Required Kit

To take part in a Run the Wild holiday you will be required to carry at least the mandatory kit appropriate to your holiday. This is for your safety. You will receive an additional recommended kit list when you book. If you have any questions please get in touch. We also recommend you read our guide on how to choose trail shoes!

UK Mandatory Kit List

Clothes:

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably Goretex / Event – must have sealed seams)
  • Wicking top and shorts / leggings
  • Sun hat / cap
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Socks (eg: Injinji)
  • Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)

 

Accessories:

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Lead Runners, Event Director as well as appropriate emergency services (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
  • Lightweight, comfortable running pack (5-12 litres ideal)
  • Water Bottles / Bladder with minimum of 1 litre capacity
  • Snacks to sustain you for the planned route (eg: GU gels, trail mix, chocolate)
  • Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry
  • Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
  • Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen)

Europe Mandatory Kit List

Clothes:

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably Goretex / Event – must have sealed seams)
  • Lightweight waterproof trousers
  • Wicking top and shorts / leggings
  • Sun hat / cap
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Base layer / fleece top
  • Socks (eg: Injinji)
  • Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)

 

Accessories:

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Lead Runners, Event Director as well as appropriate emergency services (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
  • Lightweight, comfortable running pack (5-12 litres ideal)
  • Water Bottles / Bladder with minimum of 1 litre capacity
  • Sunglasses (the sun is very strong in the Alps)
  • Snacks to sustain you for the planned route (eg: GU gels, trail mix, chocolate)
  • Salt Tablets (GU or Nuuns, especially in hot weather)
  • Emergency cash
  • Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry
  • Headtorch (only on multiday trips eg: TMB)
  • Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
  • Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen)