Did someone say Racecation? One of the most fun parts of running races is having the opportunity to run them while on vacation and thus the “Racecation” was created. Races can be stressful without the added variable of travel. So, how does one plan and pack for an epic Racecation?
How to plan and pack for an epic Racecation
“Racecation…All I ever wanted…Racecation…Had to get away…” Hope the GoGo’s forgive me for that one.
In the “notes” section of my phone, I add all of the important logistics for the weekend. That way, I am not scrolling through my in box trying to find everything I need. It’s all in one place.
-Expo/packet pickup/Gear check location and times
-Start line location
I admit, I am a notorious over packer. What can I say, I like options. Whenever possible I prefer to do carry on for trips involving flying. No one wants to have their running shoes get lost!
I put all of my actual race gear into a ziploc together so I know exactly where it is and can easily access it.
-hydration belt/race belt
Race Day Flat Mama
I find it extremely helpful to lay out my whole race day outfit “Flat Me” style so I don’t forget anything. If there is any chance of rain, I throw in a light rain jacket. I have not decided yet what I am wearing this weekend. Still stalking the weather.
Post Race Gear
If I can fit it in my bag, it’s super helpful to have a travel sized foam roller along. Not all hotel gyms stock them and sometimes I like to stretch in my pj’s. That’s just how “I Roll”.
Post Race Fun
Celebrate your accomplishments with fun finish line photos. Go ahead, you earned it!
Meeting up with friends at Race Destinations has to be the best part of the day. In case you haven’t heard, a whole slew of us are meeting up in Chicago this weekend for the Rock N Roll Race Weekend events. Cannot wait to meet all these fabulous runners and bloggers in person. #EpicBloggerMeetUp #ChicagoRnR
What tips do you have to pack and plan for an epic Racecation weekend?