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.

Mandatory gear:

  • 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.

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