Packing List for the OCD Runner in You

Packing for Marathon

Admittedly a slightly bizarre staging of my luggage for Little Rock – don’t worry, those granola bars are definitely going in my small hand-carry.

 

As you know, I’m more gear-focused than actual-running-focused, and I basically started this blog just so I could post packing lists.  That’s why I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to post a “Running Travel Packing List” for out-of-town races.  This list includes everything you want and a lot of things you might not need, but it’s meant as a packing checklist that will hopefully alleviate some of the stress that is inevitably attached to any big out-of-town event.

 

It’s in PDF format for easy printing, and there’s a section at the bottom to check before you head out the door for the race (I’ve had to go back up to my hotel room a couple times because I forgot my sunglasses in the pre-dawn darkness).  Yes, it looks like a lot, and it’s maybe a little overwhelming (and includes items that many of you don’t need or use), but I assure you that even if you packed everything it could still fit in a rollerboard that you don’t have to check.

 

Do you think I forgot anything on my list?  Will I see you in Little Rock?  Will I ever get home what with the NYC forecast calling for a foot and a half of snow on Monday?  Share in the comments!

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