Mandatory race gear to be carried with all individuals at ALL times:
- Facemask, to be worn by unvaccinated participants whenever social distancing is not possible. This includes when checking-in, at the pre-race meeting, at transition areas, and at the post-race gathering. We really appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep our event safe for all! We will continue to monitor the local COVID situation closely and will change this requirement if necessary.
- race passport (one per team, provided) WATERPROOF
- race maps (one set per team, provided) NOT WATERPROOF
- Writing Utensil
- Waterproof jacket
- Water carrying capacity of at least 64oz
- extra long sleeve base layer
- full finger gloves (bike gloves ok)
- warm hat or buff
- whistle (attached and within reach at all times)
- space blanket
- compass (at least one per team)
- Headlamp with fresh batteries (24 hour racers only)
- Bear Spray and knowledge of its use (MANDATORY for 24 hour, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for 8 hour. One per team, easily accessible–NOT buried deep in your backpack!!) Check out this video for how to be safe in bear country, and this one about using bear spray. Although encounters are unlikely, there are black and grizzly bears in the area you will be traveling.
- first aid kit (one per team). Recommended: Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight .7, or build your own based on its contents
- cell phone with fully charged battery (one per team). For use as a camera or in case of emergency only. Using your cell phone for navigation is not allowed and will get you disqualified.
- water purification, drops or filter, one per team
- way to keep maps dry (one per team) **Maps will not be waterproof
- Gear bin or duffle. (Each individual will be allowed a bin or bag in which they can keep their transition area gear. We are not limiting the size of bins, but ask that you keep it to one bin or bag per racer and that all bins/bags belonging to each team can be stacked in order to conserve space. We recommend that these bins/bags are waterproof, in case of rain).
Mandatory bike gear:
- Mountain Bike (we recommend a tune-up before race day…a broken bike mid-race is a big bummer!). No E-Bikes allowed.
- Bike Helmet
- spare tube
- pump or CO2 canisters (at least one per team)
- tool kit (one per team)
- red blinking light (24 hour racers only, for all night riding)
- head lamp or handlebar light (24 hour racers only, for all night riding). We recommend both!
Mandatory paddle gear:
**Please note that racers must provide their own boats and paddling gear. You may choose whatever type of non-motorized watercraft you want, (packraft, canoe, kayak, SUP, etc.). You will need to carry your watercraft a very short distance and paddling will be on flat water. Please see below for more info regarding rental opportunities.
- Any kind of non-motorized watercraft (ex: Canoe, Inflatable kayak, pack raft, SUP, etc.) See below for rental info.
- PFD (with whistle attached)
- 2 green glow sticks per boat (24 hour racers only)
- 1 green glow stick or strobe light per person to be placed above clavicle level on helmet or shoulder of PFD (24 hour racers only)
- Zipties to attach glow sticks to boat and person (24 hour racers only)
- way to keep gear dry and attached to watercraft (i.e. drybag, sturdy garbage bag, straps)
We have a limited number of Old Town Discovery Canoes available at the race that teams can rent. There is nothing lightweight, fast, or sleek about these canoes, but they will do the trick! 🙂 Rental includes basic canoe paddles and PFDs.
These canoes are standard 2-seater canoes with room in the middle for a third. They are not recommended for solo racers! Also, 8hr solo racers may not share a canoe with another team (i.e. no jumping in with a 2-person team…you must transport yourself!)
CLICK HERE to reserve a canoe for FRIDAY’S 8-HOUR RACE
CLICK HERE to reserve a canoe for SATURDAY’S 8-HOUR RACE
CLICK HERE to reserve a canoe for the 24-HOUR RACE
Other places to rent boats (Please note that most places around here won’t reserve boats until the snow melts!):
Peaked Sports in Driggs
Teton River Supply in Driggs
Yostmark Mountain Equipment in Driggs
BYU-Idaho Outdoor Resource Center in Rexburg
Idaho Adventure Rentals in Idaho Falls
Additional Recommended gear:
- Bug Repellent
- Extra pair of socks
- altimeter and knowledge of its use (Highly recommended. Please note that GPS devices are not allowed to track altitude or distance. Bike odometers are okay as long as they don’t use a satellite signal).
- Long pants for off-trail travel (if you wear shorts, your legs are guaranteed to get scratched!)
- duct tape (you never know what might need fixing!)
- running gaiters
- extra layers depending on weather. You never know what you might get in June!
- Map board for bike
- GPS devices or any device that uses a satellite connection for navigation, distance, or elevation purposes. Please note you are welcome to track your race with a GPS device for future reference, but it may NOT be accessed during the race at all (i.e. seal it up and keep it in the bottom of your backpack). Some GPS watches will allow you to disable all GPS features and just use barometric altitude. This is OK as your altimeter but please come knowing in advance how to set your watch up this way. Racers caught using GPS during the race will be penalized or DQ’ed!
- No Firearms on course
- No E-Bikes