Triathlon Race Day Equipment Checklist

It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned triathlete or if it’s your first race morning, everyone gets nervous and everyone can forget things. Our staff knows this from first hand experience. That’s why we now use this below basic checklist of items to bring on the day of every triathlon.

You can also download this printer-friendly version of the Triathlon Race Day Equipment Checklist to use as an easy check off list.


  • Photo ID
  • Cash
  • Registration confirmation
  • USAT Membership card (if applicable)
  • Race Uniform (Tri Top/Bottom)
  • Timing Chip (if provided)
  • Nutrition
  • Hydration/Powders
  • Gels/Bars/Pills/Solids
  • Sunscreen (Bike/Run)
  • Water Bottle (s) Pre-filled
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm-up (pre race)
  • Post race
  • Directions to Race/ Course Map
  • Advil/Tylenol
  • Electrical Tape


  • Wetsuit (if necessary)
  • Anti-Chafing Product (apply before swim)
  • Swim Cap (usually provided)
  • Goggles
  • Anti-Fog Solution


  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Bike Shoes
  • GPS/Bike Computer
  • Sunglasses
  • Socks (or Blister Powder in Shoes)
  • Bike Gloves (if needed)
  • Arm/Leg Warmers (if needed)
  • Bike Pump (for pre-race pump up)
  • CO2 Cartridges or Pump
  • Spare Tubes
  • Tools/Tire Levers
  • Saddle Bag


  • Running Shoes w/Speed Laces
  • Socks (or Blister Powder)
  • Hat or Visor
  • Watch/GPS/Heart rate
  • Race Belt w/Number
  • Hydration- (Bottle/Belt)


  • Towel/ Mat
  • Transition Bag

Our staff is always available to help with triathlon preparation as well. Feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-877-428-9447.

~The GH Sports Team

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