Unleash your spirit for adventure in the Swamp Donkey Adventure Race! Teams of three race on an unmarked course using a map and compass to locate checkpoints in the wilderness of Manitoba. Teams trek through the woods, paddle pristine waterways and mountain bike trails in an attempt to be the fastest to reach all of the checkpoints before the 9-hour cut off. The fastest team to the finish line wins!

 

Still looking to pick up a few last-minute items before September 21st's race?  Racers get 10% off all gear up until race day at Wilderness Supply locations!

 

Mandatory Individual Gear:

Item

Quantity

Featured
Product

Whistle 1  Fox 40 Whistle
Knife
(min 2" folding blade)
1  Leatherman E33Lx folding knife 
Water bottle/hydration bladder
(1L minimum capacity)
1  Platypus Big Zip Hydration Bladder
Emergency blanket 1 Thermal emergency blanket 
Headlamp + spare batteries 1  
Lighter / Matches
(waterproof recommended)
1  
Race-specific footwear (trail runners) 1 pair  
Long pants / tights 1 pair  
Fleece or softshell midlayer 1  
Lightweight rain jacket 1  
Toque / Buff 1  
Full-fingered gloves
(bike gloves OK)
1 pair  
Race Jersey
(Provided by Swamp Donkey AR)
1  
     
Recommended but not mandatory:    
Rain pants 1 pair  
Long-sleeved synthetic shirt 1  
Sunglasses 1 pair  
Hat 1  

Team Gear

Item

Quantity

Featured
Product

Compass (sighting mirror recommended) 2 Suunto MC2 sighting compass 
Pen and/or Pencil (for map markings) 1  
Watch 1  
Waterproof map case 1  Sealline waterproof map case
Water filter or water purification (enough for 30L) 1  aquatabs water purification
Set of maps (Provided by Swamp Donkey AR) 1  
Passport (Provided by Swamp Donkey AR) 1  
FRS Radio (handheld family radio)
Channel to be determined by race staff
1  
First Aid Kit    
 - Tweezers 1  
 - Anti-inflamatory tablets 6  
 - Anti-histamine tablets 6  
 - Adhesive tape 1 roll  
 - Gauze  1 roll  
 - PEZ dispensor  1  
 - Tensor bandage 1  
 - Closure (butterfly) bandages 4  
 - 5" x 5" blister pad (or equivalent) 1  

Mountain Bike

To be carried during each bike section

Item

Quantity

Individual

 
Mountain Bike 1
Bike helmet (must be worn at all times) 1
Spare tube 1
Bike gloves 1 pair

Team

 
Tire pump 1
Tire levers 1 set
   
Recommended but not mandatory:  
Inner tube patch kit 1
Chain repair tool 1
Allen keys / hex wrenches 1 set
Bike computer (highly recommended) 1
Water bottle on bike 1
Rear blinking light 1

Paddle

To be carried during each paddle session

Item

Quantity

Featured
Product

Individual

   
Personal Flotation Device (PFD) with whistle attached
(Must be Canada Coast Guard approved, and worn at all times)
1  
Canoe or kayak paddle 1  

Team

   
Canoe 1  
Throw Bag (or 15m of floating rope) 1 SeaTec Regulation Throw Bag 
Bailing device 1  North Water 4-Bailer
     
Recommended but not mandatory:    
Canoe portage cart 1  Riverstone Kayak Cart
Yoke pads 1