North Pole Marathon

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Running Gear

FWD NORTH POLE MARATHON RUNNING EQUIPMENT

Examples of individual clothing items from various companies are listed / linked below. You can also check out websites such as www.marmot.com , www.patagonia.com , www.mountainhardwear.com , www.eddiebauer.com  , www.taigaworks.ca and www.likeys.com for further examples / options of appropriate clothing.

SUMMARY

A layering system is necessary to keep you warm while being light enough to enable you to undertake a physical challenge.

The general idea of a layering system on your upper body is that

1)      A base layer will wick sweat away from your body
2)      A mid fleece layer will provide insulation, and
3)      An outer shell layer will provide protection from the wind.

Only two layers are necessary on the legs (base layer and outer shell) or you will otherwise overheat.

Many adventure / outdoor shops should be very familiar with a layering system and will be able to advise you on what to wear when running in very cold weather.

There are many sample links below highlighted in colour - they are examples from a varierty of sources and brands of what will work.

Please Note: It is recommended that you bring two sets of base layers for your legs and torso, and an extra fleece for your torso (as listed below). You will only wear one base layer on your legs and upper body while running, but you can change into the additional dry base layers during the race if you are getting cold and wet. Keeping dry is important in cold conditions! An extra pair of gloves and socks are recommended below for similar reasons.

LEGS & BODY

LEGS 

2 Base Layers
1 Wind Shell

BODY 

2 Base Layers
2 Insulating Layers
1 Wind Shell (with hood and ventilation zips)

FEET

1 Pair of Sock Liners
Pairs of Wool Socks
1 Pair of Trail Runners or regular running shoes*

 *You may need to get the running shoes a bit bigger than your normal size. Remember, you will be wearing thicker socks during the race.

Toe / Feet Warmers are also recommended   

HANDS

1 Pair of Glove Liners
Pairs of Gloves 
1 Pair of Mittens (no fingers)

Hand Warmers are also recommended.

HEAD & NECK

Generally, a balaclava / facemask, hat and neck gaiter are worn. 

1 Balaclava or Alternative Two-Piece Balaclava
1 Facemask (covers nose and mouth but has air holes)
1 Thermal Hat  
2 Neck Gaiters or BUFFS 
1 Forehead / Ear Protection (optional item)

EYEWEAR

1 Pair of Ski Goggles