Packing for a Disney Race

This past weekend, I ran my first run Disney event and first marathon. Here is a list of things I brought with me. I know when I was preparing to run this race, I read a lot of blogs and asked lots of questions on social media. Hopefully this will be helpful. I also wrote another post of some tips and things I learned. You can click, HERE to read it. I would strongly encourage you to carry on your running shoes and anything that you don’t want to have to try and replace while you’re there in case the airline loses your luggage. I didn’t check anything in, but I was only there from Friday night to Monday morning.

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I’ll just keep this simple, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment. Some of these are no-brainers, but it was nice to have a list when I was packing.. This is what I packed:

  • Signed race waiver (if you forget you can print it off at expo)
  • CamelBak or running belt
  • Race fuel (candy corn)
  • Running shoes
  • Socks
  • Flip flops or shoes for post race recovery – I like Oofos
  • Throw away poncho (in case it rains on race morning)
  • Small blanket (in case it’s cold on race day) – I loved having it after I ran, I tend to get cold and this was nice to wear on my way back to the resort
  • Throw away clothes for pre race in case it’s cold or a blanket is fine
  • Biofreeze (I forgot mine, but luckily there was plenty on the course)
  • Chapstick
  • Face wipes (they were amazing to use after the race)
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses or hat
  • Epsom salts (perfect for a bath after the race)
  • Body Glide or Vaseline (I bought Body Glide at the expo and there are medical stops on the course that had Vaseline when I ran)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Sports bra
  • Running costume accessories
  • Running shorts & capris (be prepared for any kind of weather)
  • Pajamas
  • Swim suit (in case you want to swim at the resort)
  • Park shoes (I wore my Oofos again)
  • Safety pins (in case there aren’t any when you get your bib and shirt)
  • Toiletries
  • Tylenol before the race and during if needed
  • Ibuprofen after the race if needed

I hope this was helpful! Good luck! 😀

Bags at the airport ready for the race!

Bags at the airport ready for the race!


Posted on January 13, 2016, in Disney, Fitness and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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