THE SUPPORT CREW FORMS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE TEAM
Teams will be relying on you for information and support throughout the weekend. Support crew should familiarise themselves with the course and the checkpoints prior to the event.
The support crew will need to be fully self sufficient for themselves and their teams. As the Grampians are rugged and weather unpredictable, you will need to bring clothing for all weather conditions. There will be limited supplies of water/drinks/food on the course so teams are encouraged to be self sufficient.
As part of the course goes through wetlands, support crew should carry extra footwear for the competitors, shoes/socks etc.
- Support crews are able to access the course only at designated checkpoints.
- All support crew vehicles must display ‘Support crew’ stickers, supplied to the team on the Friday night, to gain access to checkpoints.
- As parking at checkpoints is limited please time your visit to the checkpoint just prior to your team arriving.
- You will be required to leave the checkpoint as soon as your team departs to make room for the next support crew/vehicles.
- Support crews will need to know what time to meet their team at the various checkpoints and collect their team at the end of each day to take them to their overnight accommodation.
- Support crews are not permitted to leave any support items at checkpoints.
- Team members should only carry what is necessary. Leave heavy items to your support crew.
WHAT TO BRING
- Detailed map (will be provided).
- Change of clothes for different conditions. Shorts, T-shirts (long and short sleeved) & thermals.
- Windproof/waterproof jacket
- Fleece jacket and beanie
- Dry towels
- Wash bowl and soap
- Torches with spare bulbs and batteries
- Food, snacks & drinks for competitors & support crew.
- Full first aid kit plus massage cream and sunscreen
- Rubbish bags
- Toilet paper (for between checkpoints). Portaloos are provided at checkpoints
- Mobile phones to contact team
- Blankets and more blankets
- Deck chairs for sitting around and waiting for your tired team
(please note that these are only suggestions. It is up to you and your team to be prepared).