The Savage 12 Hour Adventure Race: Mandatory Gear

updated 5-8-17
Mandatory Individual Gear
This is a minimum list for this event. You are welcome to carry any other equipment you feel is necessary. Racers are responsible for carrying all their own food and water.

  • Racing bib (unaltered, with no additional logo placement, worn and visible from the front throughout the entire event). (provided by GOALS ARA)
  • Headlamp (hands free and water-resistant with at least one extra set of batteries and in working order)
  • Hydration System/water bottles
  • Whistle
  • Mountain bike (yes, we do get that question a lot!)
  • Protective eyewear
  • Sunscreen, Lip balm (recommended)
  • Dry bag (individual or bag large enough for all team gear is OK)
  • Bike helmet
  • Duct tape (recommended) (6 feet minimum)
  • Front bike light mounted on the front of the bicycle and projecting a white light.
  • Rear bike light (red and flashing)
  • Water Purification System (recommended)
  • Knife (Locking or fixed-blade, 2 inch minimum

Canoes for teams and kayaks for solos will be provided.
Teams may also bring their own paddles, canoe seats and pfd’s.
Clearly labeled with team name/#

Mandatory Team Gear
Teams must at all times possess the following mandatory team gear in addition to the mandatory individual gear being carried by all team members:


  • Waterproof map carrying case
  • Compasses (2 recommended, carried by separate individuals)
  • UTM Plotting Tool
  • Check Point Passport (provided by GOALS ARA)
  • Pen
  • At least one operational cell phone, charged and waterproofed in zip lock bag
  • First Aid Kit suitable for all three teammates (please refer to recommended  breakdown)
  •                   Electrolyte replacement tabs or powder 
  •                   Analgesic tablets (for 3 team members)
  •                   Antacid tablets (for 3 team members)
  •                   Decongestant tablets (for 3 team members)
  •                   Antihistamine tablets (for 3 team members)
  •                   1 inch bandages (3)
  •                   Half-inch adhesive tape (1 roll of at least 25 feet, duct tape is OK)
  •                   Moleskin or blister treatment (enough to supply 3 teammates)
  •                   Band-Aids
  •                   Sewing needle
  •                   First aid tweezers
  •                   Scissors.
  •                   Antibiotic ointment packets (at least 3)
  • Throw bag (1 per team, minimum of 25 feet in length)-- safety line used when boating. Available at canoe/boat stores, and certain outfitters.
  • Bilge pump or bailer (1 per team)
  • 2 extra bicycle inner tubes or a minimum of two patches (appropriate size).
  • 26:" and 29" tubes are required if you have both bike sizes on your team
  • Repair kit (multi tool with Phillips and flat head screw drivers, chain break tool, allen wrench set, two tire levers, at a minimum). Note…one per team is OK.

**GOALS Racers can get a 20% discount on water purifcation systems, insect repellents, first aid supplies and much more from our sponsors at Sawyer.

Use the code "GOALS"





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