Compulsory Gear

This compulsory gear list is for both the GSER100 and GSER50 mile events.

There will be no good weather or bad weather kit- the weather changes rapidly in the high country and you’ll be out for up to two days- so you must take all the items listed below as a minimum. If you feel you need more gear – carry it!

Compulsory from start to finish:

  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Thermal long shirt (not a compression shirt)
  • Full length thermal tights (not compression, and they must be long enough to completely cover the legs)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Reflective vest
  • Beanie, buff or similar warm headwear
  • Full fingered gloves
  • 2 litres fluid minimum, and food for 5-8 hours of running
  • Mobile phone (we STRONGLY recommend Telstra Next G)
  • Phone charging case or battery
  • Avenza PDFMaps app loaded on phone and maps installed
  • Whistle
  • Space blanket
  • Compression bandage for snakebite
  • Two headlamps or torches with spare batteries for both
  • One 200 weight fleece top, or two 100 weight fleece tops, or equivalent, eg primaloft
  • Waterproof case with Maps (Maps provided)
  • This race can last up to 53 hours- there are stretches without crew access where you will rely on drop bags and staff at the aid stations. Please make sure you, have enough batteries to power both your lights for up to two nights.

    Gear Checks
    Gear Checks WILL Definitely be done in this event. Runners not carrying the gear will receive penalties of up to 2 hours to their time for each offence. Runners should expect 3 gear checks along the way.

    Pacers are encouraged throughout the section from Upper Howqua Campground through to Mt St Bernard. Pacers will need to carry all of the compulsory gear – exactly as per the runner competing.

    Crew Gear List
    A list of recommended gear will appear here in the coming weeks.
    Consider the following:

  • Blister kit
  • Chaffe prevention
  • Spare socks
  • Spare Shoes
  • Spare running kit
  • Strapping Tape
  • Spare batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal Nutrition
  • Spare Bladder for pack
  • Handheld Bottles
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