Make Sure You’ve Got What You Need
You’ve spent months preparing for your race, so the last thing you need is to have your mind elsewhere hoping you didn’t forget something. We’ve prepared a checklist of things to bring for your triathlon so you can prepare your gear and be ready for the big day. While the list isn’t fully inclusive or may include things you won’t need it is worthy to review.
We’ll break them down according to Swim, Bike, Run and Personal:
Goggles (spare pair)
Anti Fog Solution
Timing Chip (issued morning of …)
Bike (can’t forget that!)
Helmet (Required to race)
Water Bottle/s & Cages
Aero Water Bottle Straw & Elastic
Bar-end plugs (Required to race)
USAT regulations require all handlebar and aerobar ends to be plugged. Since these can easily fall out, you should pack some extras just in case.
Why are these plugs required? If you crash, an unplugged bar-end can take a core sample of your leg/body.
CO2 Pump and cartridge
Cycling Shirt, Shorts, Shoes, & Gloves
Running hat or visor
Running shoes, shirt, shorts, & socks
ID (Including USAT Card)
Clothing (jersey, singlet, tri-shorts, socks, sports bra, etc)
Towels for the staging area
Body Glide/Vaseline (to prevent chafing)
Race Registration information
Energy/Sodium Pills, Gels, & Bars
Heart Rate Monitor & Chest Strap
Directions to Race
Head Lamp/Flash Light
Race Number Belt
Ipod (This is for pre-race listening. Do NOT take it with you on the bike or run).
What have you forgotten and realized it at the race?