Your Gear

Gear that you want at the finish line is to be dropped off at Outside Sports Queenstown/Te Anau when you pick up your registration packs. Your end of race gear should include warm clothes, food, towel, change of shoes, jacket, dry hat, gloves, money for massages and food. Gear bags must be clearly labeled with your name phone number and address. Gear will be at the finish line as you leave it. (In the same box or bag).

Gear given to us at the start of the Classic at ‘The Divide’ to transport over may NOT BE at the finish line when you get there. This gear will be driven over on the day and will be available for pickup at the finish line later (most run faster than the buses can complete the circuit) or at Prize Giving Dinner on Saturday Night at Skyline restaurantin Queenstown.

Compulsory gear: Please double check your compulsory gear list.

  • 1x thermal bottom
  • 2x thermal top (one can be short sleeved)
  • Hat & gloves
  • Seam sealed stitched wind/waterproof jacket
  • Survival blanket
  • Whistle

Your gear is checked at Outside Sports when you register in either Queenstown or Te Anau. There will also be random gear checks at Mackenzie Hut on the track. Those without the appropriate gear will not race or when caught at McKenize will not proceed into the Alpine environment, and remain with the marshall team.
GEAR NOTE: Poncho’s do not meet the standard required to survive when/if it turns nasty out there.