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Mandatory Equipment

The mandatory gear list below is the MINIMUM required while racing. Please adapt what you carry according to the conditions. Food, drink and other supplies are deliberately excluded from the Equipment list as they are best left to individual athletes to decide. However, it is worth pointing out that teams should prepare for providing all their own food and water throughout the event. There may be some supplies at the Transition Areas but nothing should be expected during a stage – meaning all fluid and food requirements should be carried.

Mandatory equipment will be checked and signed off at race registration on Friday the 30th of August. Please use the table below to establish which specific items of mandatory equipment must be brought to gear check. All equipment must be in excellent working condition, show no visible signs of excessive wear and tear and be correctly sized for the competitor.
The mandatory gear list is focused on your survival should you get into difficulties. It is not about comfort. It is YOUR responsibility to add extra clothes and supplies if the weather or your expected times on the course require it.With this in mind, bike spares and tools are not a mandatory requirement. However, we recommend that all teams carry items to fix a puncture, mend a broken chain and perform any fixes required as there will be no assistance on the course to deal with ‘mechanicals’.

RED BULL DEFIANCE (SEE BELOW FOR ONA MISSION)

Mandatory Gear Description Must Be Carried On Bring to Gear Check?
Race Bib
Provided by Organisers
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
NO
GPS Tracking Device
Provided by Organisers
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
NO
Backpack
At least 1.5L capacity. Must be large enough to carry all Mandatory Gear
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
YES
Waterproof Jacket

Seam sealed, made of durable material that is less than 5 years old.
Must include a hood

Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
YES
Waterproof Pants
Seam sealed, made of durable material that is less than 5 years old
Stage 1, 2, 3
YES
Base Layer Top

No specific weight requirement. Must be appropriate size for competitor.
This is your next to skin layer

Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
YES
Long Sleeved Top

Must be appropriate size for competitor. This is your mid layer.
Can be heavy weight thermal, lightweight fleece or similar.
Insulation properties approx. 220gms or greater

Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
YES
Full Length Pants

No specific weight requirement. Must be appropriate size for competitor.
This is your next to skin layer

Stage 1, 2, 3
YES
Mobile Phone (1 per team)
Fully charged at start. Best network is TELSTRA
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
NO
Drink Bottle or Bladder
Must be capable of carrying all fluid requirements for stage
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
NO
Survival Bag
Foil/silver bag. No foil blankets
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
YES
First Aid Kit (1 per team)

- Crepe bandage 1.5m x 5cm
- Strapping tape 5m x 2cm
- Band Aid strips x10
- Triangular bandage + 2 safety pins
- Small scissors
- Wound dressing 20cm x 20cm

Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
YES
Whistle
Can be on chest strap of backpack
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
YES
Gaiters
Used for lower leg protection
Stage 2, 3
YES
Mountain Bike
Will be safety checked at registration. No e-bikes!
Stage 3, 4
YES
Bike Helmet
Must meet AS/NZS 2063 standard
Stage 3, 4
YES
Headtorch/Front Light
Bike or helmet mounted
Stage 3
YES
Bike Rear Light

Red rear light fixed to bike or helmet. Flashing or constant.
Must be visible from at least 100m

Stage 3
YES
Bike Repair Kit (per team)

- Spare tubes or patch kit
- Chain breaker and multi tool
- Spare chain link
- Pump, CO2, or both

Stage 3, 4
YES
Whitewater Raft
Provided by organisers
Stage 1
NO
Whitewater Buoyancy Aid
Provided by organisers
Stage 1
NO
Whitewater Paddle (single blade)
Provided by organisers
Stage 1
NO
Whitewater Helmet
Provided by organisers
Stage 1
NO
Long Fingered Gloves
Padded palm and fingers, leather or equivalent. Used for abseil protection
Stage 2
YES
Paddle
Double bladed
Stage 6
NO
Double Kayak
Provided by organisers
Stage 6
NO
Buoyancy Aid/PFD

Securely fitted, must include a cinch-able webbing waist strap.
Free of defects. Must be L50 or Type 2 (or above).
No inflatable PFD's

Stage 6
YES

ONA MISSION

Mandatory Gear Description Must Be Carried On Needs to be Checked?
Race Bib or ID
You must wear your Race number / ID and or bib
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
NO
Mountain Bike
In good working order. No e-bikes!
Stage 1
NO
Bike Helmet
Must meet AS/NZS 2063 standard
Stage 1
NO
Paddle
Type to suit watercraft below
Stage 2, 4
NO
Watercraft
Suitable watercraft: surf ski, kayak, canoe, SUP, outrigger canoe
Stage 2, 4
NO
Buoyancy Aid/PFD
Securely fitted, must include a cinch-able webbing waist strap.
Free of defects. Must be L50 or Type 2 (or above).
No inflatable PFD's
Stage 2, 4
YES
Running Shoes
Note: S3 is beach and trail run. S5 is a beach run
Stage 3, 5
NO
Dry Bag
To takes shoes on the S2 paddle to Dunk Island.
Used for the S4 return paddle.
Stage 2, 4
NO

Important Note: You must be self-sufficient on all stages for water and nutrition. You must wear your Race number / ID and or bib on all stages at all times.

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