Athletes who will enhance the competitiveness of the KosciMiler, Kosci100 and Kosci50 races, and the international profile of the event are invited to apply for travel assistance. The assistance offered is in three tiers.


Selection Criteria

General Selection Criteria for all levels

Athletes for all three levels will be selected according to:

  • Ability to enhance the competitiveness of the event (based on their race CV)
  • Social media following and use of social media
  • Being approachable and available to their fans during event week
  • Willingness of your sponsors (if sponsored) to help promote your participation in the event and share social media relevant to your performance
  • Country representation – to ensure we have an international field If your sponsors are bringing a media crew (i.e photographer / video) to cover your performance and the event
  • Relationships with existing national and international media

Athlete Obligations for all levels

Athletes for all levels will be expected to:

  • Participate in the nominated event to the best of their abilities
  • Be available for race social media – i.e. photos and interviews
  • Take part in the race week activities including Athlete Panel, athlete activations, presentations etc
  • Write a race report via an athlete blog, or social media page and tag Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko by UTMB
  • Engage with race staff and fellow participants in a friendly and respectful manner and demonstrate good sportsmanship throughout the event
  • Tag Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko by UTMB in all race related social media posts

Level 1

Elite Athlete Assistance Programme (Kosci100 + KosciMiler only) 

UTMB World Series and Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko by UTMB will together choose athletes for level 1 assistance. Applications are to be made directly to UTMB World Series. Assistance Available:

  • Flight
  • Accommodation
  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Free race entry


Level 2

(KosciMiler, Kosci100 and Kosci50 only)

Selection criteria:

  • Previous podium finishers of UTMB World Series Race

Assistance Available:

  • Accommodation
  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Free race entry


Level 3


Selection Criteria:

  • Previous podium finishers of UTMB World Series Races
  • Podium finishers of major trail ultra races globally
  • Podium finishers of major endurance events such as an IRONMAN or major marathons
  • Evidence of ability to be a potential race podium finisher

Assistance Available:

  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Free race entry