Compulsory Gear


Compulsory Gear

12hr

INDIVIDUAL (must be carried by each person)

Survival Blanket
Thermal top long-sleeved
Thermal bottoms
Fleece/ Merino Top (200 weight min) long sleeves
Beanie
Whistle
Poly prop gloves
Water proof Jacket
Cycle helmet
Head lamp with spare batteries 
Mountain Bike (brakes must work, wheels safe, tires in good condition)
Rear Red Flashing Bike light
Running shoes
Backpack
Food & water

TEAM

First Aid kit
– Minimum: triangular bandage, crepe bandage, strapping tape, knife, antihistamine, gauze bandage
Compass -2 per team
Topo Maps- Provided
Cell Phone (Fully Charged) 
Map pens & map bags

12hr KAYAK ONLY 

1 Lifejacket per person
1 pump/bailer per kayak
1 paddle per person
Drybags to keep compulsory gear dry
 

6hr

INDIVIDUAL (must be carried by each person)

Survival Blanket
Thermal top long-sleeved
Thermal bottoms
Beanie
Whistle
Water proof Jacket
Cycle helmet
Mountain Bike (brakes must work, wheels safe, tires in good condition)
 
Running shoes
Backpack
Food & water

TEAM

First Aid kit
– Minimum: triangular bandage, crepe bandage, strapping tape, knife, antihistamine, gauze bandage
Compass -2 per team
Topo Maps- Provided
Cell Phone (Fully Charged) 
Map pens, highlighter, pencil & map bags

3hr Gear List

INDIVIDUAL (must be carried by each person)

Thermal top long-sleeved
Beanie
Whistle
Water proof Jacket
Cycle helmet
Mountain Bike (brakes must work, wheels safe, tires in good condition)
Running shoes
Backpack
Food & water
 TEAM
First Aid kit
– Minimum: triangular bandage, crepe bandage, strapping tape, knife, antihistamine, gauze bandage
Compass 
Topo Maps- Provided
Cell Phone (Fully Charged) 
Map pens, highlighter, pencil & map bags
 
 

Race Rules

a) The Competition
The course will be kept secret from competitors until the race briefing on the Morning of the race. Competitors must follow the course and alternatives designed by the organisers and must race within the spirit of the competition.
Upon registration teams will be provided with a map marked with checkpoints, a description of each checkpoint and will be informed as to each stage type.
Checkpoints and Transition Areas
The race will comprise of a number of checkpoints and transition areas.
Transition Areas : Teams must sign in at every transition area
Checkpoints : Teams must record whats on the sign or answer the clue.
No GPS allowed
Separate teams are not allowed to share checkpoint answers or work together in any way.
 
b) Timing
The clock will start at the beginning of the race. Times will be recorded at each transition area and when the team crosses the line. When a team decides to rest at a checkpoint, the clock doesn’t stop.
 
c) Cut Offs and Alternative Courses
The organisers reserve the right to impose cut off times on sections of the race for logistic and safety reasons. These will be announced at the race briefing and noted in the competitors race instructions.
 
d) Placings and Awards
Placing is based on time. The team who completes the course the fastest will win.
 
e) Responsibility
Each competitor enters under their own responsibility. They can judge whether they should participate in the event, start and continue to the finish line. Nevertheless the organisers reserve the right to stop a competitor or team from setting off or continuing the event.
 
f) Equipment
Teams must carry all compulsory equipment as per the gear list. Failure to do so will result in a 2hr time penalty.
 
g) Jury
Any legitimate race protests will be reviewed by the race organisers. Any protest must be filed with the race organiser within one hour of finishing the race.
 
h) Withdrawal
In the case of withdrawal of a team member or the entire team during the race, the team captain must inform the organisers by any means available in the shortest possible time. Failure to do so may result in a search and rescue operation. For a team to proceed on a new stage they must have at least 2 team members.
 
i) Time Penalties
These will occur for any breach of rule or regulation and littering.
 
j) Disqualification
Unfair behaviour or behaviour that brings the race into disrepute, use of unauthorised equipment and abandonment of team member during the race.
Teams will be disqualified if they break any of the road rules.
If a team member has to pull out of the race the team may continue but they will be unranked.
 
k) Safety / Security
The race will be supported by comprehensive safety back up. Radio Operators and marshals with knowledge of the course will be placed at each transitions area. These will be coordinated by a central control team that will keep a tab on the progress and whereabouts of each team.
 
l) Insurance
All participants compete at their own risk and the organisers will not accept liability for any personal accident or injury during the event. A liability waiver form must be signed by the team captain on behalf of the team. Competitors should ensure that they are adequately insured.
 
m) Consideration for the land
To enable us to run this event we have sought permission from a number of private land owners and DOC. It is important that we treat the land that we pass through with respect. To this end it is a requirement that all teams carry out their own rubbish.
No gates are to be opened. When crossing gates always climb at the hinge end.
 
n) Officials
Team members must respect instructions given by officials and must also follow their decisions regarding health, security and safety.