Mandatory Gear

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The Buffalo Stampede events cover some isolated ground at high elevations. Whilst usually the weather is good in April, conditions in the mountains can change at any time so runners need to be prepared.
Runners in the Ultra need to be especially well prepared, as, if they are injured late in the event, they could be waiting in possibly cold and dark conditions before assistance arrives.

Requirements will vary depending upon the weather forecast, and will be advised 1 hour before the scheduled race start time. All runners should travel to Bright with all items of compulsory gear available, it is hoped that runners will be able to participate with as little gear as possible however we will not compromise safety and the kit decision on the day is final and not for discussion. Please come prepared with all Mandatory items.. we will turn you away at the gear check if you do not have it.

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SkySprint – 10k

  • 600ml of water
  • Whistle
  • Phone

 
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SkyRun – 20k

  • 1 litre of water
  • Personal Nutrition for 3-5 hours.
  • Whistle
  • Mobile Phone

Bad Weather for both SkySprint and SkyRun –

  • Good Weather gear AND
  • Waterproof jacket

 

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Skymarathon

MARATHON (good weather)
– Waterproof jacket with hood
– 1 litre fluid minimum
– Mobile phone (preferably Telstra Next G), this should be the phone attached to the number supplied when entering the event
– Whistle
– Space blanket

MARATHON (bad weather)
– Waterproof jacket WITH hood
– Thermal long shirt (not a compression shirt)
– Beanie, buff or similar warm headwear
– Full fingered gloves
– Mobile phone (preferably Telstra Next G), this should be the phone attached to the number supplied when entering the event
– Whistle
– Space blanket

 
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Ultra SkyMarathon

ULTRA (good weather)
– Waterproof jacket with hood
– Thermal long shirt (not a compression shirt) Please do not come to us on race day with a compression shirt!!!!
– Beanie, buff or similar warm headwear – 1 piece.
– 1.5litres of fluid minimum
– Mobile phone (preferably Telstra Next G), this should be the phone attached to the number supplied when entering the event
– Whistle
– Space blanket

ULTRA (bad weather)
– Waterproof jacket and hood
– Thermal long shirt (not a compression shirt)
– Waterproof tights or pants (not compression)
– Beanie, buff or similar warm headwear
– Full fingered gloves
– 1.5 litre fluid minimum
– Mobile phone (preferably Telstra Next G), this should be the phone attached to the number supplied when entering the event
– Whistle
– Space blanket

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Nutrition
Please bear in mind that you need a nutrition plan for these events – there is both distance, terrain and duration to take into account when you consider the appropriate amount of food you will require to adequately fuel yourself for the duration of the event. This is your responsibility. We do recommend speaking with an endurance coach about this prior to the event.

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SUMMARY OF CLIMATE AVERAGES IN APRIL (courtesy of the Bureau of Meteorology)

Bright:
Average max temperature: 26.3
Average min temperature: 8.9
Average rainy days in March: 5 days

Mount Buffalo Chalet:
Average max temperature: 16.7
Average min temperature: 9.1
Average rainy days in March: 9.4

As you can see climate will change as you travel the earth – bring a range of clothing!!!





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