50k Kit List
- - UPDATED FOR 2020 - -
We want the Serpent Trail Ultras to be races where you do not have to carry lots of kit, with you running with a full pack and feeling like you are weighed down by it - but to give you the opportunity to run ‘fast and light’.
The 50k Kit List is Mandatory for you to carry with you during the race.
Lightweight Waterproof jacket - - OR - - a Windproof jacket. Be sensible, equip yourself according to the conditions and forecast for race day. You do not need to carry a waterproof if it is good weather, an even lighter weight windproof jacket is fine; this is left up to you to decide which you bring. See the FAQ’s also.
Hat (Buff style headwear acceptable, but we recommend a peaked hat)
Foil space blanket or equivalent survival bivi bag type
First Aid Provision - Sterile dressing, anitseptic wipe and bandage as a minimum
Hydration system with minimum 1 litre capacity (you can carry as much as you like; 1 litre is the minimum capacity of your hydration system / bottles we ask you to have)
Folding cup to be used in checkpoints (if you are using bottles then these can be used in the checkpoints instead of an extra folding cup)
Basic nutrition (to be supplemented via Checkpoints)
Charged mobile phone (Waterproofed in plastic freezer bag or equivalent)
Headtorch - You will need one if you think you may be out after dark - If you expect to be 11 - 12 hours or more then bring a headtorch as part of your kit; it is dark around 10pm on race day. This is NOT a mandatory piece of kit for the whole field.