Mandatory Gear – 100 Miler
As race day approaches, please ensure you know what mandatory gear you and your pacers are expected to have with you when you complete Athlete Check-In in February.
All 100-mile runners will be required to carry compulsory gear for the duration of the race. A compulsory gear inspection will need to be completed at the athlete check-in before you can collect your race bib.
- Headlamp (make sure the batteries are new and you have spares)
- Base layer top (long sleeve & wool or polypropylene)
- Base layer pants (long & wool or polypropylene)
- Thermal hat (Buff accepted)
- Waterproof jacket (seam-sealed and hooded)
- Thermal gloves
- Survival bag* (not a survival blanket – these are available at most camping/outdoor stores)
- 2m of self-adhesive bandage
- Mobile phone & portable battery pack (best to have these in a waterproof container)
* The survival bag must be sealed everywhere except the top opening (i.e it is a bag, not a blanket) – it must be large enough for you to climb into and pull tight around your shoulders – if it is a single-use bag (most foil survival bags are single use), then it must be in new condition. Survival bags from most outdoor retailers are perfect and range from $5 to $25.
In addition to the must-haves, we recommend you also bring:
- A drinking cup or bottle, as it is a cupless race
- Your own specific on-course nutrition requirements
Please ensure you have all the items above with you when you come to Athlete Check-In – if you don’t have the right gear or it fails the inspection, you will need to purchase new gear before you can race.Back To Blog