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The following gear is the minimum gear required for safe travel during the Dawn to Dusk. Teams are free to bring any additional items they feel necessary provided they are not on the list of prohibited equipment.

Please keep in mind that there are no aid stations. All food and water must be carried by participants. It’s possible to stage food, water and gear in the transition areas.

Individual Equipment (to be carried at all times during the race)

  • Race Bib (provided by race)
  • Cell phone
  • Backpack with or with out water bladder
  • Water
  • Whistle
  • Knife or multi tool
  • Long sleeve shirt (wool or synthetic)
  • Survival mirror
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Emergency blanket

Team Gear

  • Orienteering Compass
  • Pen or pencil
  • Map (provided by race)
  • Passport (provided by race)

First Aid Kit (1 per team) We recomend the Adventure Medical Kit .5 from AMK

  • 4”x4” sterile gauze pads
  • Assorted band aids
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Antibacterial cream
  • Moleskin
  • Antihistamines
  • Anti-inflammatory (Ibuprofen)

Mountain Bike (per person, to be carried during all mountain bike sections)

  • Approved Mountain bike*
  • Snell or ANSI approved bike helmet
  • Spare tube, patch kit
  • Bike pump/CO2 (1 per team)
  • Tire irons  (1 per team)
  • Bike multi-tool (1 per team)

*Bikes may be inspected at registration to ensure they are in good repair and recently tuned with reasonably new brake pads. All bikes must be approved by a race official to be used during the race. Cyclocross, road or tandem bikes will not be allowed.

Kayak Section

  • Kayak
  • Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket
  • Paddle
  • The kayak section items are NOT included in race entry. You are welcome to bring your own or rent.

*The kayak is an open ocean paddle. be prepared to paddle through surf, wind and current*

Ropes Section

Each person will need the following items (the linked items are merely suggestions)


 Recommended Items
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Wetsuit – the ocean is cold
  • Additional dry clothing
  • Warm clothing for after the race
  • Towel
  • Waterproof map holder
  • Tecnu or other anti-poison oak product
  • gaiters (You will be running in a lot of sand)
  • Water filter or water treatment chemicals

Notice: Race officials may do gear checks anytime during the race. Failing to comply may result in time penalty.

Prohibited Gear:

  • GPS or other satellite navigation systems (SPOT is OK)
  • Motorized equipment
  • Two way radios
  • Controlled substances (prescribed medication is acceptable)