Mandatory Gear

Mandatory gear is there purely for the safety of the runners. As the name suggests – it is mandatory.

There are two lists of gear.

1. Fine weather gear – this is the minimum you will be required to run with on any day regardless of the weather.

500ml hydration.
A whistle.

2. “Not so Fine” weather Gear – this may be required in addition to the Fine Weather Kit if the weather is … Not So Fine!!

In addition to the fine weather gear –
Buff or beanie
Space blanket
Waterproof jacket
Long-sleeved thermal top

From the Race Director’s perspective – the aim is to allow runners to run the event with as little gear as possible WITHOUT compromising their safety. .

In the interest of getting the kit down to a bare minimum on the day – the call for “Fine Weather” or “Not so Fine Weather” Kits will be announced at 6am on the morning of the event. You need to have both kits ready!!

We suggest you have your “Not so fine” weather kit packed into a hydration pack or similar.


In 2019 there will be gear checks done at the Aid Station along the way as well as at the finish. If you do not have all the gear at either – your entry will be voided and no time recorded.