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This page contains required and recommended gear for our races. We only require that you have minimal gear with you so our gear list is not all of the gear that you will need. It is your responsibility to asses your abilities and requirements and to ensure that you have all of the gear necessary for your own safety and comfort during the race.

 

Weeknight and 6hr Adventure Race Gear (WAR)

Required Gear

Surprise gear checks can occur anywhere along the course, so be sure that you have your required gear with you to avoid a significant missing gear penalty.

DisciplineWeeknight & 6hr AR Required Gear
All Team Race Passport
Team Writing Implement (permanent marker works on most papers and when wet)
Team Race Maps
Team Compass
Team Time Piece
Team Cell Phone
Team First Aid Kit (containing at least; alcohol or iodine sterile wipes, sterile adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointment, gauze pads, 3ft duct tape)
Individual Whistle
Individual Emergency Blanket or Large Garbage Bag
Individual Capacity to carry 16oz of water/fluid at all times
Individual Emergency Card (containing; name, address, emergency contact info, allergies, medical conditions, insurance info, other important medical info or instructions)
Trek Individual Light (headlamp works best, can use front bike light if it is easliy detachable)
Bike Individual CPSC Certified Bike Helmet
Individual Bike (see recommendation on the race description for type of bike)
Individual White Front Bike Light (only if race finish time is after dark)
Individual Flashing Red Rear Bike Light (only if race finish time is after dark)
Canoe (if water section) Team Canoe (each holds up to 3 people)
Individual PFD (Type III or better)
Individual Paddle

Recommended Gear

The following is gear that we recommend that you bring with you on the race. This is a fairly minimal list. To see a more complete Adventure Race candidate gear ideas, check out our Big AR Gear List.

DisciplineWeeknight & 6hr AR Recommended Gear
All Team Spare Writing Implement
Team Waterproof clear plastic bags for maps and passport (maps and passport may or may not be waterproof)
Team First Aid Kit Additions; anti-inflammatory tablets, self-adhesive ace bandage, tweezers
Team Small Locking Blade Folding Knife or Scissors
Individual Backpack
Individual Reflective and/or Light Colored Outer Clothing
Individual Layered/Warm Clothing (including hat and gloves)
Individual Rain Gear (if any chance of rain)
Individual Electrolyte Drink Mix
Individual Energy Food (a little gels, bars, etc.)
Individual Sun Protection (sunscreen, sunglasses)
Individual Change of Clothes for the Finish
Trek Individual Running Shoes (suitable for road as well as trail)
Bike Team Bike Computer
Team Tire Levers
Team Tube Patch Kit
Team Tire Pump and/or CO2
Individual Handlebar Mounted Waterproof Map Case or Map Board
Individual Spare Tire Tube

 

Long 12hr - 24hr Adventure Race Gear

Required Gear

Surprise gear checks can occur anywhere along the course, so be sure that you have your required gear with you to avoid a significant missing gear penalty.

DisciplineLong 12hr - 24hr AR Required Gear
All Team Race Passport
Team Writing Implement (permanent marker works on most papers and when wet)
Team Race Maps
Team Compass
Team Time Piece
Team Cell Phone (sealed prior to race)
Team First Aid Kit (containing at least; alcohol or iodine sterile wipes, sterile adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointment, gauze pads, 3ft duct tape)
Individual Knife (Small Locking Blade, Folding Knife or Scissors)
Individual Fire starter (lighter, waterproof matches, etc.)
Individual Whistle
Individual Survival Mirror
Individual Light Source (Headlamp, waterproof)
Individual Emergency Blanket or Large Garbage Bag
Individual Capacity to carry 80oz of water/fluid at all times
Individual Emergency Card (containing; name, address, emergency contact info, allergies, medical conditions, insurance info, other important medical info or instructions)
Individual Shell Layer Top
Individual Baselayer Top
Individual Baselayer Bottom (leggings/tights)
Individual Baselayer Head (hat/beenie)
Individual Food
Individual Eye Protection (day and night)
Mountain Bike Team Tire Pump and/or CO2
Individual CPSC Certified Bike Helmet
Individual Mountain Bike (no hybrid or cyclocross)
Individual White Front Bike Light
Individual Flashing Red Rear Bike Light
Individual Spare Tire Tube

Recommended Gear

The following is gear that we recommend that you bring with you on the race. This is a fairly minimal list. To see a more complete Adventure Race candidate gear ideas, check out our Big AR Gear List.

DisciplineLong 12hr - 24hr AR Recommended Gear
All Team Spare Writing Implement
Team Waterproof clear plastic bags for maps and passport (maps and passport may or may not be waterproof)
Team Water Purification (filter, tablets, iodine, etc.)
Team First Aid Kit Additions; anti-inflammatory tablets, self-adhesive ace bandage, tweezers
Team Altimeter
Team Digital Camera
Individual Backpack
Individual Reflective and/or Light Colored Outer Clothing
Individual Layered/Warm Clothing (including hat and gloves)
Individual Rain Gear (if any chance of rain)
Individual Electrolyte Drink Mix
Individual Sun Protection (sunscreen, sunglasses)
Individual Change of Clothes for the Finish
Bike Team Bike Computer
Team Tire Levers
Team Tube Patch Kit
Team Bike Tools (chain tool, allen wrenches, etc.)
Individual Handlebar Mounted Waterproof Map Case or Map Board

  

Winter Adventure/Navigation Race Gear

Required Gear

Surprise gear checks can occur anywhere along the course, so be sure that you have your required gear with you to avoid a significant missing gear penalty.

DisciplineWinter Race - Required Gear
All Team Race Passport
Team Writing Implement (permanent marker works on most papers and when wet)
Team Race Maps
Team Compass
Team Time Piece
Team Cell Phone (sealed prior to race)
Team First Aid Kit (containing at least; alcohol or iodine sterile wipes, sterile adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointment, gauze pads, 3ft duct tape)
Individual Knife (Small Locking Blade, Folding Knife or Scissors)
Individual Fire starter (lighter, waterproof matches, etc.)
Individual Whistle
Individual Survival Mirror
Individual Light Source (Headlamp, waterproof)
Individual Emergency Blanket or Large Garbage Bag
Individual Capacity to carry 32oz of water/fluid at all times
Individual Emergency Card (containing; name, address, emergency contact info, allergies, medical conditions, insurance info, other important medical info or instructions)
Individual Backpack
Individual Shell Layer Top
Individual Baselayer Top
Individual Warm/Insulated Top (if Shell Layer isn't insulated)
Individual Baselayer Bottom
Individual Baselayer Head (hat/beenie)
Individual Warm gloves
Individual Food
Snowshoes Individual Snowshoes
Fat Tire Bike (if bike section) Team Tire Pump and/or CO2
Individual CPSC Certified Bike Helmet
Individual Fat Tire Bike (no hybrid or cyclocross)
Individual Spare Tire Tube

Recommended Gear

The following is gear that we recommend that you bring with you on the race. This is a fairly minimal list. To see a more complete Adventure Race candidate gear ideas, check out our Big AR Gear List.

DisciplineWinter Race - Recommended Gear
All Team Spare Writing Implement
Team Waterproof clear plastic bags for maps and passport (maps and passport may or may not be waterproof)
Team First Aid Kit Additions; anti-inflammatory tablets, self-adhesive ace bandage, tweezers
Team Altimeter
Team Digital Camera
Individual Electrolyte Drink Mix
Individual Sun Protection (sunscreen, sunglasses)
Individual Change of Clothes for the Finish
Bike Team Bike Computer
Team Tire Levers
Team Tube Patch Kit
Team Bike Tools (chain tool, allen wrenches, etc.)
Individual Handlebar Mounted Waterproof Map Case or Map Board

 

Prohibited Gear

The following gear may not be used anywhere on the course.

Prohibited Gear
GPS (You may use a GPS to record your performance for later evaluation. Any GPS device must remain stowed in your pack and may not be accessed in any way during the race. Failure to comply will lead to disqualification.)
Maps other than those provided by race organizers
A means of transport other than those specified for the race
Cell phone use other than for emergency purposes

 

The Big Gear List

Click here to download an excel spreasheet that has a list of most of the gear that you would ever want to consider for adventure races. You can use this list for ideas on what you might want to pack either for a Transition Area, as Team gear, or as Individual gear. This list will generally have way more than what you will use, but we have found it handy when thinking through what we might want to bring for a race.