Mandatory Gear Lists

The mandatory gear list contains what we believe is the absolute minimum to keep you safe during the event and in New Zealand's unpredictable weather systems. If you would normally take something extra on a run of this duration, you should still take it.

The course passes through remote trails, where protection from the elements and medical/support services could be some time/distance from athletes needing assistance. It is therefore imperative that the mandatory gear is carried at all times.

In order to reduce waste, we are a cupless event. Athletes are strongly advised to carry their own drinking cup, bottle or hydration vest that they can use at aid stations for the selection of drinks. We recommend you also carry water between aid stations. Optionally (but recommended) you should carry any gels or another form of calories with you between aid stations.





Do I need to carry ALL of the mandatory gear?

TUMMiler athletes will be required to carry the full list of mandatory gear for their distance regardless of weather conditions on the day.

TUM102, TUM50 and TUM21 athletes will be advised at 12-noon Wednesday 14th February if all of the mandatory gear listed above must be carried on the day. Based on the expected weather and track conditions, you may not need it all, however we encourage you to plan to need to carry it all and practice this in your training.

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Athletes in the TUMMiler, TUM102 and TUM50 distances must have their mandatory gear pass a pre-race inspection. This can either be done pre-event at an Official Gear Check Store, or at Athlete Check-in.

The list of Official Gear Check stores will be confirmed closer to the event.

If you are unsure if your gear will pass the inspection, or if you wish to avoid the queues at Athlete Check-In, we recommend getting your gear checked in advance. If all of your items pass, the Official Gear Check Store will confirm this on an online form that will sync with your registration. You will not receive a certificate and do not need to bring a certificate or your gear to check-in. If you do not get your gear pre-checked, or if it fails the pre-check, you will need to bring your gear to Athlete Check-In for inspection.

For TUM102 and TUM50 athletes who choose to get their gear inspected at Athlete Check-In, you will only be required to present the items we advise are required at 12-noon Wednesday 14th February.

Athletes in the TUM21 distance must carry the mandatory gear as listed above, but they are not required to undergo any official pre-race checks. 

All athletes, including those in TUM21, should be prepared for random spot checks, which may occur at any time during the race. Any infringement may result in disqualification or removal from the event.

Athletes must carry the mandatory gear at all times during the race.