REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

THESE ARE COMPULSORY ITEMS YOU AND YOUR TEAM WILL REQUIRE TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE

COMPULSORY ITEMS

PER PERSON

  • 2-3L Water Pack/Bottles

  • Personal Medication

  • Mobile Phone

  • Enclosed Walking Shoes

  • Lunch & Snacks (e.g. Scroggin, Muesli Bars, fruit)
  • Race Bibs (supplied by the event)

Please Note:

Race bibs are to be worn on outside of clothing at all times – in the event of a medical emergency, your race bib number will be used by emergency service providers to access medical history supplied. It must be easy to be viewed, for this reason, you must wear your allocated bib (no swapping).

PER TEAM on course

  • Battery Charge Pack

  • Small First Aid Kit with:

    • 2 heavy weight crepe bandages
    • 2 triangular bandages
    • Disposable CPR mask
    • Space blanket
    • Band-aids
    • Blister protection tape
    • Mild pain relief
    • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Guide (supplied by event)

EQUIPMENT CHECK

Your safety is really important to us, so we will be checking both personal and team required equipment prior to you starting on course on event day.

MAKE SURE YOU ARE CARRYING EVERYTHING YOU NEED OR YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO START.

RECOMMENDED

AMBULANCE COVER

It is strongly recommended that all participants have ambulance cover. In an emergency situation, our first aid provider or event staff will call an ambulance and you will be liable for the costs personally if you are uninsured. Get insured here.

PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE

We have public liability insurance to cover the Team Challenge. This does not include Personal Accident Insurance for you. It is recommended that your arrange your own Personal Accident Insurance cover before participating to cover any unforeseen personal costs you may incur. A great option that covers you for both training and event day for only $10 is available via Athletics Victoria – you can learn more here.

ADDITIONAL GEAR

These items are recommended but not compulsory. They can be left with family & friends acting as support crew and collected at Wellness Stop sites.

  • Change of Clothes

    we recommend having a change of clothes not just for the weather you think it is but for all weather, you never know how quickly the weather can change.

  • Quick Dry Clothing

    we recommend wearing clothing that is quick drying, if it is wet or hot this will keep you as comfortable as possible in those conditions

  • Lightweight Rain Jacket/Poncho

    you never know when the rains will come so be prepared, we also recommend it has a hood

  • Compression Garments

    compression garments can help with delaying muscle soreness and improve blood flow

  • Spare Socks

    bring socks that fit your feet and shoes well. These should be tested prior to the challenge to make sure they don’t fall down and are comfortable with the shoes (including any spare shoes) that you will be wearing. Getting a good running or trail sock is recommend as they seem to be more breathable and are more likely to keep moisture away.

  • Spare Shoes

    shoes that are well broken in can help if blisters develop, changing shoes will hopefully change where the pressure points are on your foot and will stop rubbing on blisters. Also a great back up if your primary shoes become broken.

  • Beanie & Gloves

    just in case it gets cold

  • Hat & Sunglasses

    just in case it is sunny.

  • Towel

    great to wipe away dampness from the skin.

  • Walking Poles

    only if you have trained with them – don’t introduce anything new on challenge day.

  • Protective Pouch

    to water protect items such as your phone and the event guide