gear list

Mandatory

Individual Gear

  • Headlamp with spare batteries

  • Whistle

  • Knife with minimum 2.5" locking blade

Read these RACE RULES and contact the RD if you have any questions about them. 

MANDATORY

Team Gear

  • Lighter or other waterproof fire starter

  • Compass

  • Operable cell phone in waterproof container

  • Water purification

  • Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight .7 or other first aid kit with equivalent contents

  • 1:24,000 plotter (optional points)

  • Sharpie marker (or equivalent)

  • Digital camera (or phone)(optional points)

mandatory

Bike Gear

Per racer:

  • Bicycle (mountain bike required for optional singletrack CPs)

  • CPSC certified bike helmet+

  • Flashing red rear light

  • Spare tube

Per team:

  • Bike multi-tool

  • Bike pump or CO2 inflater

  • Bike lock sufficient to lock both bikes together

mandatory

Paddle Gear

We're providing canoes, paddles and PFDs.  You may bring your own paddle and PFD, if you prefer, and may be required to carry them a short distance to or from the water.  Rental paddles will be canoe paddles only.

 

In the event of extremely high or low water levels, the paddle will be cancelled.

The following items are prohibited in this race: 

  • GPS-enabled devices

    • However, you may carry a tracking device that does not have a screen or mechanism by which to determine location or distance traveled (e.g., SPOT or similar tracker), without sealing it

    • You may carry a tracking device with a screen or mechanism by which to determine location or distance traveled, for purposes of post-race download, but it must be sealed in an opaque bag prior to race start and remain sealed for the duration of the race

    • You may carry a phone that remains in airplane mode, for purposes of taking photos during the race

  • Pedometers

  • Firearms

  • Maps other than those provided by the race organization

  • Communication devices other than cell phone, which may be used only for photos

  • Motorized means of transport

The following items are allowed:

  • Traditional bike computer that determines distance based on wheel rotation

  • Altimeters that determine elevation based on barometric pressure