GEAR & KIT LIST

GEAR LIST

To ensure you and your team are fully prepared and protected on race day, the following items are to be worn or carried during the event as a minimum:

mandatory gear

The following must be carried by the on-course team at all times:

PROVIDED TO YOU ON THE DAY:

  • Course Map and course description
  • Compass (one per team)
  • Whistle (x 4 – one per on-course team member)
  • First aid kit (compression bandage, triangular bandage, adhesive dressings, wound dressings, alcohol wipes, foil blanket)
  • All kayaking equipment (kayaks, paddles, personal floatation devices)

YOU MUST BRING WITH YOU:

  • Mobile phone for emergency use (in a waterproof bag eg: zip-lock bag or dry bag)
  • Means of carrying water eg: backpack / hydration pack (at least two litres per person is recommended)
  • Mountain bike and approved helmet with pump/repair kit.
  • Team vehicles capable of transporting bikes and team members between transition areas.

We also recommend you bring or carry with you the following equipment:

  • Waterproof map case or clear contact (to protect your map out on course)
  • Highlighters/marker pens (for marking map) and scissors
  • Food and snacks for the day
  • Additional water
  • Suitable clothing for the conditions
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat/Cap and sunscreen
  • Gaiters/sock protectors
  • Appropriate glasses/eyewear
  • Towel
  • Additional plastic bags (zip-lock bag or dry bag) to waterproof other equipment
  • Watch (without GPS)
  • Additional first aid supplies and any personal medications
  • Duct tape (in-field repairs!)
  • A change of clothing for the end of the day

mountain bike hire

If you need bikes for the event, send an email to Mick from Sydney Mountain Bike Hire or contact him on 0408 690 584 to arrange a booking for yourself and/or your teammates for The Great Adventure Challenge. Bike hire includes helmet.

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