Equipment

Mandatory equipment prepared by the runner

Nr. Item Amount/Unit
1 Backpack (must have enough capacity for the equipment required) 1
2 Hydration system (minimum capacity of 2.5L) 1
3 Sleeping bag ( temperature range down to -10C / 14F ) 1
4 Headlamp(minimum brightness 80 lumens)and spare batteries for 70 hours of usage minimum 2
5 Satellite phone (and battery charge must last for 7 days) usable in mainland China 1
6 Handheld GPS unit(mobile phone – based GPS not acceptable) with batteries for 150 hours of usage – batteries can be stored in drop of bags but enough to last from rest station to rest station must be carried at all times. 1
7 Medical Kit: disinfectant wipes, bandages, antidiarrheal medicine, painkillers ( personal medicines if required), lip balm, sunscreen (SPF 50), plaster or tape (kinesio tape recommended), hand sanitizer sufficient for 7 days
9 Trail running shoes (well-padded models strongly recommended) sufficient for 7 days
10 Wind stopper, waterproof jacket or shell 1
11 Down jacket (800 minimum filling) 1
12 Long sleeve running top 1
13 Short sleeve top or t-shirt 1
14 Cap or visor 1
15 Warm hat 1
16 Running socks 1
17 Running tights 1
18 Emergency whistle 1
19 Flashing light (with enough batteries) 1
20 Emergency blanket 1
21 Swiss army knife or similar tool 1
22 Sunglasses 1

Recommended items (can be stored in drop bags)

Nr. Item Amount/Unit
1 Mat or thermarest 1
2 Earplugs (highly recommended for better sleep at rest stations) Enough for 7 days
3 Emergency mirror 1
4 Compass (can be carried rather than stored) 1
5 Ultra Gobi Race patch and national flag patch (provided by the organizer) 2
6 Spare pair(s) of running shoes 1-2 pairs
7 Vaseline or antichafe 1
8 Buff 1
9 Waterproof bag /plastic bag(s) 1-2
10 Warm socks 1 pair
11 Electrolytes Enough for 7 days
12 Gels Enough for 7 days
13 Spare running socks 2 pairs
14 Gaiters 1
15 Arm-warmer sleeves 1
16 Trousers 1

Mandatory items provided by the organizers (to be carried AT ALL TIMES)

Nr. Item Amount/Unit
1 Racing Bibs 2
2 Timing Card 1
3 Tracker 1
4 Drop – off bags and labels 10