding with remote sections that can result in slower first aid / rescue response times. It is a combination of fire trail and narrow walking tracks including some very steep sections on staircases, on dirt and on rock and sections that are rough under foot. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough to complete the event which may take you up to 14 hours to finish. Ensure that you are in good health and that you do not have any illness that will hinder your ability to complete the event. It is your responsibility to monitor your health and condition during the event and to withdraw from the event if you are no longer fit enough to continue.

Please read and understand the Indemnity & Release Form. You do NOT need to print and sign this form as you will electronically sign this when you enter online and again at Race Check-In.


The organiser of the Event, AROC Sport, has public liability insurance cover. This does not include personal accident insurance for competitors. We recommend that you arrange your own personal accident insurance, ambulance cover and income protection insurance before participating in the Event to cover any unforeseen personal costs you may incur due to ambulance trips, medical expenses or time off work due to injuries sustained whilst participating in the Event. International participants should take out travel insurance that provides cover for ultra-trail running events. For information regarding costs of ambulance or helicopter rescue refer to the NSW Ambulance website.