Month: November 2017

Weekly News – 17/11/17

Feral Pig Ultra, WA The Feral Pig Ultra was held across the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday (November 11 and 12) in what could be described as some of the toughest conditions in the state. Dry, hot temperatures reached 38 degrees on the first day of the race, only to be followed by 33-degree… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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How to contribute to Ultramag

Thank you so much for considering a contribution to Ultramag! Without your input, your stories and your photographs, Ultramag would not be possible, and the best part about sharing is that we all get to learn everyone else’s experiences and see what Australian ultra events have to offer. To submit an article please include the… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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Australian Team Selections 2018: Trail & 100km

The AURA Team Selection Committee has announced the key dates for the selection process for AURA members wishing to be considered for selection at either the 2018 World 100km Championships or the 2018 World Trail Championships.  Note final confirmation of dates for both events is still pending. 2018 World Trail Championships: 10-13 May 2018, Penyagolosa, Spain. Applications Open 18th December 2017 Applications Close 9th January 2018 Team announced 22nd January 2018 Trail Team Selection Policy 2018 World 100km World Championships: 8th September 2018, Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia Applications Open 14th May 2018 Applications Close 11th June 2018 Team announced...

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AURA Statement on Unofficial (Fatass) Events

It has been brought to AURA’s attention a number of unofficial ultra running events without necessary Government approvals being in place are occurring and / or are planned to take place. AURA supports the concept of unofficial semi organised group runs, they are an integral and enjoyable part of our sport and indeed some of our most popular official AURA events started in exactly this way. It is not something we wish to discourage. What we have seen though are some unofficial events being held on Government controlled parks involving a large number of participants, and being held on a regular (annual) basis. As well, long distance multiday ultra running races along significant public roads are being openly discussed on social media platforms. AURA wishes to advise both participants and event organisers of such events that as well as potential legal action from Government instrumentalities, such unapproved events have potential significant public liability and personal liability implications given no insurance is in place. More importantly, the lack of official oversight of normal risk mitigation strategies may make these events more dangerous to participants than would otherwise be the case, as well as have safety implications for the public at large. For many unofficial events having the necessary approvals and insurance in place need not necessarily be a difficult or expensive exercise, and AURA is more than happy to assist...

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