How to Train for

Ultra Trail Australia by UTMB

Find out all you need to know about the Ultra Trail Australia Training Plans

When?

Friday 16th to Saturday 17th May 2025

Where?

Scenic World, Katoomba, Australia

Distance

22-100km / 14-62mi

Elevation Gain

1200-4,300km / 746-2,672mi

Mountain Index

43-55km / 26-34mi

About
the Race

In the heart of the Blue Mountains, NSW, will host the Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB (UTA).

This world-renowned race draws thousands of runners, spectators, and support crew to experience its breathtaking scenery. The course features stunning cliff tops, exposed rock formations, cascading waterfalls, and vibrant native bush, offering something spectacular at every turn.

Training
tips

To train for Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized 100km training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized 100km training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

race distances

22km

Elevation Gain: 1,200

Mountain Index: 55

49km

Elevation Gain: 2,200

Mountain Index: 45

100km

Elevation Gain: 4,300

Mountain Index: 43

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Get a coach to personalize your plan for Ultra Trail Australia by UTMB 2024

100 KM: RUN 100K LIKE HAYDEN HAWKS

Learn directly from CCC by UTMB® winner Hayden with workouts written by him--and stay on-track and motivated with your personal Vert.run coach, included with this 100k training plan.

50 KM: RUN A 50 KM LIKE RUTH CROFT

In this 12 week training plan for Ultra runners, Ruth will guide you with tough workouts to find your best performance on a 50k trail running ultra marathon.

50 KM: RUN A 50K LIKE HILLARY ALLEN

In this 12-week training experience, you’ll safely build the foundation, skills and volume you need to finish your ultra feeling strong.

21KM: RUN YOUR FIRST HALF MARATHON BY LUCY

Dreaming of becoming a Half Marathoner? Want to run a 21k, but have no idea where to start? This is the perfect training plan for you! It's designed to help you tackle your first 21k race.

Race
FAQ's

100 KM: RUN 100K LIKE HAYDEN HAWKS

This 100k training plan was designed by Hayden Hawks himself, and is designed to get you ready to take on your next 100k challenge.

Learn directly from CCC by UTMB® winner Hayden with workouts written by him–and stay on-track and motivated with your personal Vert.run coach, included with this 100k training plan.

Start Training with Hillary Allen 50 KM: RUN A 50 KM LIKE RUTH CROFT

In this 12 week training plan for Ultra runners, Ruth will guide you with tough workouts to find your best performance on a 50k trail running ultra marathon.

 

Dreaming of becoming a Half Marathoner? Want to run a 21k, but have no idea where to start? This is the perfect training plan for you!

It’s designed to help you tackle your first 21k race, and to toe the start line with confidence. You’ll build confidence, increase your training volume safely and gradually, and learn about how to do different kinds of runs–all with encouraging, friendly workouts designed by the inspirational professional ultrarunner Lucy Bartholomew.

Top choice for first-time Half Marathoners!

21KM: RUN YOUR FIRST HALF MARATHON BY LUCY

100KM

Participants have a maximum of 28 hours to complete the race.

50KM

50KM have a maximum of 14 hours 30 minutes to complete the race.

20KM

Participants have a maximum of 07 hours to complete the race.

100KM

Ultra Trail Australia by UTMB 100K covers a total distance of 100 kilometers with an elevation gain of 4,300 meters.

50KM

Ultra Trail Australia by UTMB 50K covers a total distance of 49 kilometers with an elevation gain of 2,200 meters.

20KM

Ultra Trail Australia by UTMB 22K covers a total distance of 50kilometers with an elevation gain of 1,200 meters.

100KM, 50KM

The 100KM and 50KM races starts at Scenic World, Katoomba, Australia.

20KM

The 20KM race starts at Queen Victoria Hospital, Australia.

100KM, 5oKM

The race starts on Saturday 17th May 2025.

20KM 

The race starts on Friday 16th May 2025.

We really want to hear from you, and are here to answer any questions you have. So feel free to write us to explore@vert.run, and one of our coaches will get back to you within 48 hours or fewer.

If you’re a monthly subscriber, yes! You can switch between training plans however you’d like. Just go to your dashboard and choose the “change or restart plan” option. This will take you to your training plan menu. Of course, we do recommend that you finish a training plan once you’ve started it (unless you find it to be way to difficult or easy), since they’re designed to build your fitness over weeks. When you leave a training plan in the middle, you’ll miss key workouts; and when you start a new plan, you’ll start it from the beginning. This is to make sure that you train safely and responsibly, and that the skills you develop are built to last. We encourage you to stick out each plan, challenge yourself in a race or other personal challenge, and then to start a new plan with fresh legs.

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