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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Triathlon Packing Checklist

This checklist has been prepared to help the new triathletes, allowing them to participate in any event without the fear of forgetting some essential item. For the veterans, using a checklist can definitely help relief the pre-race stress. The list - based on input from several triathletes - includes the basic items, a few optional ones, as well as tips and tricks learned along the way.


  • Tri suit
  • Wristwatch
  • Goggles + backup pair
  • Swim cap from race bag + backup cap
  • Wet suit
  • Timing chip neoprene band (optional)
  • Ear plugs (optional)
  • Nose plugs (optional)


  • Bicycle with bike number attached
  • Bike helmet
  • Bike shoes
  • Bike pump
  • Spare tire kit
  • Water bottle or Camelback
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike gloves (optional)


  • Running Shoes
  • Race belt with number attached

Transition Area

  • Towel
  • Gel / Power Bar / Other nutrition; may want to tape these to your bike
  • Extra water bottle
  • Body glide
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Bike tools
  • Large pump
  • Black marker to avoid standing in body marking line
  • Toilet paper
  • Small basin for washing feet (optional)
  • Vaseline (optional)
  • Anti-fog for goggles (optional)
  • Large trash bag for wet gear
  • Helium balloon for locating your stuff or so your friends can locate you (optional)


Deniel Hopkins said...

Great Post! very helpful too :)
keep tri-ing :)

Jess said...

It can't get any better than this.