Last year I traveled to a half marathon every month! While destination races are a blast, it can be overwhelming to pack for a vacation and a race. Because you don’t have the creature comforts of home, it’s important to bring your essentials with you on the road.
I had to learn a lesson from many races I attended in which I forgot one or more essentials. Make sure that if you train with GU brand race nutrition, that you pack GU for your race. Don’t rely upon the expo to sell the products you need. Also make sure you pack all the essentials you will need for your run and don’t try anything new. From your headphones to Camelbak to Massage Stick…don’t get stuck without your essential race gear!
Check out my ultimate Runner Packing List to make sure you have everything you need for your race and vacation!