Ultimate Triathlon Pre-Race Checklist

Everything from Logistics to Packing Race Bags & Handling Race Morning!

Triathlon MistakeEver Get That Sinking Feeling You Forgot… Something?

Well, you aren’t alone. Okay, if you are that guy on the left, you probably ARE alone. At least we know he remembered his Heart Rate Monitor.

Seriously though, any veteran triathlete will tell you that the race itself is the easiest part of Race Week. From registration to final training sessions, from equipment checks to race bags, from the transition to special needs, there is no shortage of things to think about. And a very finite amount of time to think about it.

So you do what comes naturally to a Type A, totally stressed out triathlete — you multitask to get stuff done. Unfortunately, you missed the memo that our productivity goes down by as much as 40% when we multitask. That’s right, even everyday smart people start to really dumb-it-up on race week.

This is why you hear stories about triathletes who:

  • Drove into a garage / overhang with a bike on top of the car;
  • Forgot to pack spare tubes with the right length stem;
  • Brought the wrong bike shoes to the race;
  • Left their wetsuit in their hotel…

I could go on, but it’s not helping you. You’re freaking out, trying to cover too many bases and manage things like eating, sleeping and not entirely neglecting your family. Enter the…

Endurance Nation Ultimate Pre-Race Checklist

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Built over the last decade from the racing experience of our coaches and members, the Ultimate Pre-Race Checklist literally walks you through the last two days before your next Ironman® or triathlon.

More than nine pages of checklists are here for you to use — or customize!

Simply print out the document and walk through the checklists. You can even tape some of the pages to your Transition or Dry Clothes bag so you are totally in control.

Following these checklists will not only relieve you of a ton of unnecessary stress, it will also help to save valuable time. There’s nothing worse than finding out at the last minute that you don’t have a backup pair of goggles, or that you forgot your Body Glide, salt pills, etc.

You’ll even get insights on special guidance, such as:

  • What to do when dropping off your transition bags / setting up your bike;
  • How to use your Dry Clothes / Morning Clothes bag to pack up the swim equipment you’ll put on just before the race;
  • Exactly what do to at 5am on Race Morning, in the dark, when you hit transition to make your final preparations.

We cover every step you’ll take over the final 48 hours to the Race!

The best part? You can use this checklist instantly — simply enter your email address below to get a download link, and we’ll send you a copy of the Endurance Nation Ultimate Pre-Race Checklist.


Endurance Nation is the largest and fastest online triathlon team in the world. More than 750 athletes from around the globe train and race together using our proven 50+ training plans and supporting resources to be their personal best. Creators of the Four Keys of Triathlon Race Execution and home of the FirstTimeFinish™ Guarantee, Endurance Nation has helped thousands of triathletes achieve their fitness and race day goals.

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