Chill GEAR


This gear list is required.   We will not have a pre-race gear check, but there will be GEAR CHECKS on the course.  Failure of a gear check results in loss of a Checkpoint (CP).  

Other items may be necessary based on individual experience.

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

Wool/fleece/synthetic hat (no baseball caps, etc.)

Wool/Synthetic long sleeve underwear top

Synthetic underwear bottom

Fleece pullover or jacket

Waterproof jacket (no ponchos)

Waterproof pants

Large Dry bag (big enough to fit all of the gear in your pack)

Pack with hydration system (70 oz. minimum)



Flint or Lighter

Emergency blanket


Individual Gear (Biking Leg):

Mountain bike (no road bikes, cyclocross bikes or tandems allowed)

Bike helmet

White front light mounted on bike or helmet

Blinking red rear light mounted on bike

Spare tube (even if you have tubeless tires)

Individual Gear (Paddling Leg):

Paddle (provided by Bonk Hard Racing; personal paddles are allowed)

Type III PFD (provided by Bonk Hard Racing; personal PFDs are allowed)

Team Gear (to be carried at all times during the race):

Water Purification System (filter, iodine tables, purification drops, etc)

Tool for Plotting UTM coordinates (1:24000)

Waterproof map case

1 Compasses for every 2 members on team

1 Fully Charged Cell Phone in Waterproof Container (for emergencies only)

First Aid Kit that includes:

  • 4 4"x4" gauze pads
  • 1 roll of 1" waterproof medical/equivalent tape
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • 1 3" ace bandage
  • 6 bandaids
  • 2 safety pins
  • 6 doses of painkiller and/or anti-inflammatory (aspirin, acetaminophen, etc.)
  • 2 pairs of latex gloves

Team Gear (Bike Leg):

Bicycle multi-purpose tool

Tube patch kit

Tire pump / CO2 cartridge inflator

Team Gear (Paddling Leg):

Canoe (provided by Bonk Hard Racing; personal watercraft are not allowed)

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