SMAR Gear List 12- and 30-Hour

Full Time Mandatory Team Gear

  • Writing utensil
  • Water purification method for entire team
  • Working cell phone
  • 1 UTM Plotting Tool – 1:24000
  • First Aid Kit
  • Waterproof matches or waterproof lighter (in a dry bag is ok)
  • Waterproof map case or other means to keep race materials dry

Full Time Mandatory Individual Gear

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

  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Headlamp or flashlight ***30-hour Teams only***
  • Means to carry at least 50 oz of liquid
  • Knife with locking blade
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Space blanket

Mandatory Individual Biking Gear

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

  • Mountain Bike (No Cyclocross)
  • Front lighting system – must be mounted on handlebars. (Riders may wear headlamps but they must also have a light mounted to the handlebars) ***30-hour Teams only***
  • 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)
  • Twelve-hour chemical lights minimum of 4” length ***30-hour Teams only***
      • Solo teams – 3 chem lights
      • 2-person teams – 4 chem lights
      • 3-person teams – 5 chem lights
      • 4-person teams – 8 chem lights
  • Zip ties to attach chem lights to bow, stern, and pfds ***30-hour Teams only***

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


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

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