NOTE: All equipment and clothing must be labelled with family name and/or race number.
  • Backpack

  • Sleeping bag:  Temperature rating of  Zero Celsius (32 Fahrenheit) or lower.   Extreme temperature rating acceptable but a comfort rating is highly recommended.

  • Note: the manufacturer's label must be intact and reflect that this minimum requirement is met. No alternatives (e.g. silk liner) will be acceptable. If a label is not available on the sleeping bag, a printout of the manufacturer's sleeping bag specifications which includes the temperature rating must be presented at the mandatory race check-in.

  • Sleeping pad (torso length minimum)

  • Light down or fiberfill jacket. No substitutions (wool shirts, fleece, etc.) acceptable.

  • Rain poncho or waterproof jacket with hood and taped seams

  • Compass

  • Knife with 3-5 cm (1.1-2.0 in) blade

  • Signal mirror 20 cm2 (3 in2) minimum

  • Whistle

  • Foil emergency/Space blanket

  • Two head lamps with spare batteries, each headlamp must be a minimum of 200 lumens. Note: If headlamps use different battery types, then a spare set for each headlamp is required. If both headlamps use the same battery type then only one set is required.

  • Red flashing light (to be affixed to backpack for night stage, a spare battery for this is also recommended)

  • Ability to carry 1.5 liters (50 oz) of water minimum. Recommend 2 x 750ml bottles but bladders are acceptable. Please refer to Water section under Rules and Regulations for more details of water supply)

  • A minimum of 2,000 calories per day for each of the days remaining in the race (a minimum of 14,000 calories at the start of Stage 1)

  • Country flag patch for your left shirt sleeve, to be worn everyday during the race

  • Blister Kit sufficient for your needs for the entire event- (alcohol wipes, hypodermic needle(s), paper tape, elastic tape e.g. Elastikon, Leukotape, Rocktape)


Weight will be a crucial factor and we therefore recommend that you select the lightest possible gear and equipment when making your choices.

Spot checks for mandatory equipment will be conducted during the race.



  • Race Course Book

  • Emergency electrolyte replacement tablets at camps and checkpoints

  • Race Passport


RECOMMENDED ITEMS (not mandatory): 

  • Dry bag for sleeping bag/jacket

  • Gaiters

  • Cap (sahara hat with neck flap, if you prefer)

  • Foot powder

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Sunscreen

  • Electrolytes

  • Lip balm with sunscreen

  • Toilet paper

  • Wet wipes

  • Buff

  • Sunglasses

  • Spork (spoon/fork)

  • Folding bowl

  • Mug

  • Small amount of duct tape

  • Ear plugs

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