Friday, May 8, 2009

Pack Your Bags-Marathon Checklist

Things to Pack

  1. Marathon registration paperwork (May need at Expo)
  2. ID
  3. Shirt
  4. Shorts
  5. Shoes
  6. Running Socks
  7. Watch (If desired)
  8. Gloves, hat, sweatshirts (If necessary)
  9. Sunglasses
  10. Ibuprofen
  11. Vaseline
  12. Band-Aids
  13. Sunscreen (Waterproof)
  14. iPod
  15. Extra Gu, Shock Block, Clif Bars, or water supply you want to carry during race
  16. Running Bib and safety pins (Get at the Expo)
  17. Any good luck item you want to run with!
  18. Posters (Make those kids yell their hearts out!!)
  19. Camera

Post Race Bag-Finish Line

  1. Warm clothing
  2. Towel, baby wipes, deodorant
  3. Water
  4. Ibuprofen
  5. Snack
  6. Sandals or other comfortable shoes
  7. MONEY (You might want to purchase Cleveland Marathon clothing etc.)
  8. Cell Phone
  9. Keys
  10. ID
  11. KLEENEX (Might be needed for those tears of JOY)

This is a working list.
If you think of additional items,
please post to the blog and share with us!


  1. Band-Aids and extra socks. At last year's Cleveland Half I ended the race with bloodied blisters and holes bored through my socks (bad shoes). Encourage the guys to Body Glide the nipples or you'll leave red bloody trails down your shirts--especially if you're wearing cotton. Take it from a marathon veteran. It gets ugly out there, but man is it fun.

  2. Actually, I'm establishing a new PR for this race. My PR is to get bloody nipples by mile 9. Oh, I hope I'm successful. :)

    Thank you for the information regarding the extra socks and Band-Aids. Great advice. Keep the advice coming...we need all the help we can get from a veteran marathoner!!!! Lord knows, we are flying by the seat of our pants. Can't wait until race day!