Gear

COMPULSORY GEAR LIST

General

Must be carried at all times inc. kayak

Amount

First Aid Kit

1 per team

Compass

2 per team

Topo Maps – Will be provided

1 set per team

Survival Blanket

1 per member

Polypropylene top – long Sleeves

1 per member

Polypropylene bottom – long pants

1 per member

Fleece Top (100 series weight min ) long sleeves

1 per member

Fleece or wool hat

1 per member

Whistle

1 per member

Polypropylene or wool gloves

1 pair each

Waterproof Jacket

1 per member

Multipurpose knife (eg swiss army)

1 per team

Cell Phone (fully charged battery)

1 per team

High Viz vest to wear on Mountain Bike at night (ARC Long only)

1 per member

Life Jacket (ARC Short and ARC Long Non Kayak)

1 per member

Charged Phone

1 per team

Kayak – ARC Long 

Additional compulsory equipment

Amount

Marine Flares

1 per kayak

Life Jacket (6.2kg positive buoyancy)

1 per member

All round white lights 1 per kayak

Mountain Bike

Additional compulsory equipment

Amount

Cycle Helmet

1 per member

Rear red strobe lights (flashing)

1 per bike

Trek

Additional compulsory equipment

Amount

Suitable backpack

1 per member

Headlamp and adequate batteries for whole night

1 per member

Glow Sticks

1 per member

CLEAN FOR KAURI DIEBACK

To help ensure that the impact of Kauri Dieback is minimised on the Peninsula, in conjunction with DOC, we will be implementing the following procedures during and before this years’ ARC Adventure Race.

  1. We ask that you clean all your gear before arriving on the Peninsula. In particular, the running and mountain biking shoes you will be using during the event, your mountain bikes, especially the tyres and your kayaks, paddles and PDF’s.
  2. Your gear will be checked when you register and there will be a cleaning station available. You will be asked to put your mountain bikes through our tyre cleaning system
  3. DOC will be delivering a short presentation on Kauri Dieback at the Race Briefing on Friday evening
  4. During the event there will be specific cleaning stations before and after the trek sections. There will be a compulsory stop to clean your shoes and penalties or possible disqualification will be imposed for teams that miss these.
  5. Please see www.kauridieback.co.nz for further information on Kauri Dieback
  6. Click here to read important information about walking, running, or tramping in Kauri forests.

SAFETY CHECKS

You should carry out the following Safety Checks on your gear.

Mountain Bike

Amount

Cycle Helmet – safe to wear and no cracks in cover

1 per member

Head set is tight

Per bike

Brakes work

Per Bike

Wheels are safe

Per Bike

Tires are in a safe condition

Per Bike

Nothing is bent on bike

Per Bike

Kayak

Amount

Double Sea Kayaks or Single Sea kayaks

Includes Racing Doubles such as Hypernovas, Duets and Insomniacs 

No Multisport singles

Per Team