Participation at a trail running event requires a certain level of autonomy and safety. See below list of items that are either required or recommended to participate at EcoTrail Wicklow and other Trail Races:
Trail Running Shoes: Trail Running Shoes offer extra grip and protection when on uneven, lose or wet terrain.
Water Container: This is the first mandatory kit. Choose soft flasks or hydration packs. Consider as well to bring a small cup for aid stations as NO BOTTLES OR CUP WILL BE GIVEN!
Backpack: Trail running backpack are designed to fit around your shoulders, chest and back and are designed to prevent elements from bouncing around when you run.
Hat/Cap: Ideal for sunny, rainy or cold weather
Windproof/Showerproof Jacket: Irish weather is very unpredictable. A jacket will prevent from getting cold and wet.
Walking/Running Sticks: Some love them, some hate them, but they do work when needed. There are various collapsable lightweight models out there
Energy Food: Trail Running is one of the sports that burns the most energy. Depending on your distance you might want to bring sugary snacks or energy gel (WARNING: NO LITTER PLEASE!)
Please do not hesitate to engage with the stores above who can give recommendation and tips on your gear.