It’s time to dust things off and check yourself before you wreck yourself because race season is just around the corner. Don’t leave anything behind on race day, instead refer to our Race Day Checklist to make sure you have everything you need for the big day!
Race Day Checklist
You’ve trained. You’ve prepared. And now it’s time to race, but first make sure you have everything you need laid out or packed and ready to go! Race day is exciting enough and sometimes your nerves take top priority as you get closer to your race day. Make sure you are packed and prepared ahead of time so that you have everything you need when you need it!
- Race Bib or Timing Chip (Safety Pins for bib)
- Shoes (Carbon Plated Shoes if you are looking to set a new personal record!)
- Socks, we recommend an extra pair or two for your bag!
- Race day outfit ( Singlet, Shorts/Tights, Socks, Half-Zip)
- Nutrition Products (Fuel and Hydration)
- Water bottle or hydration vest
- A positive attitude!
- An awesome cheerleader or cheer squad!
Depending on the length of the race, type of race, and the weather, you may want to consider some additional items to include on your checklist. Check out our recommendations for specific distances, types of races, and weather conditions.
DISTANCE SPECIFIC CHECKLIST
|Nutrition/Hydration||High cushion shoes|
|Salt Tabs||Nutrition/Hydration Vest|
|Change of clothing for post-race||Equipment/Gear Check Bag|
|Compression socks||Change of clothing for post-race|
|Body Glide||Compression socks|
|Throw away shirt for the start line|
LOCATION SPECIFIC CHECKLIST
|Road Race||Trail Race|
|Racing flats or speedy shoes||Trail shoes|
|Sunscreen||Tall socks/Trail Gaiters|
WEATHER SPECIFIC CHECKLIST
|Rain||Cold Weather||Warm Weather|
|Rain/Wind Shield Jacket||Layers||Sunscreen|
|Extra pair of socks||Cold weather gear||Sun protection for head|
Now that you are in the know, grab your pen and start checking these off your list. You have much bigger things to worry about… like your big race and AWESOME performance you are about to have! Here’s to a great race… Go get ’em!