Equipment & Safety

The Official Event Program for the Augusta Adventure Fest at containing all the necessary event details can be downloaded from here. Alternatively the text below includes the same content without all the additional diagrams and was updated on 17-10-2011.

COMPETITORS EQUIPMENT

The following items will be given to competitors during registration and are compulsory for all appropriate legs as part of the event rules:

Numbered race bib
The numbered race bib will be provided to individuals, pairs (2) and the team runners at registration. The bib is your relay baton and must make its way around the entire course with each team member. The bib must be worn OVER THE TOP OF ALL OTHER CLOTHES AT ALL TIMES. It is a tight-fitting lycra that will not slow you down in the GCS Ocean Swim (it must be worn over the top of wetsuits), but it is also super-stretchy and will fit over the top of your life-jacket for the kayak leg. Please remove your race bibs at the end of the event and place in tub at finish line as we recycle and re use them at other Anaconda events.

Timing band
All entrants will be given a timing band at registration to place around your ankle. This timing band (along with your race bib) is also the relay baton for teams, so you MUST transfer it from one team mate to the next, inside each transition area. Take your time securing the timing band and ensure it is properly attached before proceeding as this will avoid losing the timing band, incorrect times being registered and us going out to look for you!

NOTE: Upon accepting the timing band at registration you become responsible for wearing it during the race and then returning it to us at the end of the race. If you withdraw from the event at any time please ensure you return the band to an event official. Failure to return the band will result in a fee to you of $100 (this is cost price to us for losing them!)

Wrist bands
ALL competitors must wear the orange wrist band which will be attached by race officials at registration. Without this you will NOT be allowed inside the transition areas (TAs) and you will NOT be allowed to remove equipment from TAs. You will also receive two green wrist bands for your support crew. Please ensure that they wear them as no one without a wrist band will be permitted into any transition area.

Race Number
ALL competitors will have their race number written on their arm and leg during registration. Please DO NOT wash it off. This number is used if you or one of your team mates either withdraws from the race or does not make a cut off time.

Kayak stickers
You will receive 2 kayak stickers. Place one on each side of the front of your kayak so that you can be identified from both sides.

Bike number plate
You will receive a number plate to go onto your bike so you can be identified whilst on the bike course. Make sure you firmly attach the number plate to the handle bars of your bike using the zip ties provided.

Other items provided in your registration bags:

  • Kayak, MTB and swim collection tokens. You or your support crew must present these when collecting the appropriate equipment from each TA.
  • Anaconda branded swim cap – these must be worn by all swimmers during the swim leg.
  • Competitors high performance race t-shirt.
  • Sponsor and event information.


EQUIPMENT LIST

The compulsory items listed below form part of the rules. Failure to carry any listed item will result in a 30 minute penalty per item found to be missing.

Compulsory items for all legs

  • Numbered race bib
  • Timing band

Compulsory Swimming Equipment

  • Swim cap (must be the one provided at registration)

Recommended Swimming Equipment

  • Swim goggles
  • Wetsuit - expected water temp 16-18 degrees

Compulsory Paddling Equipment

  • Helmet - bike helmet is acceptable
  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device) must be Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3
  • Splash cover/spray skirt for people using a sit-in kayak
  • Pump or baler must be carried in all sea-kayaks or enclosed craft
  • Whistle (attached to PFD)
  • 1 x marine rated orange smoke flare carried on your person – NOT stowed in the boat

Recommended Paddling Equipment

  • Wetsuit - A combination of wetsuit shorts, thermals and Cag, or a ‘Farmer John’ style wetsuit are most appropriate.
  • A variety of paddle clothing depending on the conditions eg a Cag (kayak dry jacket with neoprene cuffs, collars and waist that can be fastened), neoprene or similar, booties.
  • Paddle leash (to prevent paddle being lost) and boat leash.
  • Water or hydration drink and food.

Compulsory Run Equipment

  • First aid kit comprising 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves

Recommended Run Equipment

  • Water / hydration drink and food
  • Full fingered cycle gloves for coasteering and rock scrambling

Compulsory Mountain Bike Equipment

  • First aid kit comprising 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves
  • Certified Bike Helmet to Aust/NZ/US standard
  • Bike number plate fixed to handle bars of the bike (provided at registration)

Recommended Mountain Bike Equipment

  • Tools, pump, tube etc to effect own repairs

EQUIPMENT TRANSFERS

Warm up gear back from the start
If you are a runner and will not have a support crew or team mate with you at the start at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse then we will transport your clothes from the start to the finish. Clothes must be in a closed bag, have your name and team number on it and must be given to the officials at the Hertz rental truck located at the start. We will transport them to the race information marquee at the adventure expo where they may be collected upon presentation of your race number.

Running gear at T1 (Teams ONLY)
We will offer to collect your running gear at the end of the run leg if you do not have a support crew to do it for you. NOTE: as individuals and pairs are transitioning next to your bikes you do not need to transfer your running gear. If teams require their running gear transferred please follow these procedures:

  • Collect a large orange plastic bag at the Race Admin tent in the Adventure Expo on Saturday, write your race number and mobile phone number on it and put it next to your swim gear at the Flinders Bay TA. (OR when you arrive into the transition, go to the ‘Secure Bag Drop Area’ and get a plastic bag from the marshal)
  • Get changed out of your run gear and put items to be transferred into the plastic bag.
  • Take your plastic bag to the marshal in the ‘Secure Bag Drop Area’ (don’t just leave it on the grass!).
  • After the last runner comes through we will put all bags in a secure location at the Flinders Bay TA for you to collect after the event.
  • We will only be responsible for equipment left in bags with the marshal in the ‘Secure Bag Drop Area’ as detailed above, not for bags left lying on the grass.


Swimming gear at T2
We will offer to collect your swimming gear at the conclusion of the swim leg if you do not have a support crew to do it for you. If required please follow these procedures:

  • Collect a large orange plastic bag at the Race Admin tent in the Adventure Expo on Saturday and write your race number and mobile phone number on it and put it next to your paddling gear at the Colourpatch TA. (OR when you arrive into the transition, go to the ‘Secure Bag Drop Area’ and get a plastic bag from the marshal)
  • Get changed out of your swim gear and put items to be transferred into the plastic bag.
  • Take your plastic bag to the marshal in the ‘Secure Bag Drop Area’ (don’t just leave it on the grass/beach!).
  • At the end of the event, these bags will remain at T2 for your collection, where an event marshal will be looking after them up to 4:00pm. Gear left after 4;00pm is at the owners risk.
  • Bags can only be collected upon presentation of your race bib or swim token (no exceptions!)
  • We will only be responsible for equipment left in bags with the marshal in the ‘Secure Bag Drop Area’ as detailed above, not for bags left lying on the grass / beach.

 

 

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