The Spartan Race-Day Checklist: Are You Race Ready?

The Spartan Race-Day Checklist: Are You Race Ready?

"Success is where opportunity meets preparation.” — A Wise Spartan

As race day approaches, you might be getting a little nervous. Did you pack everything you need? Are you wearing the right clothes for the race? Check out this race-day checklist to make sure you are fully prepared.

The Official Spartan Race-Day Checklist

What to Wear:

  1. A quick-drying top — which is both lightweight and breathable — underwear, and shorts. Shop Here
  2. Thin, breathable socks. (No cotton.) Shop Here
  3. Light sneakers with good drainage and traction. The RD PRO is your best bet, hands down. Shop Here
  4. Sunscreen.

Want the perfect high-performance, water resistant, race-friendly sunscreen? Grab some Panama Jack here!

What to Bring:

  1. Your ID, money, and directions to and from the race venue.
  2. A bag for the rest of your gear. (Tip: Put an identifying mark on it to make it easy to find.)
  3. A complete extra outfit. (You’ll want to change after the race. Flip-flops are a popular choice.)
  4. A bath towel.
  5. A large plastic bag for dirty clothes.

Spartan Race Day Checklist

Miscellaneous Items (Just in Case):

  1. A first aid kit.
  2. For longer races, foot lubricant and an extra pair of socks.
  3. Snacks.
  4. Extra money for food and Spartan apparel. 

More Veteran Tips:

  1. Bring on-person hydration, such as a hydration pack, for Super- and Beast-distance races. Stash gels, food bars, or your fuel of choice in the hydration pack.
  2. Ensure that your gas tank is filled up, and have a cooler loaded with your favorite healthy recovery snacks and drinks to snack on as you drive home.
  3. Leave the sunglasses and hat in your bag. (They might not make it to the finish line.)

More Resources:

We have tons of resources to make preparing for your race incredibly simple.

  • Not yet race ready, or looking to take on a new distance? Download the Spartan Fit app and start training today.
  • Want to sign your kids up? Click here to learn everything you need to know.
  • Visit our Unbreakable content hub for training, nutrition, and mental tips to help you live like a Spartan 365 days of the year!

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