Australian Alpine Ultra Marathon – 2008

Posted on December 7, 2007 by

The second 100mile (160Km) Australian Alpine Ultra Marathon is set to be run over 29 – 31 March 2008  in the Bogong Alpine Area.

 Taking in over 5,500 metres of climb and 5,500 metres of descent, this run is set to become the classic 100 miler in Australia and will test runners to the limit. The run is set in the spectacular high country of north eastern Victoria and takes in Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, The Fainters, Bogong Village, Spione Kopje, Mt Nelse and Mt Bogong itself – some of the best high country in Australia, and some of the hardest and most exposed.

In 2006, four experienced runners attempted to run the course but were stopped by unseasonal snow,  running in pairs, two runners pulled out at Mt Nelse after taking 17.5 hours to complete 60km and two other runners turned back at 3am in calf deep snow and white out conditions on the approach to Mt Bogong.

 If you’re looking for something different, if you want a fantastic run, great scenery, unpredictable weather and to push yourself to the limits, the AAUM 100 is for you.

 The AAUM 100 is a self supported run, it is not a race. Runners are responsible for their own safety and assume full liability for their participation. Participants must offer assistance to other runners in distress and give way to walkers.

Australian alpine info 2008