Mandatory Gear Lists
The mandatory gear list contains what we believe is the absolute minimum to keep you safe during the event and in the Blue Mountain’s unpredictable weather systems. If you would normally take something extra on a run of this duration, you should still take it.
The course passes through remote trails, where protection from the elements and medical/support services could be some time/distance from athletes needing assistance. It is therefore imperative that the mandatory gear is carried at all times.
In order to reduce waste, we are a cupless event. Athletes are strongly advised to carry their own drinking cup, bottle or hydration vest that they can use at aid stations for the selection of drinks. We recommend you also carry water between aid stations. Optionally (but recommended) you should carry any gels or another form of calories with you between aid stations.
MANDATORY GEAR CHECKS FOR UTA100
All runners in UTA100 need to have their mandatory gear checked before they can collect their race pack at race check-In. There are two options for getting your gear checked:
- Gear Check Store - Between 11 January and 12 May perform an early gear check at one of the gear check stores in NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD, SA, WA or TAS. This is the best option to save you time and effort during race weekend.
- Gear Check at race check-In - Have your gear checked at Race Check-In immediately prior to collecting your race pack. This is the least preferable option as it can make your Race Check-In take much longer.
If you fail the gear check at race check-in, you will need to find a replacement item before you can collect your race number.
If you completed an early gear check but forget to bring your certificate to race check-in our team will be able to look you up in the database and issue you with a new certificate.
Athletes must carry the mandatory gear at all times during the race. No mandatory gear = no start! All athletes should be prepared for random spot checks, and if you are missing any item you will not be allowed to continue until the item can be replaced. You will also receive a time penalty.