Mandatory gear chart 2020
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All distances and disciplines
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200km Bike125km Run/Bike54km Run/Bike
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162km Run
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MANDATORY GEAR
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Cycling HelmetMandatory for cyclists
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HeadNo specific head, torso, and pants gear requirements this year
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TorsoPlease dress responsibly for conditions, make sure ALL skin can be covered
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PantsLayering and technical fabrics are your friends!
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Extra JacketFor emergency. Must be windproof and insulated, a separate extra windproof shell and extra insulated layer is fine
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Extra Head CoverFor emergency. Either a windproof and insulated hood attached to extra jacket (a separate extra windproof shell and extra insulated layer is fine) or an extra toque
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Extra PantsFor emergency. Must be windproof and insulated
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WaterNo specific water requirements this year. With the possible exception of Fraser Rd all CheckPoints should have water but please plan to be self sufficient and remember that uninsulated water freezes!
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Main Light (Headlamp, Flashlight, or Front Bike Light)Min run time 12 hrs at -30C, recommended 100 lumens or brighterMin run time 12 hrs at -30C, recommended 100 lumens or brighterMin run time 5 hrs at -30C, recommended 100 lumens or brighter
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Backup LightBackup flashlight, headlamp, or front bike light OR spare batteries for main light
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Front LightFlashing white LED light on front of body/bike. Minimum of 3 flashing LED's or 1 super bright LED (e.g. no 'turtle' lights)
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Rear LightFlashing red LED light on front of body/bike. Minimum of 3 flashing LED's or 1 super bright LED (e.g. no 'turtle' lights)
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High-VizAt least 60 sq cm of reflective material on front and back of you during race. Can be on your pack, but not on your bike.
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WhistleWhistle on string around neckNot requiredNot required
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FoodNo specific food requirements this year. Although a few CP's may offer food please plan to be self sufficient and remeber that carrying more than enough food isn't a bad thing!
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Emergency FoodNo emergency food requirements this year, but please plan to have extra food in case you are stopped in place for longer than anticpated
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NavigationCompass and cycle computer/pedometer OR GPS with extra set of batteries (lithium recommended). Phone can be used as GPS but external battery pack required.
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Course Cue SheetsMandatory
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Emergency ShelterCold weather shelter (e.g. SOL bivvy or small tent)Not requiredNot required
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RECOMMENDED GEAR
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Sleeping bag
Cold weather -20C rated
Cold weather -20C rated
unlikely to need
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ShelterMandatoryBivy sack or small tentunlikely to need
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OuterwearSki goggles, extreme condition mittens, extra headwear and outerwear, overboots, gaiters
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Spare clothingUndershirt/extra base layer, socks, extra layers
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SundriesDuct tape, Vaseline, sunglasses, lip balm with SPF, moleskin, ibuprofen
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ToolsSmall knife, multi-tool, flat changing tools and pump
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High VizExtra is good :)
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Cell PhoneWith external battery pack
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Food5000-7000 cal of cold weather edible food5000-7000 cal of cold weather edible food2000 cal of cold weather edible food
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Water2L or more, insulated2L or more, insulated1L or more, insulated
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Emergency Beacone.g. Spot
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Sense of humourThe most important
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