gear list


Individual Gear

  • Headlamp with spare batteries

  • Whistle

  • Knife with minimum 2.5" locking blade

  • Optional: roller blades or skates, scooter or skateboard that may be used over a ~2-mile stretch of paved trail instead of trekking*

Please also print and bring this USARA waiver with you to check-in.  


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 point)

  • Sharpie marker (or equivalent)

  • Digital camera (or phone)(optional points)


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


Paddle Gear

We're providing 2-seater canoes, paddles and PFDs.  You may bring your own paddle and PFD, if you prefer, and stage them at the put-in.  You will then need to carry them a short distance from the take-out.  Rental paddles will be canoe paddles only.


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

* There will be a ~2-mile section of trekking on paved trail where racers may choose instead to roller blade/skate, scooter or skateboard.  If you elect this option, you will have to carry your equipment a short distance before (~1/2 mile) and after (~1-mile) the paved trail .  The paved trail is neither straight nor flat.  There is an elevation loss of 175' from start to finish of the ~2-mile section of paved trail and, therefore, racers will need to exercise extreme caution on the downhill if they choose to roller blade/skate, scooter or skateboard.  Racers also must wear bike helmets if they elect to be on wheels for this segment.  Would you be faster on foot?  That's all part of AR strategizing!

+ Racers who choose to roller blade/skate, scooter or skateboard must wear a bike helmet during that segment also, and will have to carry or wear the helmet a short distance before and after.

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