Being organized is important in many areas of life, especially when it comes to competing in the sport of triathlon. There are so many moving parts on race day with regard to equipment needs, nutrition and pacing strategies that even a small misstep can mean the difference between a successful outcome and a disappointing race-day experience.
Every triathlete should develop a race-day checklist. This list should include everything necessary to have a positive event, from the time you wake up to when the race is over. Always be prepared for the worse too, especially when it comes to potential bike-related mechanical issues and weather.
Below is a summary checklist of items you may wish to consider packing for race day, as well as additional tips to remember leading up to the race and on the day of the event. Add whatever works for you as needed.