Mandatory Gear List

Mandatory Gear (Each Member of the Team Must Carry the Following Items at All Times During the Race.):

  • Compass (1 per team for 2-4 hour course)
  • Whistle
  • Knife (1.5 inch locking blade or longer)
  • Headlamp
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Wool or Synthetic Warm Hat
  • Synthetic Long Sleeve Underwear Top
  • Synthetic Long Leg Underwear Bottom or Tights
  • Waterproof Jacket (taped seams, doesn’t have to be breathable, but recommended)
  • Water Bladder (at least 2 liters)
  • Lighter or Waterproof Matches
  • Glow Stick (1 per person)
  • Race Map and Instructions (Provided)
  • Race Number Bib (visible at all times, provided)
  • Waterproof Pouch for Maps and Race Documents (1 per team)
  • UTM Reader with 1:24,000 scale (1 per team)
  • Water Proof Pen (1 per team)
  • Extra Batteries
  • Extra Light Source
  • Large ziplock bag to pack out trash (i.e. energy bar wrappers, empty energy gel packets, toilet paper, etc.)

Mandatory Gear for Specific Legs

Paddling Section Only: (Long Course Only)

  • PFD’s (provided) – Racers can use their own PFD’s if desired, but be prepared to carry the PFD for additional portions of the race (Coast Guard Type III)
  • Paddles (provided) – No personal paddles will be allowed to be used in the race)
  • Seat for Third Member in the Canoe (optional, but recommended)
  • 10-20 ft of nylon rope to tie off boat if/when needed

Mountain Bike Section Only:

  • ANSI Approved Bike Helmet
  • Bike (No cross bikes or road bikes)
  • White Front Light
  • Red Rear Light mounted on the bike
  • Bike Multi Tool (1 per team)
  • Spare Tube
  • Patch Kit
  • Tire Pump/CO2 Cartridge Inflator (1 per team)

Ropes Section Only:

  • 2 Locking Carabiners
  • Climbing Harness
  • Belay Device
  • 2 Daisy chain webbing or arm-length sewn runners

First Aid Kit

This first aid kit must be carried by someone on each team at all times.

  • 3 – 4×4 Gauze Pads
  • 1 Roll 1” Waterproof Medical Tape or Equivalent Amount of Duct Tape
  • 1 Small Tube of Antibacterial Ointment
  • 3” Ace Bandage
  • Moleskin/Compeed (enough for each member)
  • 2 Safety Pins
  • 3 Doses of Painkiller (Tylenol, Aspirin, etc.)
  • 3 Doses of Anti-inflammatory (Ibuprofen, etc…)
  • Tweezers

Support Crews may carry larger quantities of these items in order to provide medical aid at Transition Areas and replenish any used items in the team first aid kit. Racers and support crews may carry additional first aid items as well.

Other Recommended Items – All Races

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Electrolytes (oral or sports drinks)
  • Bug Spray
  • Toilet Paper or Wipes (bury or use facilities)
  • Food
  • Duct Tape
  • Gloves

Post Race Party – Both Races

  • Change of Clothes (Warm Clothing)
  • Party Hats
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Something to sit in or on

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