Compulsory Kit

Due to the variable and potentially dangerous weather experienced in the Drakensberg the Compulsory Kit list is taken very seriously by the Organisers.

We will use weather forecasts to determine the level of kit to be carried by all runners.

LEVEL 1
Clear & Fine
LEVEL 2
Cloudy / Misty with Light Rain / Drizzle
LEVEL 3
Cloudy Cold and Raining
LEVEL 4
Cloudy & Very Cold with Rain / Sleet / Snow

Item
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3 / 4
Comment
Race Number
Compulsory
Compulsory
Compulsory
Race Number and pins supplied by event
Space Blanket
Compulsory
Compulsory
Compulsory
Supplied by event
Whistle
Compulsory
Compulsory
Compulsory
Supplied by event
Emergency Rations – 2 X Energy Bars
Compulsory
Compulsory
Compulsory
Supplied by event
Beanie / Buff
Recommended
Compulsory
Compulsory
Cap / Visor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Shirt
Compulsory
Compulsory
Compulsory
Thermal Top
Optional
Compulsory
Compulsory
Sub-zero Temps are Possible
Long Thermal Tights
Optional
Recommended
Compulsory
Sub-zero Temps are Possible
Windbreaker / Light Jacket with Hood
Compulsory
Optional
Optional
Waterproof Jacket with Hood
Optional
Compulsory
Compulsory
Must have Hood
Gloves
Recommended
Compulsory
Compulsory
Preferably thermal
Backpack
Compulsory
Compulsory
Compulsory
Must have capacity to carry all compulsory equipment
Water Bottel / Hydration Pack
Compulsory
Compulsory
Compulsory
Must have a capacity of at least 750ml
Water available at checkpoints and rivers
Charged Cellphone
Compulsory
Compulsory
Compulsory
Must be fully charged
Zip Lock Bags
Compulsory
Compulsory
Compulsory
Essential for protecting Cellphone
Nutrition
Recommended
Recommended
Compulsory
Sufficient nutrition for 4 – 8 hours