Trek the Night - Cotswold Way - Kit list | Action Medical Research

Key information

Date: Midnight 1 June 2019
Team registration fee: £150 per team
Team fundraising target: £1,500 per team
Individual registration fee: £38
Individual fundraising target: £375

Each team member should be responsible for their own spare clothing. Please be aware that cotton clothing when wet will not keep the wearer warm, in fact it will draw heat away from the body and is a potential cause of hypothermia.

Event specific

  • Ordnance Survey Explorer maps 167, 168, and 179
  • Route instructions – will be provided


  • Waterproof map case – it might rain and it’s difficult to read a soggy map
  • Compass – at least two per team
  • Waterproofs
  • Denim jeans or cotton trousers are not advisable
  • Shorts – for warm day
  • Hat and gloves
  • Spare clothing, extra fleece – cotton not advisable
  • Comfortable walking boots with good ankle support
  • Walking socks
  • Day pack or small rucksack
  • Space Blanket or large heavy gauge plastic bag – one per team
  • Walking poles – if you use them
  • Head/hand torch, spare batteries
  • Basic first aid kit, inc pain killers, blister pads, zinc oxide tape or similar
  • Toilet roll in a waterproof bag
  • Vaseline to deal with any uncomfortable chaffing
  • Water bottle
  • Personal food supplies
  • Energy sweets and snacks
  • Mobile telephone - at least two per team
  • Hi viz items
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Pen/pencil and notebook

Support driver

  • Driver route instructions – these will be provided
  • Contact numbers for your team members and event HQ
  • Strong torch and spare batteries
  • Spare car keys – you would not want to let your team down
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Spare clothing, including extra fleece
  • Food supplies - discuss and agree your team requirements, include plenty of high carbohydrate foods, easily portable
  • Water – plenty of it, keep your team topped up
  • Camping stove and spare gas – hot drinks will be in demand
  • Spare basic first aid kit
  • Black bin bags for your rubbish – leave none behind
  • blankets
  • A big enough vehicle.
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