AROC Sport was established in early 2003 by Tom Landon-Smith and Alina McMaster. Their inspiration originated from participation in the international series of Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge events organised by Mark Burnett between 1995 and 2002. Tom and Alina have extensive experience in outdoor sports. They were members of the Australian Cross-Country Ski Team between 1985 and 1994 and were the 2003 Australian 24 hour rogaining champions which was the first time a mixed team had won the championships. Between 1997 and 2006 they competed in numerous adventure races both locally and internationally.
They founded a 100k Trail race in 2008 that is now known as Ultra Trail Australia. Held annually in mid May in the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, just west of Sydney. It is the most popular ultra trail run in the southern hemisphere, attracting over 1,500 participants to the original 100km race distance. In 2013, a 50km event was also introduced, and attracts over 2000 participants and 2016 a 22km distance has been added to attract more trail runners to the event. Then in 2019 an 11k race was added to this fantastic festival of trail running.
For more information about AROC Sport head to their website here