Participant Compulsory Equipment
100 mile and 100 km
Participants will be required to carry the following equipment at all times unless otherwise specified.
- Detailed maps and detailed directions as issued by organisers and available on the race website. It is permissible to carry only the relevant Directions and Maps for each Section.
- Waterproof map case (large zip lock bag allowed)
- Mobile phone
- Emergency space blanket
- Compass (phone & watch compasses are not included)
- Waterproof matches
- Breathable, water proof rain jacket with taped seams
- Broad compression bandage (for first aid treatment of snake or spider bite).
- Water containers (2 litres minimum).
- Torch/headlamp including spare batteries which must be carried from Henry Angel CP
- Backup torch/headlamp including spare batteries which must be carried from The Pines CP
- Reflective vest designed for night use which must be carried from Henry Angel CP and must be worn at night.
- Thermal underwear (long sleeve & long leg) & beanie/buff. Note: Skins not regarded as thermals.
Participants will be required to carry the above equipment at all time unless otherwise specified.
Torch/headlamp including spare batteries must be carried from Mannus Campsite.
Participants will be required to carry the following: a mobile phone, compression bandage for First Aid treatment and snake bites, a whistle and 1000 mls water at all times.
Render all possible assistance to any person found injured or incapacitated. The sweepers will have Satellite phones.
Runners need to be careful of other users of the track.
Optional Additional Equipment
- Energy food
- Toilet paper
- Sun block
- Insect repellant
- Gaiters or compression socks
Night running/safety runners
Night running can be a daunting experience and for the safety of the runners we are allowing safety runners for the 100 miler participants. The safety runners can be utilised from The Pines from 6:30pm or at race directors discretion. The safety runners generally leave on the second passing of The Pines out to Granite Mountain but the race director will consider from the first passing out to Budong Falls depending on time in the evening and requests from the 100 miler participants. The safety runners need to check in at the registration evening on the Friday afternoon along with the 100 miler participant. Safety runners also need to carry the same mandatory gear as the 100 miler participants.
During the night time sections along the Hume and Hovell Track, there will be reflective tape approximately 80-100m apart that is highly visible with your head torches on. There will be volunteers at all the aid stations overnight with hot soup/noodles and other foods/drinks. Night time conditions are generally always cooler with temperatures down to 0′, so be prepared with extra warm clothes that can be left in drop bags at The Pines if required. It can be a long run/hike down and up Budong Falls track that may require these warmer items. A polar fleece jacket as an additional item may come in very handy.
Although the course of the Hume & Hovell Ultra has some creeks en route the water should be considered unsafe for drinking. Runners must carry sufficient water to last them between checkpoints which can be up to 30 km or 6 hours travelling apart.
Mobile Phone Coverage:
The Telstra mobile phone network may provide the best coverage for the course, however coverage is non-existent between, 5 km south of Paddy’s River Dam and lower Buddong Creek. Reception in gully lines and low points is less reliable. Reception towers are located, near Tumbarumba, within Talbingo and on Snubba Ridge.
The Hume & Hovell Ultra is a demanding physical event. By entering, runners are acknowledging that they have trained appropriately for the Hume & Hovell Ultra.
AURA can provide Public Liability Insurance coverage for the events it sanctions, which includes the Hume & Hovell Ultra. This insurance does not provide any coverage for injury or illness to entrants or support crews.
All Entrants and Support Crews are encouraged to ensure they have medical insurance that covers them for injuries or illness sustained during the Hume & Hovell Ultra, particularly for Ambulance costs if medical evacuation if necessary.