Items supplied

Items supplied as part of your entry include;

  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Life vests (PFD’s)
  • Race notes
  • Control card
  • Two sets of waterproof maps
  • Mystery activity equipment

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 must be shinning when riding in the dark.

Compulsory gear to be carried

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

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm thermal jersey
  • Warm thermal base layer top (long sleeve)
  • Warm thermal base layer leggings
  • Warm hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Whistle
  • Headtorch with spare fresh batteries – Your head light above 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

Note: Warm thermal means wool, merino, fleece, down, polypro or equivalent material.

Per team;

  • Basic first aid kit
  • Survival blanket
  • Compass
  • 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

Plus – timing transponder, two sets of waterproof maps, control card and CP descriptions (supplied).

Strongly recommended additional team gear to carry:

  • Throughout the event – sunscreen and chafe cream
  • On mountain bike leg/s – Minimum of two x bike inner tubes, tire levers, pump, multi-tool with chain brake