Mandatory Gear – 21km, 50km, 102km

As we get closer to race week, we wanted to make sure you know what mandatory gear you are expected to have with you when you complete Athlete Check-In in February.

The must-haves:

  • 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

In addition to the must-haves, we recommend you also bring:

  • A drinking cup or bottle, as it is a cupless race
  • Your mobile phone and backup power in a waterproof container
  • A headlamp for if you may finish your race after dark
  • Your own specific on-course nutrition requirements

There are three compulsory gear levels for the 21km, 50km and 102km distances:
– A. No compulsory equipment
– B. Waterproof jacket (seam-sealed + hooded).
– C. Base layer long top wool/polypropylene, base layer long pants wool/polypropylene, waterproof jacket (seam-sealed + hooded), thermal hat (Buff accepted), thermal gloves.

We will advise by 12-noon Wednesday, 5 February, at athlete check-in and the pre-race briefing, competitors what compulsory clothing and equipment items they must carry (based on the expected weather conditions). If there is little risk of bad weather, the most likely Compulsory Gear list will be A.

If you are travelling to Rotorua before this date, please ensure you pack all of the above – it’ll save you needing to go and purchase it after you arrive.

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