To optimally train or compete in a survivalrun it is important to wear the right clothes. In short you should make sure your ankles and shins are protected and that your wear clothes which you don’t mind getting muddy or wet. For more details check out the guide below.
For outdoor training we recommend wearing long running tights (which you can purchase from us if you wish) combined with long socks, regular running shoes (don’t wear your brand new white shoes) and a sports t-shirt. If you don’t have running tights you can wear regular sports clothing combined with long socks. When dressing for the training beware that the Dommel river is very close to our training location and you may be introduced to it during the training.
In the summer it may be very tempting to wear as little as possible to the training, however beware of the dangers. When climbing ropes, the rope will slide along your foot and the bottom of your leg, therefore if that part is not covered is will hurt when climbing. Furthermore when running around you may encounter stinging nettles (brandnetels), ticks and other stuff which you’d rather not touch with your bare legs.
When it is cold rainy (or snowy) weather try to avoid cotton clothing as it absorbs a lot of water which will cool you off. Wearing a thermoshirt also is recommended on cold days.
For indoor training your clothing doesn’t matter so much, but still wear some long socks.
If you’re going to join a survivalrun then just wear the same as you would wear when training outdoors. The organisation of the run will provide you with a regular sports shirt to wear during the run. If it is cold it is recommended to bring something to wear underneath.