The mandatory gear list contains what we believe is the absolute minimum to keep you safe during the event and in the high country’s unpredictable weather systems. If you would normally take something extra on a run of this duration, you should still take it.
The course passes through remote trails, where protection from the elements and medical/support services could be some time/distance from athletes needing assistance. It is therefore imperative that the mandatory gear is carried at all times.
In order to reduce waste, we are a cupless event. We encourage runners to carry their own drinking cup, bottle, or hydration vest that they can use at aid stations for the selection of drinks.
Athletes must carry the mandatory gear at all times during the race. No mandatory gear = no start!
All athletes should be prepared for random spot checks, which may occur at any time during the race. Any infringement may result in disqualification or removal from the event.
If you have any questions regarding the mandatory gear list – please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to confirm.
|1 x long sleeve thermal top |
|1 x long leg thermal pants |
|1 x waterproof and breathable jacket with fully taped |
(not critically taped) waterproof seams and hood
|1 x beanie balaclava or head sock (buff)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 x full-fingered lightweight thermal gloves |
|1 x high visibility safety vest that complies with Australian Standard AS/NZS 4602:1999 or AS/NZS 4602:2010 or AS/NZS 4602: 2011 as well as Class D/N for day and night time wear||Yes||Yes||No|
|1 x headlamp||Yes||Yes||No|
|1 x small backup light||Yes||Yes||No|
|1 x mobile phone in working order with fully charged battery and working SIM card||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 x compass||Yes||Yes||No|
|1 x whistle||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 x emergency space blanket (light bivvy sack or equivalent)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 x compression bandage (minimum dimensions 7.5cm wide x 2.3m long unstretched)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 x lightweight dry sack||Yes||Yes||No|
|Water bottles or bladders carrying 2 litres of water from the start||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2 x food bars / food portions||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 x ziplock bag for your personal rubbish||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 x waterproof map case||Yes||Yes||No|
|1 x course map and set of course descriptions (provided in race pack)||Yes||Yes||No|
|1 x A5 participants emergency instruction card (provided in race pack)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 x race number (provided in race pack)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 x timing tag for backpack (provided in race pack)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 x long leg waterproof pants||Yes||Yes||No|
|1 x 100-weight (minimum) long sleeve synthetic fleece top||Yes||Yes||No|
Prior to event contact: email@example.com
Race week: please speak to one of the official GSER gear check staff at Race Check-In.