"I know some people might have thought that the mandatory equipment was too much but on race day when I had to sit down in the rain and use my first aid kit to bandage a cut on my knee I was very grateful for having my thermal and jacket. I was also able to notify the race directors of my withdrawal and contact my family to advise them of my status"
Tim a solo runner from our 2021 event
Yes, every runner that takes part on the day must have their gear checked off at the mandatory opening ceremony or at an allocated venue i.e. Tribe&Trail in the weeks leading up.
Teams may share mandatory gear and pass it on to the next runner. For example if you are sharing jackets and thermals they must fit all runners. We wouldn't advise sharing hydration systems so you will need to show at mandatory gear check that you have one for each runner.
Yes, we want everyone to do their part for the community.
The outgoing runner form a checkpoint will be expected to show a particular mandatory equipment item. Have them ready to show for a more efficient process.
Aid station 1 - Avon Valley Ridge: Mobile Phone
Aid station 2 - Walyunga Scenic Lookout: Space Blanket or Bivvy
Aid station 3 - Nissen Hut Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary: First Aid Kit
Aid station 4 - Valley Campground: Headlamp
If you can not show your mandatory kit at that designated point you will not be able to proceed until you have it and will be penalised 30 minutes.
1.) Please ensure it is 100% charged morning of the event. If your phone does not hold charge well we recommend having a battery pack.
2.) Telstra Coverage is recommended as other service providers have no to very limited range in this region. Please note pre paid phones are permitted providing they have sufficient credit to make a call if an emergency situation was to arise.
3.) You must download the Emergency Plus phone application and enable GPS location whilst using app.
4.) Add the Event directors and all aid station contact numbers to your phone address book:
RD Shane Johnstone 0428 122 378
RD Mitchell Craig 0439 935 314
Aid 1 Avon Ridge: TBC
Aid 2 Walyunga Scenic Lookout: TBC
Aid 3 Paruna Nissen Hut: TBC
Aid 4 Valley Campground Avon Valley NP: TBC
To be worn on your front, attached to the outermost garment at all times. A triathlon elastic belt will help you achieve this much easier, especially for teams looking for a quick changeover. Expect to be layering clothes in wet and cold conditions.
Each solo runner and team runner will be issued a tracker
1x crepe bandages 7.5cm x 2.3m long
1x specific snake bandage 10cm x 4.5m
6x wound closure strips (steristrips)
1x triangular bandage
2x non stick wound dressing pads
1x pair of surgical gloves
Please note Tribe & Trail in Maylands stock these first aid packs
These are not to be modified.
Most trail running hydration packs have an inbuilt whistle.
You are required to have 750ml minimum water carrying capacity.
We recommend you have a collapsible cup or suitable water container that can be filled up at aid stations. Please note for environmental reasons there will not be pre filled cups. There will be water and Tailwind at designated aid stations in 20L reservoirs. You are also welcome to leave a drop bag at ALL Aid Stations with additional nutrition and hydration supplies in a container less than 30cm x 30cm, labelled with your name and race bib number.
Aid 1: 12km
Aid 2 : 25km
Aid 3: 37km
Aid 4: 52km
Please note the start will be in the dark and sunset is at 5:22pm. Even if you expect to finish in day light we have to assume the worst case scenario and that is why you are required the head lamp and high vis vest for legs 1, 4 and 5.
ONLY during legs 2 and 3 you are not required to carry a head lamp, spare batteries and high vis vest.
A phone light does not meet our mandatory requirements. Please make sure both sets of batteries for your lights are full charged.
Your High Vis vest must meet Australian standards and not be modified.
The vest must be worn as your outer most layer.
The High Vis vest and head lamps are to be used after 5:15pm.
Please note: You are NOT required to wear the high vis vest on Leg 1 due to the proximity of the leg 1 route and because you are only likely to be in darkness for a maximum of 20 minutes.
This can be a zip lock bag. Please place your phone and head torch in this bag. Note you will go through some creek crossings and there is a chance of rain. It is also advisable to put your thermal in this bag to keep it dry.
This is to keep you warm and dry. Please note if you need medical assistance due to the remoteness of this course it may take a while for support to reach you. To meet this requirement you need a jacket that has taped seams. The jacket must be a size that fits you.
Have one food item that has 20-30g of carbohydrates in addition to planned nutrition. Please label 'emergency' on this item. You will finish with this item unless you had to resort to an emergency scenario.
Please take the time to do your part for the region and pick up 5 pieces of rubbish (use tongs) then take a photo of the items for evidence before you dispose of them appropriately. Please note this can be done in the weeks leading up to the event.
This item will depend on weather and water levels. It would be wise to put this in a water proof bag to protect it from sweat or rain. the thermal must be a size that fits you. Please note in 2021 the thermal was required. We will announce at the opening ceremony or earlier if this item is needed.