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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.

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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

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Swim Suit or Tri suit Men’s Swim Suits, Women’s Swim Suit, Men’s Tri Suit, FemaleTri-Suit.

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Goggles

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Swim Cap

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Wetsuit-Always bring your wetsuit; Remeber to check with race organizers to make sure you are allowed to wear it.

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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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blueseventy tri bag

Need a place to pack all this stuff? The Blueseventy Streamline bag is our favorite entry-level triathlon bag.

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)

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Sneakers  Men’s Running Shoe, Women’s Running Shoe

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

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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.

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“First Triathlon” Stories
Read stories written by people like YOU who talk about their first triathlon.

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“Triathlete Profile
Read interviews of people like YOU who give advice on training, balance and much more.

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Triathlon EventNew York Triathlon – Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon –This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers

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Georgia Triathlon – Tri for the Shelter Sprint Triathlon
– USAT sanctioned, This triathlon takes place in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain Recreation..

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Triathlon EventMy First Triathlon, Nicholas D’Angelo – It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live. I wanted to be a better husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend…

Triathlon EventFirst Triathlon Story – Greg H. from Texas – just to raise your arms at the finish line and know that you accomplished a triathlon is such a great feeling.

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