Required Kit

To take part in a Run the Wild holiday you will be required to carry at least the mandatory kit appropriate to your holiday. This is for your safety. You will receive an additional recommended kit list when you book. If you have any questions please get in touch. We also recommend you read our guide on how to choose trail shoes!

UK Mandatory Kit List

Clothes:

  • Wicking top and shorts or leggings
  • Socks (eg: Injinji)
  • Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)

 

Weather Dependent Items:

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat / cap
  • Warm hat and gloves

 

Accessories:

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Lead Runners, Event Director as well as appropriate emergency services (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
  • Lightweight, comfortable running pack (max 12 litres)
  • Water Bottles / Bladder
  • Snacks to sustain you for the planned route
  • Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry
  • Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
  • Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, inhaler etc)

Please note: we will not be checking your kit on the day, but we highly recommend you bring these items for your safety.

Europe Mandatory Kit List

Clothes:

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably Goretex / Event – must have a hood and sleeves)
  • Lightweight waterproof trousers or leggings (optional for Intro to the Alps and Running & Yoga trip)
  • Wicking top and shorts / leggings
  • Sun hat / cap
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Additional warm layer / thermal top (for when we stop or it gets cold)
  • Socks (eg: Injinji)
  • Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)

 

Accessories:

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Lead Runners, Event Director as well as appropriate emergency services (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
  • Lightweight, comfortable running pack (5-12 litres ideal for our weekend trips, 11-15 litres for longer trips)
  • Water Bottles / Bladder with minimum of 1 litre capacity in total
  • Sunglasses (the sun is very strong in the Alps)
  • Snacks to sustain you for the planned route (eg: GU gels, trail mix, chocolate)
  • Salt Tablets (GU or Nuuns, especially in hot weather)
  • Emergency cash
  • Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry
  • Headtorch (only on multiday trips eg: TMB for use in accommodation)
  • Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
  • Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, asthma inhaler etc)

We will be checking your kit for our European adventures.

Poles

Although not mandatory, we highly recommend trail running poles for our European adventures, especially if you are taking part in the TMB or similarly longer trips. They have been proven to help! We recommnend Leki's lightweight trail running poles due to their comfort, durability and design. We demonstrate how to use poles correctly on all of our trips, including in the UK.