Triathlon Race-Day Checklist: What You Need to Pack for Success

Triathlon Race-Day Checklist: What You Need to Pack for Success


Triathlon race day is an exciting and nervous time for athletes. As the season approaches, such as Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, IRONMAN 70.3 and so on, there are so many elements to consider, from gear to fuel to pacing. One way to help ease the stress is to prepare well in advance, creating a detailed checklist of everything you need and ensuring you have it all ready for race day. This blog post will provide you with a comprehensive triathlon race-day checklist to ensure you have everything you need on the day of your race.


Swim Gear:

-A wetsuit provides insulation and buoyancy, which makes it easier to swim. If the water temperature is below 78 degrees Fahrenheit, a wetsuit is mandatory. Sumarpo wetsuits are professional-grade wetsuits that are certified by FINA, which ensures that they meet the highest quality standards.

- Goggles: Goggles protect your eyes from chlorine and make it easier to see underwater. Bring an extra pair of goggles in case the first pair breaks or gets lost.

-Swim cap: A swim cap keeps your hair out of your face and makes you more visible to lifeguards. It is also mandatory to wear a swim cap during the swim leg.

-Body Glide or vaseline

Bike Gear:


-Helmet: A helmet is mandatory during the bike leg of a triathlon. Make sure your helmet fits well and is properly adjusted.


-Cycling shoes: Cycling shoes have cleats that attach to the pedals, which allows you to pedal more efficiently. If you don't have cycling shoes, make sure you have shoes with a hard sole that can grip the pedals.

-Spare tubes, pump or CO2 cartridges, and tire levers

-Water bottles with hydration or electrolyte mix

-Towel for transition area

Run Gear:

-Running shoes

-Hat or visor

-Body Glide or vaseline

-Watch for tracking time and pace

-Nutrition, such as gels or bars

Pre-Race Checklist:

-Check weather forecast to plan clothing and gear

-Prepare nutrition and hydration plan for race day

-Create a timeline for the day and ensure you have enough time to get everything done

-Review race course and make sure you know where you’re going

-Pack all gear and double-check the checklist for everything



Preparing for a triathlon race takes dedication and attention to detail. Ensuring you have everything you need and creating a detailed plan will help you feel calmer and more confident on race day. Sumarpo Wetsuits can provide professional triathlon gear. Sumarpo has years of experience making high-quality triathlon wetsuits that comply with FINA regulations and are highly durable, comfortable, and flexible.

In conclusion, planning for a triathlon race day can be overwhelming. But by following a comprehensive, detailed checklist, you can make sure you have everything you need to have a successful race. And for those who want to invest in professional, dependable triathlon gear, Sumarpo wetsuits which are FINA-certified and designed to help athletes perform their best, are the best choice. Good luck!