Gear List

Essentials (must be carried during entire race)

Supplied by organizer

  • Maps
  • Bib numbers
  • Punch sticks

Team gear

Mandatory

  • Compasses (2)
  • Watch
  • FRS Radio (channel to be determined by race staff. There is poor cellphone reception)
  • First Aid Kit

Recommended

  • Waterproof map case
  • Water filter or water purification system (e.g. Aquatabs or Pristine)

Individual gear

Mandatory

  • Backpack
  • Water bottle or hydration bladder, 1 liter minimum capacity
  • Pair of race specific footwear (e.g. Trail runners)
  • Pair of long pants or tights
  • Rain jacket (preferably lightweight)
  • Whistle
  • Emergency blanket
  • Headlamp and spare batteries
  • Lighter / matches (waterproof recommended)

Recommended

  • Knife (min. 2″ folding blade)
  • Long sleeve synthetic shirt
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Hat or visor
  • Bug spray
  • Fleece or soft shell mid-layer (weather dependent)
  • Gloves (weather dependent)

Prohibited equipment to use during entire race

  • GPS unit or any device with GPS capabilities (e.g. smartphone) – See special note below
  • Any other maps other than those supplied by the race organizers

SPECIAL NOTE ON GPS
We understand that competitors want to know where they went wrong and/or compare with other racers after the race therefore you will be allowed to carry one GPS unit during the race. This unit MUST be shown to the race organizers at race check-in. We have taken precautions to ensure that this device will not tempt you to use it during the race. Once you have completed the race please show us your GPS device so we can ensure that our system to house the GPS has not been tampered with.

Bike Section(s)

Team Gear

Mandatory

  • Tire Pump
  • Set of tire levers

Individual Gear

Mandatory

  • Mountain Bike
  • Bike helmet (must be worn during entire bike section)
  • Spare Tube

Recommended

  • Bike computer (highly recommended)
  • Set of allen keys / hex wrenches
  • Chain repair tool
  • Water bottle on bike
  • Inner tube patch kit
  • Spare link for bike chain
  • Tow system
  • Biking Shoes

Paddle Section(s)

Team Gear

Mandatory

  • Canoe
  • Throw bag (or 15 meter of floating rope)
  • Bailing device

Recommended

  • Yoke pads, or decent portage yoke installed in canoe
  • Middle seat for the third person in your boat (stool or foam seat)

Individual Gear

Mandatory

  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device) whistle attached – must be Canada Coast Guard approved (must be worn during entire canoeing section)
  • Paddle

Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes for after the event.