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Mandatory & Recommended Equipment

Considering the geographical and meteorological conditions of the race area, the equipment suggested by the organization seeks to strengthen your personal safety. However, selecting and evaluating each item of equipment is your responsibility. The race format is non-stop with semi autonomy., meaning each runner must be autonomous between assistance points. Therefore, in order to confront any and all climatic or physical conditions, you must carry the mandatory equipment at all times, in addition to sufficient food and hydration to complete each race section. Please keep in mind that each person reacts differently to the same weather conditions and that your clothing, diet, hydration and running speed are essential factors in preventing hypothermia.

Updated: 27 January, 2023

General Equipment and Others
(M: Mandatory / R: Recommended / N/A: Not Applicable)
Backpack or Bag: With enough capacity to carry all the necessary equipment.MMMM
Front Headlight: This element is fundamental to your security in the case that you are unable to finish the race within the allotted time and must walk without light.MRN/AN/A
Container to hold at least 0.5 liters (bottle or camelbak): Remember that hydration is critical to your performance and your survival as well for that matter. Even though you will find PAS (Aid Stations) along the route and numerous water sources to resupply, there are zones where you will need to be able to rely on your own reserve.MMMM
Non-disposable cup (ideal for both cold and hot liquids): For enviornmental and sanitary reasons, we will not provide cups at the aid stations (PAS), including Start & Finish. In order to hydrate at these points, you must have your own cup.MMMM
Survival Blanket: (Minimum Size 140 x 200 cm) – It could be useful should you have to wait for support from the organization to take you to the finish line in cases of withdrawal from the race or injure yourself. The survival blanket protects against wind and reduces the loss of body heat. While you may choose a different size, it must have a minimum surface area of 2.8m2MMMM
Whistle: In case a runner needs to alert or attract attention, especially in cases of emergency. We recommend that runners use a whistle with a potent sound that it be kept in an easily accessible area.MMMM
Sunglasses to protect against sun, wind or snow: Exposure to solar radiation causes a high number of eye injuries, so we therefore recommend bringing a pair of sunglasses that filter UV rays. Also, these can additionally help protect against the wind: there have been cases of transient blindness due to cold wind. Also, when crossing wooded areas, it can protect against branchesMMMR
Reserve Nutrition: Please consider that your energy consumptions will increase during poor weather conditions, low temperatures, precipitation and/or wind, meaning reserve nutrition is fundamental to both your performance and security.MMMM
Trekking Poles:If you have already tried using them while running and know how to properly use them, trekking poles can be a great help in certain stretches of the race. Among the advantages are reducing the strain on your legs and improving stability in complex areas.RRRR
Knife or Pocket Knife: Although in normal conditions this item can be expendable, it can become a multipurpose tool in cases of emergency.RRRR
Sunscreen: It is essential for protecting the skin from solar radiation during the event.RRRR
Earplugs: If your ears are very sensitive, we suggest using earplugs to protect against the wind.RRRR
Mobile Phone: There is phone service at some points along the route.RRRR
GPS Watch: You can ask for the official track in the days leading up to Ultra Fiord.RRRR
First-Aid Kit*
(M: Mandatory / R: Recommended / N/A: Not Applicable)
Two Sterile Gauze Pads (10cm x 10cm)MMMM
Adhesive Bandage (3cm x 50cm long)MMMM
Elastic Bandage (6cm x 60cm long)MMMM
Saline (1 x 5ml)MMMM
5 Steri-Strips (replace stitches & to close minor cuts)MMMM
Personal Medication (ex: paracetamol, ibuprofen or others)RRRR
(*) If you can’t find the recommended size for the required items, you can choose to bring one of similiar dimensions.
(M: Mandatory / R: Recommended / N/A: Not Applicable)
Waterproof jacket with hood: The outer layer should impede the passage of wind and rain. Due to the climate, we recommend that you use a windbreaker or a breathable waterproof jacket, such as GORE-TEX or similar.MMMM
Long-sleeved shirt: First-layer, light-fitting, or thicker depending on weather conditions.MMRR
Hat: Even though the head remains warm, thanks to its rich network of red blood vessels, you should also note that more than 30% of body heat is lost through the head, which can be reduced through a hat. It can also help protect your ears from the wind.RRRR
Thermal, windproof gloves: The hands are the only part of the body where heat does not enter while running, which is due to the blood circulation focusing on the muscles. We recommend using gloves, ideally Windstopper or similar.MMMR
Synthetic thermal jacket: When facing adverse weather conditions, a good thermal jacket will help you continue enjoying the surrounding nature. We recommend carrying a jacket with a synthetic filling of at least 167 gr (Primaloft or similar).MMMR
Long pants (or similar): Pants, running tights, or other similar inner layer that covers the entire leg.MMMR
Windbreaker: Although it does not replace the waterproof jacket, it is one of the most ideal garments in Patagonia, and will allow a runner to run comfortably against a wide range of weather conditions.RRRR