Looking for a Race Day CheckList ???


Triathlon is all about planning and implementing it in a right way. On the similar lines, when we go into the race, just before leaving our home there are few things needs to be finished. And that is what this article is for.


Triathlon being fairly new to Indians ( some still don’t even know what the sport is), lots of things needs to be understood. Of which one is race day checklist. Just before leaving your home, you have to ensure that you have carried all the stuff required for your race so that there won’t be any last minute hiccups out there on the race venue on the race day.


So here is a quick and extensive check list that I have prepared considering beginner to advanced level athletes for both national and international races in terms of Triathlon or Duathlon. You can modify this by removing whatever you don’t have or don’t plan to use in race. However you can do this only for optional items which will be marked so.


Please note that this does not cover any stay or practice at race venue for 1-2 weeks prior. For that you can add things as per your needs.



Swim -

  1. Swim Cap (Just for practice purpose before event day, Use event cap to avoid disqualification😀)

  2. Swim Goggles

  3. Triathlon Suit or Triathlon Short

  4. Wet suit (For cold water temperatures, Check if it is allowed for event)

  5. Timing chip provided by race officials


Cycle -

  1. Triathlon Jersey

  2. Helmet

  3. Goggles

  4. Cycling shoes

  5. Socks

  6. Bicycle

  7. Bike Computer or GPS watch

  8. Cadence - Speed Sensors

  9. Heart rate chest strap

  10. Cycling Power meter

  11. Sippers or hydration system

  12. Allen key set

  13. Air Pump

  14. Mini Air Pump

  15. CO2 Cartridges

  16. Spare tubes 2

  17. Tyre leaves

  18. Chamois Cream or Petroleum Jelly or Oil

  19. Saddle bag

  20. Nutrition Pouch

  21. Race Bib


Run -

  1. GPS watch

  2. Heart rate chest strap

  3. Running Power meter

  4. Running Shoes

  5. Socks

  6. Goggles

  7. Cap or Visor

  8. Race Bib


Nutrition -

  1. Sports drink or gels

  2. Water

  3. Any other requirements as per your personal needs



Post race -

  1. Towel

  2. Post race protein fuel (Carbs can anyways be covered from race offerings)

  3. Pair of cloths to change

  4. Floaters or Sandals


Travel -

  1. Personal nutritional needs depending on travel distance

  2. Lots of water

  3. Passport

  4. Visa

  5. Race registration confirmation email

  6. Government ID card

  7. Travel Tickets


And that’s all for this article.


Let me know if this was helpful to you by commenting on the post. In case I have missed anything here, drop a comment on this post so that i can cover it in.


Thanks for taking out a moment from your precious schedule and reading through the article.