This post is more for my own benefit so that I (hopefully) don’t forget anything I need on race day. The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon is my first 26.2-mile race, and it’s the first race I’ve signed up for that requires travel.
|Photo credit: Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon
Here’s what I’m packing:
Race-day outfit: I’m still deciding between shorts and tights, so I’ll pack both. I’ll wear my Phoenix marathon tank, which is comfortable to run in, if it’s warm or a long-sleeve top if it’s cold.
Armband and earbuds.
Icy Hot for after the race.
Ibuprofen and first-aid kit.
Extra safety pins.
Extra hair tie and bobby pins.
Flip-flops for after the race.
Snacks and sports drinks/water for before the race and the road trip.
GoPro for Graham to take photos and video of me with.
Wet wipes and/or towel.
What am I forgetting? What do you pack when traveling for a marathon?
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