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REQUIRED KIT

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REQUIRED KIT

To take part in a Run the Wild holiday or event you will be required to carry at least the relevant mandatory kit. This is for your safety. If you have any questions please get in touch. We also recommend you read our guide on how to choose trail shoes and there is a great article here explaining why trail shoes are much better than road shoes!

UK MANDATORY KIT LIST

CLOTHES:

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

ACCESSORIES:

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the number of your Run Leader and Event Director (charge before use and make sure it’s in a waterproof case or bag)
  • Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
  • Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, inhaler etc)
  • Water bottles or bladder (if distance or weather requires it)
  • Snacks (if distance requires it)
  • Lightweight, comfortable running pack, max 12 litres (if distance requires it)

WEATHER DEPENDENT ITEMS:

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat / cap
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Waterproof bags / dry bags

Please note: we will not be checking your kit on the day, unless there is adverse weather conditions. We highly recommend you bring these items for your safety.

EUROPE MANDATORY KIT LIST

CLOTHES:

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably Goretex / Pertex – must have taped seams, a hood and sleeves)
  • Lightweight waterproof trousers (optional on weekend trips)
  • Leggings
  • 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: Bridgedale)
  • Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)

ACCESSORIES:

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the number of your Run Leader and Event Director (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: TRIBE bars, trail mix, chocolate)
  • Salt Tablets / Electrolytes (e.g. 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)
  • Foil blanket

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 recommend 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 in the Alps. If you would like a demonstration in the UK, just bring them along to the event and ask your guide.

RUNNING WATCH

This item is optional but extremely helpful for training also great for motivation for completing your trip, particularly in the Alps. We recommend the watches by COROS due to their incredible battery life and accuracy. If you would like to know more, just ask our guides to demonstrate on how to use COROS running watches during one of our events.