NOTE: All equipment and clothing must be labelled with family name and/or race number.
  • Backpack 

  • Rain cover for backpack

  • Sleeping bag:  Temperature rating of 2 Celsius (35F) or lower

  • Note: the manufacturer's label must be intact and reflect that this minimum requirement is met. No alternatives (e.g. silk liner) will be acceptable. If a label is not available on the sleeping bag, a printout of the manufacturer's sleeping bag specifications which includes the temperature rating must be presented at the mandatory race check-in.

  • Sleeping pad

  • Light down jacket

  • Water proof rain jacket

  • Poncho

  • Compass

  • Knife with a minimum 5cm blade

  • Signal mirror at least 6cm in diameter

  • Whistle

  • Space blanket (at least 2.2 metres by 1.4 metres in size)

  • Two head lamps with spare batteries, each headlamp must be a minimum of 200 lumens

  • Red flashing light (to be afixed to backpack for night stage)

  • Participants must supply their own containers for water (we recommend 2 x 750ml bottles - please refer to Water section under Rules for more details of water supply)

  • A minimum of 2,000 calories per day for each of the days remaining in the race (a minimum of 14,000 calories at the start of Stage 1)

  • Country flag patch for your left shirt sleeve, to be worn everyday during the race

  • Blister Kit - (alcohol wipes, hypodermic needle, paper tape, elastic tape e.g. Elastikon, Leukotape)


Weight will be a crucial factor and we therefore recommend that you select the lightest possible gear and equipment when making your choices.

Spot checks for mandatory equipment will be conducted during the race.



  • Race Course Book

  • Emergency electrolyte replacement tablets at camps and checkpoints

  • Race Passport


RECOMMENDED ITEMS (not mandatory): 

  • Long tights

  • Long sleeved top

  • Extra pairs of socks

  • Cap (sahara hat with neck flap, if you prefer)

  • Foot powder

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellant

  • Electrolytes

  • Lip balm with sunscreen

  • Toilet paper

  • Wet wipes

  • Buff

  • Sunglasses

  • Spork (spoon/fork)

  • Small amount of duct tape

  • Ear plugs

If you have any questions regarding equipment please join us on our G2G/M2M Ultra Group on Facebook where there is an active forum among entrants providing great tips and advice. Please remember to Like our Mauna to Mauna Ultra Page!