Mauna to Mauna Ultra


NOTE: All equipment and clothing must be labelled with full 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 and Regulations for more details of water supply)
  • A minimum of 2,000 calories for each remaining stage of the race (4,000 calories for Stage 3) upon completion of the previous stage for a total of 14,000 calories at the start of self-sufficiency on Day 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!

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