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Your Checklist to Marathon Running Gear

Your Checklist to Marathon Running Gear

September 20, 2017 / ASICS Australia

With your marathon approaching, you’ll have lots of preparation to do, and that includes the practicalities of what gear to bring to the race.

Here is a simple checklist to help you avoid any last-minute disasters and make sure you appear at the starting line confident and prepared.

The Essentials

  • Bib number
  • Timing chip
  • Race entry information (location, bib number pick-up, etc.)
  • Identification (passport or driving licence)
  • Money (bring bills not change)
  • Cellphone
  • Any prescription medication

Marathon Running Gear

  • Shoes (your best running shoes for long distances)
  • Socks
  • Shorts or running tights
  • Running top
  • Jacket
  • Safety pins (to pin on your bib)
  • Food for during the race

Extras (Depending On The Weather):

  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Before And After The Race

  • Rain coat, poncho or bin bag for staying dry before the start
  • Warm top and bottom for before and after the race
  • Drinks and food for after the race
  • Towel
  • Bag for all your gear
  • Music player and earphones

Personal Care

  • Vaseline and other anti-chafing products
  • Tissues
  • Band-Aids
  • Massage oil
  • Pain relievers

Keep the checklist with you – download the race day checklist (PDF) and check out our collection of running gear to complete your list!