Mandatory Gear
Saturday 1 March 2025

Mandatory Gear


The Motatapu mandatory gear & bike (if applicable) list contains what we believe is the absolute minimum to keep you safe in the alpine environment.  The weather is very unpredictable in the high country, a front can blow in and out of the mountains in less than 12 hours. It has been both sweltering hot and freezing cold in this area during March so you should be well prepared with all the necessary gear for all conditions, including snow, due to the high elevation of this event.

Ultra Runners will have their mandatory gear checked at athlete check-in.

All other events will have random spot checks at the start line.

All placegetters will be checked to make sure they finish the race with all of their mandatory gear.

All competitors must carry the mandatory gear at all times during race day. No mandatory gear = no start!

All mountain bike competitors must ensure their bike is up to standard as per the bike checklist.

Officials can randomly check bikes (if applicable) and gear at any point during the event, including at the start and finish line. Officials have the right to stop an athlete for not adhering to the mandatory checklists. Any infringements may result in disqualification or removal from the event. There will also be random gear checks on place getters at the finish line. If any items are missing athletes will receive a time penalty of up to 30mins. The length of the time penalty is at the discretion of the Race Director. 

If you are uncertain about whether your gear meets the mandatory gear requirements then you should get advice and your gear checked at your local outdoor sports store.

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