Mandatory Gear List

This is a bare essential list of required gear that individuals and teams will need to carry during a race. Gear checks may happen at anytime on course. Penalties are assessed based on the Event Rules document.

Teams should pack additional food, clothing & gear as needed to complete the course. Bring your own water needed to start race. We supply water at Main TA but use of personal team water supply to start is preferred. Water supplied on the course will be outlined during pre-race meeting.



For USARA sanctioned races, please see this list.


Mandatory Team Gear:

  • Compass
  • Cell Phone
  • Permanent Marker
  • First Aid Kit:
    • Events 10 hours or less: At least 3 meters of duck tape (Roll it around a small stick. Entire roll not required. Many uses including temporary wound care).
    • Events 12 to 18 hours: the above Duct Tape, Gauze, & Knife
    • Events 24 hours or more: Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight .7 (or build own kit as long as the contents are the same)


Mandatory Individual Gear:

  • Whistle
  • Two (2) Liter Minimum Hydration Capacity
  • Bike (Mountain Bike highly recommended though bike with fat tires will suffice. Other bikes are acceptable though most times riding conditions strongly favor mountain bikes)
  • Bike Helmet


Mandatory Gear for Nocturnal Events: (Any race with night portions)

  • Head Lamp or Flashlight
  • Bike Front White Light (Head lamp acceptable)
  • Bike Rear Red Light
  • 1 Red Glow Stick in case of bike rear light failure (Per person)
  • Batteries to last through nocturnal aspects of event
  • Lighter or Waterproof Matches (Per team)
  • Survival blanket for all events 24hrs or longer (Per person)


Optional Paddling Gear:

  • Individuals in Sport and Elite races can use personal paddles and life vests. (May be required to carry during portion of course depending on details provided at check in)

Additional Gear to consider:

  • Folding Knife (with serrated edge)
  • Waterproof Dry Bag (for cell phone, etc.)
  • Food & Nutrition to last event
  • Electrolytes
  • Bike Tube(s) & Pump
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Back Up Compass
  • Glow Sticks to be seen at night
  • Epipens are recommended for individuals with a prescription
  • Waterproof rain jacket


Last Revised: 11/12/15