Due to the possibility of adverse weather conditions in the Alps, all participants in the 1/4/7 km run must be prepared to carry the following safety clothing:

  • Beanie/gloves
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket

All runners in the 15/21/42 km must carry with them as a minimum the prescribed safety equipment. The reason for this is if someone were to injure themselves out on the trail, they will need to either walk out or wait a couple of hours for medical assistance. NB: there is no vehicle access past the 5 km mark.

Given the area is subject to sudden changes in weather and the possibility of an injured person rapidly losing core body temperature or going into shock, these items are considered the minimum safety requirements irrespective of the weather.

Mandatory safety equipment for the 15/21/42 km runners;

  • Minimum of 1 l of water (better still 2 l if it's hot). NB: there is no water on the trail after the 5 km mark.
  • Waterproof and windproof pants and jacket with hood
  • Spare long sleeved thermal top
  • Beanie or buff/gloves/sun hat
  • Sunscreen 30+
  • Waterproof map of the area and compass or GPS
  • Lighter or waterproof matches
  • Whistle
  • Emergency space blanket/bag
  • Personal first aid requirements: bandaids, antiseptic, painkillers etc.
  • 10 cm elastic bandage for snake bites/sprains (white crepe bandages not accepted)
  • Mobile phone (Telstra has best coverage) and/or Personal Location Beacon
  • Food for the run and emergency food if lost
  • Camera—highly recommended—scenery is fantastic

Any runner in the 15/21/42 km events who withdraws or is unable to complete the run back to Mt Baw Baw Village by 3:00 P.M. on the Saturday, MUST attempt to contact the event director by mobile phone (0418 136 070) and advise of their status. If you have only one bar showing on your phone for signal strength—send an SMS message.

No Gear = No Start