This course is spectacular, quite often regarded as the must do multi day hike in the Blue Mountains, however we think it’s better to do it in a day!!! It has all the facets of what trail running is about – fast downhill fire/single trail, gnarly uphill, stairs, rolling single trail, creek/river crossings, rock clambering and diverse flora. From Mt Solitary itself the vista includes areas of Lake Burrogarang, through to the Southern Highlands, Kanagra Boyd and The ‘Wild Dog Mountains’. The course also encompasses historical and culturally significant area’s of the Gundungurra Nation.
Best of all, you will be tested to the hilt . If you are aiming for The North Face or recovering from Six Foot, this race should suit you. We hope to see a few of you out there.
For anyone not familiar with the area, the course circles the Jamison Valley and takes in portions of The North Face course. The most significant part of the course, as the name implies, is the traverse over Mt. Solitary.
There are qualifying standards contained in the information pack. All cuts are designed to ensure that runners complete the course in daylight hours. There will be a fair degree of self sufficiency in the first portion of the 45km course. There is no other way to describe this portion of the course, other than rugged, steep and technical in parts. The course will be well marked, but there will still need to be a degree of self navigation to remain on course.
We don’t expect this race to sell out in a day; however we do expect this race to fill up. There will be no waitlist so get in early to avoid disappointment.
Qualifying Race for “The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®”.