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 headlamps 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.
  • Redflashing 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)

Tip - 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

If you have any questions regarding equipment please join us on our G2G/M2M Ultra Group on Facebook where there is an active forum among entrants providing great tips and advice. Please remember to Like our Grand to Grand Ultra Page!