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Flaming Foliage Relay - Idaho Springs to Buena Vista

Fri September 6 - Sat September 7, 2024 Idaho Springs, CO 80452 US

Equipment List


TEAM EQUIPMENT - REQUIRED (all required equipment must be shown at check in):

  • 2 flashlights or headlamps, extra batteries; from sunset to sunrise, runners must carry a lighted flashlight or wear a headlamp when the active runner.
  • 5 reflective vests (minimum) , not only is the current runner required to wear a reflective vest from sunset to sunrise, all members of the Active Van (including non-running driver if applicable) must be wearing a reflective vest when ever exiting the Active Van
  • 2 flashing red LED lights - one required to be worn on the runner's back from sunset to sunrise
  • "CAUTION-RUNNER ON ROAD" (minimum 17 x 22 inches) to be attached to the rear of each team vehicle. These can be hand made but they must be legible
  • One First Aid kit for blisters, abrasions, etc. for each team vehicle
  • One Trash bag for each team vehicle
  • One copy of both the Relay Handbook and the Leg Map Book for each team vehicle

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR THE TRAIL LEGS 8, 9, 10, 11 - not required to be shown at check in:

  • As is it hunting season, runners of the trail legs are required to wear bright colored vests or clothing; reflective belts do not qualify.
  • Hydration system or water bottle
  • Trail Leg Map
  • Additional equipment required for Leg 11 over Georgia Pass: hat, jacket, gloves, and headlamp. Pants are recommended but not required.

TEAM EQUIPMENT - STRONGLY RECOMMENED - not required to be shown at check in:

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Clipboard for Team Time Record
  • Vehicle registration and insurance
  • Watch/stopwatch for clipboard with Team Time Record
  • Water, electrolyte/sports drinks, food since there are no aid stations

TEAM EQUIPMENT - RECOMMENDED FOR EACH VEHICLE - not required to be shown at check in:

  • Cooler with ice
  • Food, drinks
  • Maps
  • Markers, pens, pencils, paper
  • Cell phones, 2-way radios
  • Tape for vehicle signs
  • Toilet paper, wet wipes, paper towels, cups

RUNNER EQUIPMENT - RECOMMENDED - not required to be shown at check in:

  • Additional blinking red light for extra safety
  • Bear bells and/or pepper spray if nervous about animals
  • Bandanna for dusty roads
  • Camera
  • Driver license, ID required for "Masters" competitive teams
  • Flashlight or headlamp, 2 per team required, but many runners bring their own
  • Food, drinks
  • Foot-care aids
  • Hat or visor to reduce glare of headlights
  • Money, credit card
  • Plastic bags for wet clothes, icing injuries, trash
  • Protective aids: pepper spray, phone, whistle
  • Reflective and warm clothing; Legs 18-20 may be cold
  • Rain gear - you never know in the mountains of Colorado or Vermont
  • Running shoes, shirts, shorts, socks - a clean set for each leg
  • Shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, towel
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, ground cloth/tent
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
  • Vaseline or Anti Chafe 
  • Water bottle

****Maximum two vehicles for 10-person teams, one vehicle only for Ultra teams (maximum 6.5 x 19 feet) ; No buses, campers, limousines, trailers, motor homes, or extra vehicles

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