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Ultra marathon (Solo) 68km

3,960m±   9th April 2022 @ 6am

The full epic

With only 200 places on this epic and challenging ultra, this will sell out very quickly! For experienced trail runners only, that meet the pre-qualifying conditions. This is no walk in the park, but experienced ultra-runners will love tackling this beast of a route!

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Presented by:
Find Your Feet

UTMB 100k Qualifier

ITRA - 3 points

Course description

The solo course is the same as for the ultra relay course, check out the detailed course leg descriptions here.

Each leg is unique. Check out the maps, 3D fly through video, and the course description and stats for each leg below.

Registration fee - $360, plus booking fees - click here for full list of inclusions

Leg No. Name Leg Distance Cumulitave Ascent Descent
1 runHub (Wellesley Park) to Pinnacle 12.7km 12.7km 1,360 220
2 Pinnacle to Myrtle Forest 12.0km 24.7km 320 1,040
3 Myrtle Forest to Mountain River 12.4km 37.2km 560 910
4 Mountain River to Cathedral 11.1km 48.3km 920 845
5 Cathedral to runHub (Wellesley Park) 20.2km 68.5km 790 935
3,950 3,950

Qualifying

The Ultra solo is suitable for experienced trail runners and previous race experience will be needed for qualification - everyone has until 31st Jan 2022 to complete compliant qualifying runs - click here for qualifying run info.
Minimum 18yrs age, unless by exception and with parent/guardian consent; contact race director.

3D Fly through

Schedule: Ultra Solo

Friday, 8th April 2022:
  • runHub open from 4pm – check-in (ultra & 27km only), gear checks, food and beverages.
  • 6pm – Welcome to Country followed by mandatory Ultra solo and relay briefing (ALL Ultra entrants MUST register Friday evening)
Saturday, 9th April 2022:
  • runHub open from 5am - check-in (27km only), activities from 10am
  • Drop bags to be left in allocated area
  • 6am start – 68km Ultra Solo
  • Midnight - all runners in and runHub closed
Sunday, 10th April 2022:
  • runHub open from 8am
  • 2pm – presentations and after party celebrations

Full event schedule

Mandatory gear list

FAQs:

This course is a beast and one of the toughest in Australia for its distance. You climb and descend almost 4,000m - equivalent of 3.3 times up and down kunanyi/Mt Wellington - on often steep and technical tracks, that are also in alpine areas. For your safety and the enjoyment of all, the ultra solo event is for experienced trail runners. In the COVID era, we do not require you to have race results to qualify, personal missions captured on Strava or equivalent is ok.

Everyone has until 31 January to complete run qualifiers. If you are not fit enough to complete by then, have a crack at the 27km – it is a very serious run for its distance also! Exceptions to the run qualifiers will only be made in very extenuating circumstances at the sole discretion of the event organisers.

Yes, there is minimum age of 18yrs on race day, unless by exception on application and with a medical certificate, best to contact register@kunanyimountain.run to discuss early

No, go for it!

Whilst perhaps possible, it is very unlikely due to the steep and technical nature of the tracks and trails, and time resupplying at aid stations.

Yes absolutely! There will be random spot checks on course, and at the finish line. Anyone found without an item of mandatory gear will not be able to continue until they have all mandatory gear. Penalties or even disqualification in rare circumstances may be applied.

Cut off times are designed to be fair and reasonable for all including slower runners. If your departure from the aid station is after the cut off time, you (and your team) will unfortunately be unable to continue in the event for safety reasons. Please see logistics section on this page for cut off times.

Junction Cabin is a great place for your family and friends to go for a walk to immerse in the slopes of kunanyi themselves and cheer you on. We recommend they walk up from the end of Lenah Valley road or across from the Springs. Much of the course is not accessible by vehicle and some of the aid stations are along narrow roads with limited parking available. However Mountain River, Cathedral, and Fern Tree aid stations are accessible for additional support crew being the relay team car.

No, there are toilets at the runHub and each aid station to use. If you must go to the toilet on course, leave your run pack on the side of the track so sweepers do not leave you behind, dig a 15cm deep hole and fully bury, or carry out all waste.

Water, electrolytes, fruit, lollies, salty snacks, toilets, first aid, sunscreen, phone charging, drop bags if required (Myrtle Forest and Cathedral only), and of course, friendly volunteers!

Yes, please see logistics section on this page.

Statistically, April is pretty much the most stable weather month of the year. But this is Tassie, and every few years or so it does snow on kunanyi on Christmas day - so be prepared for wild weather! The mandatory gear is specified for your safety. We will be providing some more guidance prior to the event on when and why to use the mandatory gear to keep you as safe as possible. We also have a professional wilderness event medical and emergency response team and first aiders at all aid stations and roving on course to assist you if required. There are extreme weather circumstances which would postpone the event, eg, extreme or catastrophic bushfire danger (Wellington Park is then completely closed to everyone), or Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds – no one wants a tree falling on them. We have plans in place to cover all scenario’s, emergency services will be involved in all such decisions, and you will be notified at earliest opportunity of any changes.

Not likely, and how cool is running in snow! Even if is a blizzard at the pinnacle, it’s likely that the runs will still go ahead as planned, but would likely be re-routed to avoid alpine areas, and you will be notified at earliest opportunity of any changes.

If you need more info to enable you to register then please let us know! If you would like more info to prepare for your kunanyi run in April, we will be producing a detailed event booklet at end of Feb 2022 – if your question can’t wait that long then no worries, go ahead and reach out here!

Logistics

Please see the aid stations table below for information on support crew accessibility and drop bag options:

Aid station / Course Marshal Distance Drop bags Additional support crew access Cut off times
Pinnacle 12.7km No No 10.30am
Myrtle Forest 24.7km Yes No 1.00pm
Mountain River 37.2km No Yes 3:40pm
Cathedral 48.3km Yes Yes 6.30pm
Fern Tree (mid leg 5) 60.0km No Yes 9.45pm
Chimney Pot Rd crossing (course marshal) 63.1km No No 10.20pm
Huon Rd crossing (course marshal) 67.2km No No 11.30pm
runHub (Wellesley Park) 68.5km Yes Yes 12.00am

We care about your safety whilst out there – check out the MANDATORY GEAR LIST here

Course map