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Equipment

Each competitor must carry the items outlined in the mandatory safety standard list, in addition to a number of items required by each team.

These will be checked before you start. There will be checkpoints along the route where these items will be checked, and for safety reasons points will be deducted if items are missing. Please find below a list of the mandatory and recommended safety items that you will need. Participants may decide to bring additional items depending on their individual preferences.

Each individual is responsible for carrying his/her own equipment and clothing for the challenge, appropriate to the climate, conditions and activities. There will be a Fuelling Station in the breakfast area where participants can create their own bags with snacks each morning, however competitors may choose to bring additional food, or specific gels. We recommend that each participant carries at least 3 litres of water with them each day. Please note that there will be emergency water/snack stations on the challenge route.

Please note that individual and team packs will be checked before the Race Start. It is essential for your safety and that of your team that you ensure you have all the necessary safety equipment in particular. We represent an industry which puts safety at its heart and we ask you to follow the same principles during this event.

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Mandatory gear for each competitor (one set per individual participant)
  • Trail running shoes or hiking shoes for Green Dragon (it is important that these are not new). Important point is that normal “running shoes for road running” are not suitable as the mountain road surface can be muddy and slippery.
  • Waterproof jacket (this is determined by looking inside the jacket at the seams. If the seams are not “sealed” then the jacket does not meet the waterproof standard. Most GORE-TEX® jackets have taped seams)
  • Waterproof trousers GORE-TEX® is recommended.
  • Backpack (capacity to hold 17-20L
  • Whistle
  • Emergency blanket (lightweight, Mylar-type material, thermal)
  • Wool or synthetic cap (NOT cotton; wool remains insulated and will dry more quickly)
  • Capacity to carry a minimum of one litre of water (although it is strongly recommended to carry 3 litres) You may consider a hydration backpack or camel pack which is environmentally friendly and easily filled.
  • Large plastic bag (large bin liner/ garbage bags can also be used to keep you warm
  • Official race bib (to be given to each competitor at registration)
  • Face mask
  • Hand sanitizer
Mandatory gear for each team (one set per team)
  • Basic First Aid kit containing:
    • Antibacterial ointment
    • Small assortment of band-aids
    • Blister plasters
    • 3” ace bandage
    • 6 doses of anti-inflammatory medication (e.g. Ibuprofen)
    • 6 doses of antihistamine medication (e.g. Benadryl)
    • Medical tape
    • Gauze pads
    • Tweezers
    • Epinephrine for those with anaphylactic reactions (venom allergies, etc.)
    • Sunscreen
    • Matches or lighter
Recommended but not mandatory items
  • Dry bag for all gear (Ziploc bags will work)
  • Pocket knife
  • Neoprene gloves
  • Hydration pack
  • Visor
  • Sunglasses with retention strap
  • Extra socks
  • Extra clothing (light weight shirt layer, neck warmer etc.)
  • Towel
  • Anti-blister lubricant (e.g. Hydropel)
  • Watch
  • Easy to eat and access snacks (gels, chocolates, energy bars)
  • Small pack of tissues
  • Bathing suit for Onsen.