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It is very important that you study this section with your own personal skills and experiences in mind. Considering the geographical and meteorological conditions of the race zone, the organization suggests using the equipment in the table below to strengthen a runner’s personal safety and improve his/her experience. However, with that being said, selecting and evaluating each article of clothing and/or equipment for the race is the runner’s sole responsibility. Please consider that each person has different grades of tolerance when confronting adverse geographical and climatic conditions, in addition to the pace of the race (for example, you will probably need to carry a jacket if you prefer a slower pace).

The race format is non-stop and run semi-autonomously, which implies that each runner must be autonomous between Aid Stations. In other words, in order to face any type of climatic of physical condition, you must carry all mandatory equipment at all times, in addition to enough food and hydration to handle each section of the race.

The following table is the list of mandatory and recommended equipment for the race:

General Equipment and Others
(M: Mandatory / R: Recommended)
7K 14K 21K 35K 50K 80K
Backpack or Bag: With enough capacity to carry all the necessary equipment. R R R M M M
Front Headlight: It will probably only be needed for the first hour (80K) of the race, and maybe in the last section, depending on what time you finish. M
Container to hold at least 0.5 liters: There will be no cups available in either the starting lines, finish line, or other aid stations (PAS). All runners must carry his/her own cup or hydration system (bottle or bag). ULTRA PAINE® is a “cup-free” event (further explana- tion in “Environment” Section). M M M M M M
Non-disposable cup: It is not mandatory, as you already have a water container (bottle or bag). It is only suggested to make water more accessible at each PAS. R R R R R R
Survival Blanket (Minimum Size 140 x 200 cm): It could be useful should you have to wait for a vehicle from the organization to take you to the finish line in cases of with- drawal from the race or injury. The survival blanket protects against wind and reduces the loss of body heat by means of aluminum foils that reflect infrared rays. While you may choose a different size, it must have a minimum surface area of 2.8m2. R R R M M M
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. M M M M M M
Sunglasses: 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 branches. R R M M M M
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. R R R M M M
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. R R R R R R
Knife or Pocket Knife: Although in normal conditions this item can be expendable, it can become a multipurpose tool in cases of emergency. R R R R R R
Sunscreen: It is essential for protecting the skin from solar radiation during the event. R R R R R R
Earplugs: If your ears are very sensitive, we suggest using earplugs to protect against the wind. R R R R R R
Mobile Phone: There is phone service at some points along the route. R R R R R R
First Aid Kit
(M: Mandatory / R: Recommended)
7K 14K 21K 35K 50K 80K
Two Sterile Bandages (10cm x 10cm) R R R M M M
Adhesive Bandage (3cm x 50cm de largo) R R R M M M
Elastic Bandage (6cm x 60cm long) R R R M M M
Saline (2 x 5ml) R R R M M M
5 Steri-Strips (replace stitches & to close minor cuts) R R R M M M
Personal Medication (ex: paracetamol, ibuprofen or others) R R R R R R
(M: Mandatory / R: Recommended)
7K 14K 21K 35K 50K 80K
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. M M M M M M
Long-sleeved shirt: First-layer, light-fitting, or thicker depending on weather conditions. M M M M M M
Hat: Even though the head remains warm, thanks to its rich network of red blood ves- sels, 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. M M M M M M
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. M M M M M M
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). R R R R R R
Long pants (or similar): Pants, running tights, or other similar inner layer that covers the entire leg. R R R R R R
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. R R R R R R