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AAA 12K ** SOLD OUT **

The Australian Alpine Ascent Ultra trail runs feature two distances, the full 50km, the half 25km and for the first time the 12km which will feature a combination of road and trail tracks. You’ll cross through locations like Perisher and Charlotte Pass and Summit Mount Kosciuszko. It’s brutal, but it’s beautiful and the courses have been designed to showcase the very best of the Snowy Mountains along the way.


run 12km

Entry Fees


EntryEarly BirdFirst ReleaseSecond ReleaseLate^
Closes5pm, 30th November5pm, 4th January5pm, 22nd February5pm, 20th March
Event Tshirt$30.00$30.00$30.00NA

Course Maps

Event Information

Pre-Event Information
  • The competitor categories
    • 18-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (Male & Female)
    • Age as of race day
  • Request for withdrawal must be sent via email to our Athlete Services
  • Refer to the Refund & Transfer Policy details
On Event Day
  • Race briefing will be 10 min prior to start at Charlotte Pass Village
  • All parking for the event will be at Perisher Village (in the ski tube car park), and shuttle buses will be provided to get people to the start at Charlotte Pass Village. Details of your shuttle time will be emailed to you in the week prior to the event. All supporters are able to access this shuttle service as well. 
  • Shuttle bus provided from finish line at Charlotte Pass Village to car park at Perisher Ski Tube after race every hour.
  • Participants must be self sufficient. If weather is cold, we will supply soup at the finish line at Charlotte Pass Village.
Mandatory Gear List 12k
    • Minimum 1.0L of water
      There will be no cups on course to reduce waste and damage in such a fragile environment. There are NO AID STATIONS on the 12k run, so please make sure that you are SELF SUFFICIENT with nutrition and hydration.

    • Space blanket

    • Whistle

    • Compression bandage
      Heavy weight crepe bandage not loose crepe. Generally, the pink/brown coloured bandages are the ones you want, the white ones not.
    • Emergency snack 
      Muesli bar or chocolate bar or similar. for emergency only, above and beyond your race nutrition


      • Rain Jacket with sealed seams

      • Beanie or Buff

These items are all mandatory, and for your own safety. There will be bag checks to ensure that mandatory items are present.

This mandatory gear list is a requirement for the 12km athletes due to the highly unpredictable alpine environment.

Presentation & Prizes
  • Age group podium prizes (1st, 2nd & 3rd)
  • Can be accessed via the Results link at the top of the page.
  • Results will be uploaded as soon as possible after the completion of the event.

What is the net gain

  • The net gain of the AAA12km is 256m.

What is the altitude

  • The lowest altitude of the 12km is 1781m above sea level, and the highest is 1961m.

Will there be aid stations

  • There will be no aid stations on the 12km course

Is there a minimum age

  • The minimum age is 16 years.

Is it trail or road

  • Other than 2km in and out of Charlotte Village, which is on road, the 12km course is on well maintained fire trail.

Will it still go ahead in adverse weather conditions

  • There may be shortening of the route due to adverse weather conditions, and that is something that the National Parks and Wildlife consultant will make the ruling on. The alpine condition can be closed due to thick fog, or snow, even in March.

What do I have to carry?

  • The mandatory gear is listed above.

Can I use poles in the race?

  • Yes you sure can, however any equipment you start with you must finish with.

Is there somewhere to put litter on the course?

  • No there isn’t. You will need to carry out what you take in with you. We will have bins at Charlotte Village.

What if I need to poop can I use my sock to wipe?

  • As this run is in National Park, the issue of human faeces is a tricky one. It is a pristine, delicate alpine environment and there simply cannot be any faeces left on course. We need to abide by the “leave no trace” principles (http://www.lnt.org.au/)
  • There are toilets located:
    • At Charlotte Pass
    • At Rawson Pass
  • If you are someone who may have troublesome bowels on a run like this, we suggest you buy a Go Anywhere Toilet Kit (Wag Bag) from an outdoor retailer, or online.  Each toilet waste kit is pre-loaded with waste treatment Poo Powder to gel and solidify liquid waste to a solid. Poo Powder encapsulates solid waste (once activated by a liquid), controls odour and contains a decay catalyst to break down solid waste.  After using the kit, carry it with you to the next checkpoint where there will be a waste bin for disposal.
  • We don’t want anyone having a “one sock run”!!!

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