Behind every team is a great support crew. They will provide your hiking team with all the motivation and support needed to complete the event, and are vital for your team’s wellbeing, safety, comfort and transportation.

One support vehicle per team is permitted.

Support crews must:

  • Dress appropriately for the weather. We suggest a fleece jacket, beany, waterproof jacket, gloves.
  • Familiarise themselves with the course and checkpoints prior to the event (see info booklet and maps).
  • Display in the front window of their vehicle the support team credential provided at the Friday night briefing.
  • Be self-sufficient for themselves and their teams as there is only limited food and drink on the course.
  • Only access the course at designated checkpoints.
  • Follow the directions of event marshals when arriving to checkpoints.
  • Be mindful that parking is limited. Track and anticipate the arrival time of team members so as not to arrive too far in advance and leave the checkpoint as your team departs to make room for the next support crew.
  • Not leave any support items at checkpoints.
  • Collect and take all rubbish from their team members with them.
  • Where possible, use public toilets located in Dunkeld or other community areas and leave the checkpoint toilets for the participants.
  • Please leave dogs at home.

Support vehicle packing list:

  • Water and hydration drinks for teams. Only emergency supplies will be provided at checkpoints.
  • Nutritious food and snacks for team members and support crew.
  • Spare footwear and clothing for team members in the case of wet weather or changing conditions.
  • Dry towels.
  • Blankets and more blankets.
  • Mobile phones to contact team members.
  • Battery pack to charge flat mobile phones.
  • First aid kit including paracetamol.
  • Rubbish bags.
  • Camp chairs for the team.