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DON’T FORGET THIS IMPORTANT ITEM FOR YOUR BIG RACE!

To prevent a race-day packing mishap, we’ve prepared a handy New York Race Day checklist.

DON’T FORGET THIS IMPORTANT ITEM FOR YOUR BIG RACE!

Ok. Race day is here! You’ve been training and you’re ready to set a new PR. However, in your hurried excitement, you discover you forgot to pack the right shoes! Aaahh!

To prevent a race-day packing mishap, we’ve prepared a handy New York Race Day checklist. Set your mind at ease, knowing you’ll have all the essentials covered, and focus on enjoying the run.

Once you’re all packed, be sure to check out our music playlist for the Big Race, so you can have the right high-energy tunes to power through all 26.2 miles.

BECAUSE IT’S A TRIP

These are the most commonly forgotten items when preparing for an out-of-town trip:

  • Sunglasses
  • – Medications
  • – Money
  • – ID
  • – Anti-inflammatories
  • – All chargers and cords
  • – Power adapter (if traveling internationally)
  • Extra shoes/sandals

BECAUSE YOU’RE RUNNING A LONG DISTANCE

The obvious necessities are proper clothing and shoes. Running a marathon requires a bit more equipment preparation that a jog around the block. Here’s what you’ll need:

BECAUSE IT’S A RACE

Organization matters. Whether this is your 1st marathon or 50th, make sure you have these items to get properly checked-in and starting-line ready:

  • Running outfit
  • Race shoes (duh)
  • Gear bag
  • – Lock
  • – Any paperwork required for race check-in
  • – Plastic sandwich bags
  • – Race chip
  • – Race number
  • – Safety pins
  • DON’T wear brand-new socks, shoes, or shorts that you haven’t run in before
  • DON’T experiment with new foods, drinks, or supplements

BECAUSE IT’S NEW YORK

Weather can be fickle and you may be waiting for a while before you hear the starting pistol. To maximize your comfort both before and during the race, learn for our experience, and have these items handy:

  • – Sleeping bag or mat to lay on
  • Hat and gloves
  • – Extra shirt
  • – Jacket
  • – Toilet paper
  • – Trash bags
  • – Old blanket
  • – Throw-away gear that you can shed during the race and are okay with never seeing again

SHOP MARATHON ESSENTIALS


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