SMAR Gear List 5-Hour

Full Time Mandatory Team Gear

  • Writing utensil
  • Working cell phone
  • First Aid Kit (decide as a team what you require)
  • Waterproof map case or other means to keep all race materials dry

Full Time Mandatory Individual Gear

(Each team member must have the following at all times)

  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Means to carry at least 50 oz of liquid
  • Waterproof jacket

Mandatory Individual Biking Gear

(Each team member must have the following on all biking sections)

  • Bike (mountain bike is highly recommended)
  • Flashing red tail light
  • Bike helmet

Mandatory Paddle Gear

Race management will provide canoes, PFDs and paddles. You may use your own PFDs and paddles.

  • One canoe provided for 2- and 3-person teams
  • Two canoes provided for 4-person teams
  • Kayaks provided for solo racers
  • PFD (Type III or higher) per racer
  • Paddle per racer (single or double-bladed)

Recommended Gear

Long Pants
Long Sleeve Shirt
Bike Gloves
Warm Hat
Space blanket
Extra batteries
Dry bag
Bug Spray, Sunscreen, Sun Glasses
Bike pump or CO2
Spare bike tubes
Chain tool / bike repair kit
Bike Patch kit
Duct tape
Magnifying glass (for viewing small map detail – some compasses have one “built in”)


Fire arms
Communication devices other than sealed cellular phone
Motorized means of transport

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