Checkpoints are stocked with a mixture of:
- Naak Nutrition (including electrolyte, bars, and waffles)
- Hot water, tea, coffee, noodles/soup
- Soft Drink
- Bakery goods
Exact checkpoint stocks will be available to view in the Runner Guide. We cannot guarantee all goods will be available at all aid stations, so use the drop bag service and your support crew for any necessities.
Please note we are a cup-less event. In an effort to cut down on waste, we will have no drinking cups at checkpoints. You will need to carry a cup or hydration pack with you. Limited stock of hydrations packs will be available for sale at the event merchandise, but we encourage you to purchase one in advance and use it in your training.
First Aid will be available at each checkpoint, and at finish. There will also be roving first aid crews on the course.
There will be toilet facilities at each checkpoint location. There will be flushing toilets at Eagles Nest, Charlotte Pass, Guthega Burning Log, Sponars Chalet, and Finish. Portable toilets will be available at all other locations.
If you are using a support crew you must also read the KosciMiler or Kosci100 Support Crew section of the Runner Guide.
CHECKPOINT DROP BAGS
KosciMiler, Kosci100 & Kosci50
A drop bag service will be available which allows you to have your own personal supplies (gels, food, change of socks, shoes, shorts, lubricant, etc.) available at certain checkpoints.
Your bag needs be closable and soft and a reasonable size. Cool bags from the big supermarkets are perfect! In line with our commitment to sustainability please don’t use plastic bags or plastic boxes, orglass bottles/jars – these will not be accepted. One drop bag per runner is allowed for each location.
Checkpoint drop bags can be delivered to the checkpoint trucks at race check-in at Jindabyne Sport & Rec Centre on Wednesday between 12:00pm and 7:00pm for the Kosci50 and on Thursday between 08:00am and 6:00pm for the KosciMiler and Kosci100. Please don't be early, as if not placed directly into the correct checkpoint trucks they may go missing!
Checkpoint drop bags will be returned to the drop bag location at the finish line in the Kosci Trail Village at Friday Flat within 4 hours after the relevant checkpoint cut-off time. Collect by showing your race bib or race wristband. Any drop bags not collected by 1pm on the Sunday will be disposed of or donated.
Clearly mark your checkpoint using the drop bag sticker provided in your race pack. Each drop bag location has a specific bag sticker that will be used to identify your drop bag.
If you would like to add more marking to your bag we suggest usinig a permanent marker pen with:
- Race number
- Checkpoint location
At checkpoints drop bags will be lined up numerical order. Any bags without or clearly written/visible with a name and race number, will placed at the end of the number range.
Only the runner can collect their drop bag at the drop bag locations. Once each checkpoint drop bag is finished with it must be taken to the used drop bag pile.
Runners may use a mixture of support crew at some checkpoints and the drop bag service at other checkpoints. Please don’t use the drop bag service for any checkpoints where your support crew will be.
FINISH LINE DROP BAGS
Finish line drop bags can be left in the designated area near the start line on the morning of each respective race and allow you to have something warm at the start that you can then collect at the finish.
For Kosci50 and Kosci27- finish line drop bags will be transported by race staff from Bullocks Flat (Start Line) to finish for you to collect at the completion of your race.
For KosciMiler and Kosci100 runners - you can leave your finish line drop bags in the designated area at the start line.
We love support crews almost as much as our runners at Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko by UTMB – you are always the most colourful (and loudest!) and a huge part of the magical atmosphere of the whole weekend.
You also have the very important job of getting your runners to the finish line.
First job for support crew is to read the support crew section in the Runner Guide, available one month before the event. It contains important information you will need to know for the event.
Another great tool is the Spectators page - packed full of useful information for your crew.
To keep the event manageable as well as fair and safe for all athletes, and to make sure support crews do not get lost, there is some information that support crews need to know.
- Support crews are only allowed to assist runners at certain checkpoints (see checkpoint table in individual race pages).
- Support crews cannot run alongside their runners at any point on the course outside of the checkpoints.
Pacers are companion runners that can accompany a KosciMiler athlete from various points. You can view pacer pickup locations in the table above.
Pacers run for free but must be registered online no later than 7 December 2023. A link to register can be found on the athlete's registration confirmation email. The Pacer's role is to accompany their athlete, to provide moral support, pacing advice and companionship in the latter stages of the event.
KosciMiler Pacers are allowed from the following locations. Pacer pick-up or exchange is not permitted outside of these designated checkpoints:
- Sponars Chalet
- Sawpit Creek
- Banjo Patterson Park
- Bullocks Flat
- Ngarigo Campground
There are strict rules regarding pacing:
- Pacers are NOT allowed for Kosci27, Kosci50, or Kosci100 runners.
- Pacers MUST register themselves online as they will be required to sign a waiver.
- The minimum age for Pacers is 18 years old.
- All Pacers must wear a compulsory race bib number. Pacer(s) must attend Runner Check-in to collect their bib and sign their waiver.
- Pacer bibs will be yellow and and match the number of your athlete. This is so we know you are part of the event.
- Pacers must carry their own set of mandatory clothing and equipment items to match that required by the KosciMiler runners.
- Pacers cannot meet their runner before or after the designated start locations or at intermediate points. Doing so results in disqualification.
- Competitors can use three Pacers – but only one at a time (they must change over at designated checkpoint locations, above).
- If you plan to make an exchange, you must hand over your pacer number to the next pacer.
- Pacers are responsible for their own transport.
- Pacers may not carry extra water, food or equipment for runners.
- With the exception of an emergency or medical situation, Pacers cannot provide any material or physical assistance to their athletes.
The Kosci50 and Kosci27 do not allow full service support crewing, meaning you cannot provide material assistance to your runner. The only support you can provide them is moral, so make sure you've got your signs, cowbells and cheering voices ready!
Make sure you read the spectator section in the Runner Guide, available one month before the event. It contains important information you will need to know for the event.
Another great tool is the Spectators page - packed full of useful information for your spectators.
To keep the event manageable as well as fair and safe for all athletes, and to make sure spectators do not get lost, there is some information that spectators need to know.
Spectators may not provide any material or physical assistance to Kosci50 or Kosci27 runners. Moral support only allowed. Spectators cannot run alongside their runners at any point on the course outside of the aid stations.