Pre-Marathon Packing List

It’s HERE! We have finally reached race weekend, and hit the road tomorrow for the Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon.  According to my timesheet at work, I requested the day off WAY back in October so I have been planning for this race for six months now.

To keep my thoughts organized, I have jotted down all the things I want to make sure I have in the car tomorrow as we head out.  We are looking at a six hour drive, and are all confirmed with our AirBnB so all I can do now is triple check my list, eat some spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, and try to get a good night’s sleep.

Here is my (hopefully complete) packing list:

Race Gear

  • Shoes (2 pair)
  • Socks (2 pair)
  • Sports bra
  • Shorts
  • Capris
  • Calf sleeves
  • Tank top (Team FrontRunner Singlet)
  • Short sleeve shirt (Cleveland Marathon shirt or CARA Summer 6 shirt)
  • Headband
  • iPod + Phone

Rain Gear

  • Rain jacket
  • Mizuno Hat (and/or OSU Hat)
  • Poncho
  • Waterproof pouch for phone


  • Fuel belt
  • GUs x 4 – Every 6 miles (Preferences – Mocha & Espresso for caffeine, vanilla for flavor)
  • Blocks – Every 30 minutes (spaced out w/GU)
  • KIND bar
  • Ginger candies
  • Water bottle
  • Nuun Tablets


  • Red gaiter
  • Chap Stick
  • Body Glide
  • REI pack for post-race


  • Foam roller
  • Foot stick
  • Flip flops
  • Yoga capris
  • Bra/Cami
  • T-Shirt
  • Jacket
  • Banana
  • Cereal bar

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