AURA-the Australian Ultra Runners Association is the representative body for ultrarunners in Australia.
AURAs support is pivotal in allowing Trail Ultras to exist through support, recognition, insurance and gaining credibility. If you run ultras you should be a member. All AURA sanctioned races offer significant discounts on entry to members.
To access the best trails we need to access the National Parks. Parks Victoria are incredibly supportive of well organised and safe athletic endeavours on Parks trails. Without that support there would be no races on these great tracks. Parks Vic practices what it preaches in regards to 'Healthy Parks, Healthy People'.
And 2Toms provide me with lube and blister reducing powder. I have done thousands of kilometres on BlisterShield and more latterly SportShield and I would not consider starting an ultra without first applying both.