Items supplied

Items supplied as part of your entry include:

  • Kayaks (not used for the Intro course)
  • Paddles (not used for the Intro course)
  • Life vests / PFD’s (not used for the Intro course)
  • Race notes
  • Control card
  • Waterproof maps
  • Check point descriptors sheet
  • Mystery activity equipment
  • Race bibs
  • Timing transponders

Required equipment

  • Good footwear All team members need to have a suitable pair of comfortable footwear for the Trekking stages (walking /running).
  • Backpack – All team members need a suitable comfortable backpack to carry personal and team compulsory gear (see listed below) for the duration of the event.
  • Mountain bike – Everyone needs a mountain bike. Each team must carry tools (a multi-tool with chain breaker, spare tubes, tire levers, pump, etc.) to affect basic running repairs.
  • Cycle helmet – In line with NZ Law, it is compulsory for everyone to wear a NZ safety approved cycle helmet when riding their bike.
  • Bike lights In line with NZ Law, a front (white) and rear (red) light are both compulsory, when riding in the dark.
    • A rear red light, therefore must be fixed to the mountain bike. Please make sure you secure this well. It is advisable to use a little tape to ensure the light does not rattle loose from the holder and come off whilst riding.
    • A white light must be fitted facing the direction of travel. This could be fixed to the handlebars or helmet. The headlamp (also a compulsory item) mounted to a riders helmet will suffice for the front light. 

Compulsory gear to be carried

Compulsory gear – Per team member (during all mountain biking and trekking stages):

  • Personal face mask & hand sanitizer
  • Seam sealed waterproof jacket
  • Warm* thermal jersey
  • Warm* thermal base layer top (long sleeve)
  • Warm* thermal base layer leggings
  • Warm* hat
  • Warm* gloves
  • Head torch with spare fresh batteries – Your head light can suffice for your white front bike light (as above in the required equipment)
  • Adequate food – for the completion of the entire race
  • Adequate water – between places water can be topped up

*Warm thermal means wool, merino, fleece, down, polypropylene or equivalent material.

Compulsory gear – Per team (during all mountain biking and trekking stages):

  • Basic first aid kit
  • Survival blanket
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Fine tipped permanent marker pen – for planning the team’s route and writing down any clues on course
  • Fully charged phone in a seal-able waterproof bag (Note: all phones must be on Aeroplane mode when on course)

Strongly recommended additional team gear to carry (throughout the event):

  • Sunscreen
  • Chafe cream