Pre-Race Check List

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Race Preparation Check List


Event Packing List

  • Bin or bag to carry everything

  • Clothing:

    • Either a tri short/top combo or a swim suit/t-shirt option

  • Swim:

    • Cap (bring own just in case one not provided)

    • Goggles

    • Optional: wetsuit

  • Bike:

    • Your bike(!)

    • CSA-approved helmet

    • Water bottle

    • Optional but highly recommended: sunglasses, pump, tool kit

  • Run:

    • Shoes

    • Socks

    • Hat

    • Optional: water belt

  • Sun screen

  • Optional:

    • Towel

    • Race nutrition (sports drink, gels etc)

    • Race belt for your bib number.

    • Body Glide (helps get wetsuit on/off)

    • Baby powder (helps in footwear)


Days Before Event

  • Study the race details online days before event

    • Event location and parking

    • Tzone and kit pickup location

    • Course: Maps, loops, entries, exits, aid stations

    • Where to fill water bottles

    • Portapotties

    • Timings: Tzone opening, race start, orientations

    • Info on race orientation talk


Race Day

  • Arrive 1.5 to 2hrs before event

    • Make a day of it!

    • If it's a sunny day, put on sunscreen early (ie upon arrival at the site).

  • Race kit pick up

    • If possible, pick this up the day before the event

    • Your kit will likely include:

      • Race Number: Put it on either…

        • Race belt: back on bike, front on run

        • T-shirt: front of bike/run shirt

      • Shirt, swag

      • Possibly a swim cap for use in the event

    • Timing chip: Take your bib number to timer’s tent to get your timing chip.

    • Body marking: Go to the body marking table and follow directions there.

  • Check Your Bike

    • Take your bike for a very short ride (not in Tzone) to make sure everything is working.

    • If there’s a problem you can’t solve, find bike tech support location.

    • Leave the bike in an easy gear.

  • Take bike and equipment to Tzone

    • Find your rack (ask the volunteers for directions)

    • Hang you bike on the rack either by the handle bars or seat

    • Set up your equipment on the ground to one side of bike

    • Try to use no more than 2 feet of width

    • Set up in order of use: clothing, race belt, bike shoes, helmet, running shoes, hat, water belt, bag, towel

    • Check all adjustments (buckles, laces etc)

    • Advanced: cycling shoes in pedals, baby powder in shoes

  • Walk through the transition pathways to/from your rack spot

  • Head down to the beach for a warm up and your race start.