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Race Day Check List

Here is an easy check list that you can print off and use the night before your big day! Pack it and Check it!

If you stil need to pick up some of the items, we’ve linked up the gear to our triathlon gear recommendations.

Paper Stuff:

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Race Packet and information:: If you register on the morning before the race, you will need these things to pick up your race packet. Where most races are paid for online, all fees are usually included.

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Money for fees and a photo ID:: Some races have participants register for the event the day before the event. Remember to bring that packet they give you with your numbers and race chip.

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Directions :: to the race site and hotel (if applicable) or GPS

Swim Stuff:

Bike Stuff:

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Swim Suit or Tri suit Bike (be sure the tires have air)

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Water Bottle-Hydration, hydration, hydration. the bike leg is the besttime to rehydrate!

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Pump and Bike Repair Kit (most race sites have a volunteer booth with someone to do small repairs, but you should be prepared)

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Bike Gloves -Avoid blisters on your hands

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Bike Gloves -Avoid blisters on your hands

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Padded Shorts Men’sBike Shorts, Women’s Shorts

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Shirt or TanktopShirt or Tanktop Men’s Top, Women’s Top

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Helmet-You cannot compete without it.

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Bike shoesor regular sneakersMen’s Clip-in Bike Shoes, Women’s Clip-in Bike Shoes

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Socks – Avoid blisters on your feet.

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Some sort of brightly colored item to tie onto the bike (ie: balloon, scarf, poster)

Run Stuff:

Other Important Stuff:

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Sunscreen

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Transition slip-on Shoes – (optional)

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Hat – Prevent sunburn and keep sweat our of your eyes.

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Sunglasses

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Towel – For transition area

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Bucket – To rinse your feet duing your swim to bike transition

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Garbage bag -To put your wet stuff in

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Music – Pump-me-up music for the car-ride. Remember, electronic devices, such as ipods and music players are prohibited during racing.




Swim : – Get the low-down on gear and read tips for training and events.

Bike: – Learn how to structure bike workouts, find safety tips and read recommendations on great bike gear.

Run : – Get the ultimate skinny on running sneakers, running gear, safety tips and much more.

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