gear list

Mandatory

Individual Gear

  • Headlamp with spare batteries

  • Whistle

  • Knife with minimum 2.5" locking blade

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

mandatory

Bike Gear

Per racer:

  • Mountain bike (no cyclocross)

  • CPSC certified bike helmet

  • Flashing red rear light

Per team:

  • Spare bike tube

  • Bike multi-tool

  • Bike pump or CO2 inflater

mandatory

Paddle Gear

You don't have to pack anything!  We're providing canoes, canoe paddles and PFDs. Canoes will have only two seats. You may bring your own paddle, PFD, and/or a third seat for the center of the canoe (or improvise one with stuff in your garage).  You will not need to carry them any further than the rentals. You may want a dry bag for your gear.

The following items are prohibited in this race: 

  • GPS-enabled devices

    • Traditional bike computer that determines distance based on wheel rotation is permitted (and recommended)​

    • Altimeters are permitted (though not necessarily recommended)

    • You may carry a tracking device that does not have a screen or mechanism by which to determine location or distance traveled, 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

  • Pedometers

  • Firearms

  • Maps other than those provided by the race organization

  • Communication devices other than sealed cell phone

  • Motorized means of transport