AURA makes annual awards in a range of areas.
- Australian Female Ultra Runner of the Year – for outstanding single or collective performances by a female,
- Australian Male Ultra Runner of the Year – for outstanding single or collective performances by a male,
- Helen Stanger Award – for the greatest single best ultra running achievement by a female under the age of 60,
- Bryan Smith Award – For the greatest single best ultra running achievement by a male under the age of 60,
- Young Female Ultra Runner of the Year -for outstanding single or collective performances by an up and coming female under the age 30,
- Young Male Ultra Runner of the Year – for outstanding single or collective performances by an up and coming male under the age of 30,
- Cliff Young Award – for the greatest single best ultra running achievement by a male over the age of 60,
- Shirley Young Award – for the greatest single best ultra running achievement by a female over the age of 60,
- AURA Ultra Performance of the Year – for the greatest single best ultra running achievement by any AURA member,
- Points – for the highest tally of points scored in the annual competition (more information here).
How the awards are selected:
- The AURA Ultra Performance of the Year is selected by members, with nominations opened at end of the year. Five of these are then selected by the AURA committee, and AURA members then vote.
- The remaining awards are selected by the committee.
- Recipients must be members of AURA at the time of their performance to be eligible for an award,
- Performances in both Australian and international qualifying ultras will be taken into consideration.
- The Young male and young female awards were officially separated in 2016. In 2018 the age limit was changed from under-25 to under-30.
|Year||Performance of the year||Male||Female||Helen Stanger||Bryan Smith||Young Female*||Young Male*||Cliff Young||Shirley Young||Points|
|2019||Kay Bretz||Ash Watson||Amy Lamprecht||Bernadette Benson||Kay Bretz||Nicole Vaughan & Stephanie Auston||Dan Symonds||Mick Francis||Marie Boyd|
|2018||Annabel Hepworth||Brendan Davies||Tia Jones||Annabel Hepworth||Mick Thwaites,||Larissa Tichon||Dan Symonds||John Timms||Sue Robertson||Brendan Davies|
|2017||Lucy Bartholomew & Kellie Emmerson (Tie)||Kevin Muller||Tia Jones||Lucy Bartholomew||Mick Thwaites||Lucy Bartholomew||Joel Claxton||Barry McBride||No Award||Kevin Muller|
|2016||Kirstin Bull (100km World Champion)||Brendan Davies||Kirstin Bull||Nikki Eadie||Mick Thwaites||Lucy Bartholomew||Joel Claxton||Barry McBride||No Award||Kevin Muller|
|2015||Started in 2016||Brendan Davies||Kirstin Bull||Started in 2016||Matthew Eckford||Lucy Bartholomew||Barry McBride||Started in 2016||George Mihalakellis|
|2014||Barry Loveday||Bernadette Benson||Barry Loveday||Blake Hose||Geoff Last||Annabel Hepworth|
|2013||Kevin Muller||Beth Cardelli||Kevin Muller||Larissa Tichon||Colin Brooks||Kevin Muller|
|2012||Brendan Davies||Beth Cardelli||Martin Fryer||Oliver Zambon||Tony Collins||Kevin Muller|
|2011||David Eadie||Nicki Wynd||Dave Kennedy||Oliver Zambon||Tony Collins||Malcolm Gamble|
|2010||Jo Blake||Sharon Scholz||Martin Fryer||Chris Hill||Roger Guard||Sharon Scholz|
|2009||Martin Fryer||Jackie Fairweather||Martin Fryer||no award||Tony Collins||Malcolm Gamble|
|2008||Martin Fryer||Kerrie Bremner||Martin Fryer||Nathan Fawkes||Tony Collins||Robert Boyce|
|2007||Tim Cochrane||June Petrie||Nathan Fawkes||Tony Collins||Tim Cochrane|
|2006||Kelvin Marshall,||Siri Terjesen||Chris Hills||Deryck Skinner||Siri Terjesen|
|2005||Jonathan Blake||Emma Murray||Tamyka Bell||Chris Hills, James Turner||Vlastik Skvaril||Peter Lahiff, Carol Baird|
|2004||David Criniti||Felicity Joyce||David Jones||Kelvin Marshall, Carol Baird|
|2003||Yiannis Kouros||Brian Evans||Kelvin Marshall, Carol Baird|
|2002||Yiannis Kouros||Stan Miskin, Shirley Young|