Triathlon Race Checklist

Essential items for your race bag:
  • Swim suit
  • Wetsuit (optional, but worth it!)
  • Swim Cap
  • Swim goggles (make sure they don’t leak!)
  • Suntan lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch
  • Helmet
  • Socks
  • Bike shoes
  • Running shoes
  • Running hat
  • Towels
  • Water bottles — Fill with water or energy drink of your choice)
  • Energy Gels- GU, Power Gels, Cliff Shots
  • Body Glide or Vaseline
  • Triathlon belt
  • Lace locks
  • Race recovery water bottles — I like Endurox.
  • Plastic bags (in case of rain to cover stuff and put wet clothes in after race.)
  • Rubbermaid dish pan, if you are concerned about sand on your feet. (I use the one provided at race.)
  • Race clothes — for any weather conditions that could pop up. I just wear my swimsuit, but this took me years to finally do!)
  • Marker to find your bike/transition area like a balloon, flag, or lawn ornament.
  • Warm race clothing — be prepared for weather changes, rain, cool morning, etc...
  • Baby oil — removes permanent marker from legs/arms for your evening activities.
  • Towel, shampoo, soap, and hairbrush; some triathlons have shower facilities.
  • Before and after race clothing — shorts, tee, sweatshirt, sandals, dry socks, etc...

More Crucial Essentials:

  • Bike with Race Wheels (make sure YOU put your front wheel in your auto.) It’s happen to me!
  • Flat repair kit in seat bag on bike. Go through beforehand.
  • Floor pump (pump tires to max the morning of the race, not the night before.)