Triathlon Packing List

Make a packing list. Make a packing list. Make a packing list. If you don’t, I guarantee you will forget something; there is just too much to remember. I have included a sample list below. Go through it slowly, carefully, and twice.

Swim
Tri kit
Wetsuit
Swim cap
Goggles (two pair: one tinted and one clear)
Bodyglide
Antifog spray
Pre-race disposable sandals
Towel for swimming the day before the race
Ear/nose plugs
GPS watch and charger
Bike
Water bottle for rinsing feet at T1
Hand towel for T1
Bike
Bike shoes
Helmet
Sunglasses
Socks
Bike pump
Spare tube, cartridges, tube lever, and CO2 tool
Two water bottles
Anti-chafing chamois cream
Run
Race belt
Running shoes
Extra socks
Camelbak or water belt
Lightweight hat or visor
Fueling
Bike nutrition (gels, powders, sports drinks, etc.)
Run nutrition (gels, powders, sports drinks, etc.)
Other
Sunscreen
Chapstick / lip balm
USAT membership card
Small trash bags for T1 and T2 gear if rain is expected
Pre-race jacket and shorts
Carry bag to put pre-race clothing into before the start line
Advil
Band-aids
Printed race maps and itinerary

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