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Razorback Safety

22—40—64 km

Every year we get queried on the information below – it is simple, clear and self explanatory. In a nutshell – turn up without the mandatory gear below and you will not be permitted to start.

All runners (that includes those doing the 22 km—so please do not ask again), must carry with them as a minimum the following safety equipment. The reason for this is if someone were to injure themselves out on the trail, they may need to either walk out or wait a couple of hours for medical assistance. Given the area is subject to sudden changes in weather and the possibility of an injured person rapidly loosing core body temperature or going into shock, these items are considered the minimum safety requirements:

A gear check will be conducted on the Friday night. Failure to carry ALL the mandatory gear listed below will mean you will NOT be permitted to run. Please pay special attention to the requirements regarding bandage.

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. X—Mandatory to carry.

 

Mandatory Items64 km40 km22 km
Waterproof and windproof jacket with hood X X X
Waterproof and windproof pants X X X
Spare long sleeved thermal top and long johns (not “skins” or equivalent) X X X
Beanie and/or hat, gloves X X X
Waterproof map of the area, compass or GPS (knowledge of how to use them). Recommended is Rooftop's Mt Feathertop-Hotham 1:30,000 and adjacent Bogong High Plains or Spatial Vision Bogong Alpine Area 1:50,000. You may download the maps on the website X X X
Lighter or waterproof matches X X X
Emergency space bag/light bivvi bag (1 only) or equivalent bag X    
First Aid kit including
X X X
Fully charged mobile phone (Telstra provides the best coverage) and/or Personal Location Beacon X X X
Fully charged portable power bank (with indicator lights) X    
Minimum of 500 ml of water (better still 1 litre if it's hot) and/or a container to carry it X X X
Torch and spare batteries X X  
Food for the run and emergency food if lost X X X

 Snake Bite - Mandatory Safety Equipment —make sure you read this, it is very important!

NB: All 64 km runners MUST have sufficient experience/equipment to allow them to either find an alternate route back to run to headquarters or wait out the night and complete the run the following day.

Any runner who withdraws or is unable to complete the run back to Harrietville by 9:00 P.M. on the Saturday MUST attempt to contact the run director by mobile phone (0418 136 070) and advise their status.