GEAR LIST

We provide all canoes, PFDs and paddles for the races, however your team is welcome to bring their own PFDs and Paddles. Please make sure the paddle gear is secure in a paddle bag with team name. We will be transporting all gear and want to ensure no lost items.

Provided Canoes are 14ft Old Town (Saranac 146) with seat-backs and built -in center seat

Provided Kayaks for Solos are 10ft TrailBlazer 100 sit-in with seat-back.

Full vest PFDs

Two-Piece Double Bladed Kayak Paddles

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY - You and your team are responsible for carrying suitable and appropriate equipment, clothing, and sustenance for the climate, conditions, and activities in any ARGEORGIA race. This Mandatory Equipment List is NOT a list of the only items you should take. It contains the mandatory items that you and your team must carry with you, at specified times, to meet minimum safety requirements by law, prevent and/or treat some potential injuries, and short-term survival purposes (for example: a seriously injured team member, in a stationary position, overnight in bad weather). It assumes your team members will not separate during the race and that you may share between members the mandatory equipment that must be carried. You will certainly need additional equipment, clothing, food, and drink for your participation in the event.

 

3-12 Hour Races

Mandatory Team Gear: Carried by team at all times during race.

•Copy of the rules, race instructions and maps.

•Compass

•Cell Phone

•Permanent Marker

•Knife

•First Aid Kit: Adventure Medical Kit: .5 kit or similar or larger . www.adventuremedicalkits.com (or build own kit as long as the contents are the same) At least 3 meters of duck tape (Roll it around a small stick. Entire roll not required. Many uses including temporary wound care).

Mandatory Individual Gear: Carried by each team member at all times during race.

•Backpack with all required gear and must be with racer at all times

•Whistle

•Two (2) Liter Minimum Hydration Capacity

•Any Person Medications: Sample- Epi pens are required for individuals with an Epi pen prescription.

Mandatory Individual Bike Gear: Carried by each team member at all times bike sections.

•Bike (Mountain Bike highly recommended though bike with fat tires will suffice. Other bikes are acceptable though most times riding conditions strongly favor mountain bikes)

•Bike Helmet and Flashing light on back of helmet or bike for road safety.

Paddling Gear: PFDs which must be warn at all times during paddling section.

•Individuals can use personal paddles and life vests in races. (May be required to carry during portion of course depending on details provided at check in) Team paddle bag for your own gear. We supply canoes, paddles and PFDs and will transport these items during the race. 

 

18-36 Hour Races

•(1) 27 gallon bin per TEAM

Mandatory Team Gear: Carried by team at all times during race.

•Copy of the rules, race instructions and maps.

•Compass

•Cell Phone

•Permanent Marker

•Knife

•Lighter or Waterproof Matches

•Glow Sticks for placement on canoes, backpack, helmets and paddle gear. (2 per person and 2 per canoe.)

•1 Bivy or Adventure Medical Kits SOL Emergency Blanket

Water purifier or water purification tablets for entire team – teams should be prepared to acquire water from wild sources such as creeks or hoses

•First Aid Kit: 24 hour race: Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight .7 (or build own kit as long as the contents are the same) At least 3 meters of duck tape (Roll it around a small stick. Entire roll not required. Many uses including temporary wound care).

27-Gallon or less bin with lid is required for teams extra gear, food change of clothes, Etc. Not carried by team during the race. Race staff will transport during the race.

Mandatory Individual Gear: Carried by each team member at all times during race.

•Backpack with all required gear and must be with racer at all times.

•Whistle

•Head Lamp

•Batteries to last through nocturnal aspects of event. 

•Survival blanket

•Two (2) Liter Minimum Hydration Capacity

•Any Person Medications: Sample- Epi pens are required for individuals with an Epi pen prescription.

Mandatory Individual Bike Gear: Carried by each team member at all times bike sections.

•Bike (Mountain Bike only)

•Bike Helmet and Flashing light on back of helmet or bike for road safety. Teams may also be required to wear bike helmets during some paddling sections of the race. 

•Bike Front White Light (Head lamp acceptable)

•Bike Rear Red Light

Bike repair tool, CO2 and tube.

Paddling Gear: PFDs which must be warn at all times during paddling section.

•Individuals can use personal paddles and life vests in races. (May be required to carry during portion of course depending on details provided at check in) Team paddle bag for your own gear. We supply canoes, paddles and PFDs and will transport these items during the race. 

  

3-Day Expedition Races (Sea to Sea)

Mandatory Team Gear: Carried by team at all times during race.

  • Cell phone in a water proof or zip lock baggie

  • Spot Tracker (rentals available at www.trackleaders.com) All teams must fill out and return this form!

  • Pen (suggest Nite-Ize Inka water & freeze proof pen)

  • 1 Lighter or water proof matches

  • 8 Zip ties (minimum of 8” length)

  • 2 Compasses

  • UTM Ruler

  • Glow Sticks for placement on canoes, backpack, helmets and paddle gear. (2 per person and 2 per canoe.)

  • Water purifier or water purification tablets for entire team – teams should be prepared to acquire water from wild sources such as creeks or hoses

  • Survival Mirror

  • 1 Bivy or Adventure Medical Kits SOL Emergency Blanket

  • Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight .7

  • Or build first aid kit containing the following contents:

  • (8) 2x2 or 3x3 sterile dressing, (2) 3x4 non adherent sterile dressing, (1) conforming gauze bandage, (4) 1x3 adhesive bandage, (3) knuckle adhesive bandage, (1) tape ½"x 10 yards, (1) swift wrap elastic bandage, (8) 200mg. Ibuprofen, (2) antihistamine (Diphenhydramine), (2) afterbite sting relief, (1) moleskin, (5) towelettes, (3) antibiotic ointment, (1) tincture of benzoin, (3) butterfly closure bandage, (2) pair nitrile gloves, (1) tweezer, (3) safety pins, (1) duct tape (2) alosak.

Mandatory Individual Gear: Carried by each team member at all times during race.

   •  Backpack with all required gear and must be with racer at all times

  • Whistle

  • Headlamp with batteries to last the full 72 hours.

  • Race organization provided number or bib to be worn and visible over other clothing and on bikes.

  • Space Blanket

  • Waterproof jacket (sealed or taped seams)
    *ultra light, water resistant 3 oz. jackets will NOT satisfy this requirement

  • Shell Layer Bottom (Pants) The shell/ outer layer pants must be waterproof and windproof as specified by the manufacturer.

  • Mid Layer Top (Fleece) This mid layer top is used between the base layer and shell layer to provide additional insulation in cold environments. Long sleeve top of synthetic or wool fabric.

  • Base layer Head (Beanie)

  • Knife

  • Reflexive Kit from https://brilliantreflective.com/product/adventure-racing-stick-on-pack Use promo code (ARGEORGIA) for 20% off.

  • Any Person Medications: Sample- Epi pens are required for individuals with an Epi pen prescription.

  • 27-Gallon or less bin with lid is required per racer's extra gear, food change of clothes, Etc. Not carried by team during the race. Race staff will transport during the race.

Mandatory Individual Bike Gear: Carried by each team member at all times bike sections.

  • Mountain Bikes Only (No Cyclocross)

  • CPSC Certified Bike Helmet. Teams may also be required to wear bike helmets during some paddling sections of the race.

  • Front lighting system - must be mounted on handlebars. (Teams may wear headlamps, but they must also have a light mounted to the handlebars)

  • Flashing red tail light mounted on bike (not on pack)

  • Bike repair tool, CO2 and tube.

  • Reflexive tape on helmet from kit.

Paddling Gear: PFDs which must be warn at all times during paddling section.

  • Race management will provide Canoes, double blade paddles & PFD's. You may bring your own paddles and your own PFD's- Type III or higher, non-inflatable. The Canoes provided by race management have 3 seats. If you bring your own paddles or PFD's you will be required to provide a paddle bag that is marked with your team name for all of your paddle gear. No food or extra in paddle bags do to animals at TA locations. 

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS:

  • GPS devices. Includes devices that show your position, display maps, distance traveled etc (excludes GPS SPOT trackers)

  • Distance measuring devices such as foot pod accelerometers and pedometers. (cycle computers exempt)

  • Mobile phones, radios, other communications or internet access devices etc (excluding the compulsory emergency phone sealed prior to the race)

  • Maps other than those provided by the organizers.

  • Firearms, night/nocturnal vision devices

 

ADDITIONAL GEAR TO CONSIDER:

  • Waterproof Dry Bag (for paddling sections)

  • Extra Food & Nutrition to last event

  • Electrolytes

  • Bike Tube(s) & Pump

  • Sleeping bags

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug Spray

  • Warm socks

  • Paddling gloves

 

water. Clothes are permitted.

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