Mandatory individual equipment (to be carried all the time).

All mandatory equipment will be checked during the race. All for your own safety. It’s your responsibility. Penalties will be granted when mandetory equipment is missing during our checks in the field.

  • Mountainbike (proper brakes – will be tested before the race. No proper brakes, no race admission);
  • Cycling helmet (to be carried during each section);
  • White frontlight (headlight also approved) and red rear light (when cycling);
  • Headlight
  • Spare batteries sufficient for a minumum of 16 hours;
  • Breaklight/glowstick, (any color will do);
  • Survival blanket;
  • Waterproof jacket;
  • Warm long sleeved shirt;
  • Warm beany;
  • Warm gloves;
  • Food and water (minimum 2 liters);
  • Insurance card;
  • ID-card (e.g. passport).
  • No abseil equipment for special task (permit is not granted unfortunately)
  • Note: when using cycling shoes you are not allowed to leave these at your bikes. During all non-cyling sections you need to carry your helmet and cycling shoes.

Mandatory team equipment (to be carried all the time):

  • Sealed mobile phone (including emergency numbers of organization);
  • Medical kit containing:
    • 1x bandage (min. 7cm x 200 cm);
    • 1x gauze to cover wounds (min. 8 x 8 cm);
    • 2x adhesive plaster;
  • 1x compass.

Mandatory team gearbag (supplied by organization, to be handed in before the race):

  • Food etc. You will see this bag approx. halfway the race (at TA 5) and must take everything with you;

Mandatory team sleeping aquipment for CHALLENGER teams (to be handed in before the race):

  • 1 backpack of sportbag than thatcan be closed;
  • Containing 2 mattresses and 2 sleepingbags;
  • No extra equipment inside the bag.

Forbidden equipment

  • You may use a GPS watch to record your track and other information. Your watch may not contain usable maps and must be set to the limited view (only time, date, altitude). Otherwise the watch should be sealed in your backpack and must unabled to be opened (taped).

MAPS

  • You will receive 1 set of 1 or 2 maps per team (double for PRO-4 teams);
  • Scale:25.000 and 1:20.000. Topografical, Google Earth and Orienteering maps;
  • All information, including roadbook, opening and closing times of the TA’s, emergancy phone numbers, are presented on the map;
  • The map isn’t waterproof.;
  • Extra race maps for the race or as a souvenir will be on sale (€1 a map) for participants and supporters after the briefing at the same location.

RACEBIBS

  • Every participant will receive  a race bib:
    • PRO-2: orange
    • CHALLENGER: light blue
    • PRO-4: white&blue – stretch;
  • You need to wear the racebib on top of your clothes (also when raining or in the canoe) at all times.

GPS & PHONES

  • GPS
    Using watches with GPS functionality. You may use a GPS watch to record your track and other information. Your watch may not contain usable maps and must be set to the limited view (only time, date, altitude). Otherwise the watch should be sealed in your backpack and must unabled to be opened (taped), just as the obligatory phone;
  • Phone
    Nowadays most people have a smartphone with GPS, or other useull funcions. Therefore all phones should be sealed and programmed with 3 emergency numbers. Also to be found on the race map:0031 6 4211 4999  (Winfried)0031 6 8200 0988 (Ton)0031 6 2029 1196 (Mart)
  • Phone for taking pictures If you want to use your phone to take picures you need to use an extra phone without a SIM card.
  • Emergency satelite phone We rented a satellite phone for communication during the race. You can play call in case of emergency with our medic team (Thomas and Ronnie ) .  Call only in case of emergency and use the most appropriate choice ( No. 1): The participants will also receive this information.1. (€ 0.08 per minute) tba  (this number must be pre-programmed in your phone, this will be checked by us)> and then enter the 12 -digit number Iridium : tbaYou can’t preload both numbers at once. So you need to write down the 2nd number (i.g. tape on backside of your phone)2. If you dial the Iridium number (8816…) direct it will cost € 8.00 per minute and will be charged to you.