Packing List For Hood to Coast With NUUN
Okay, I can’t believe we’re only a MONTH away from the Hood to Coast relay with Nuun! It’s one of those things I forget about, then remember again only to become more and more excited. Oregon. Team Watermelon. So soon!
To keep me occupied until Hannah and I are finally on our West Coast-bound plane, I’m starting up this packing list (to build on this one, which also includes some tips) so I don’t forget anything. (I’m excluding the obvious things like toiletries, because, hey, we all know we need Body Glide!) I’ll keep adding to it as I think of things, and share your relay essentials, too!
1. iFitness belt (or something similar) - I carried my phone and emergency info in this just in case I got lost or had to stop. I also attached my bib to it so I didn’t have to pin/unpin it between legs.
2. Travel pillow - Sleep is key. This’ll help make that uncomfortable van a tad more cozy and make dozing off easier on the plane.
3. Car charger for your phone
4. Small towel and/or moist towelettes/baby wipes - Showers are rare, so a sweat rag is a must.
5. Flip flops - To wear between legs and in the shower if we get access to ‘em!
6. Cozy clothes - Bring a sweatshirt/long sleeve shirt and sweats to change into when you’re done running. Again anything to make that van more comfy is essential.
7. Headlamp/reflective vest
8. Three sets of running clothes - Unless you really want to pull on that stinky sports bra for round two. Pro tip from Lisa @runwiki: “Put each of running outfit in a gallon-sized zip lock with the leg number on the outside. Then after you run a leg, put the wet sweaty clothes back in so that they don’t get your dry, non-running clothes wet.”
9. Plastic grocery bags - To double as a laundry bag and keep dirty clothes separate from clean ones.
10. A layer for any weather - That means a water-resistant jacket, a slightly heavier top, maybe tights, etc. The weather can change drastically over the course of the race, so come prepared. Don’t get stuck running in freezing wind in just a singlet.
11. 2 pairs of running shoes - Just in case it rains! (Via Jess at Blonde Ponytail)
12. Compression socks
And as tough as this may be (girls, I know we like to pack like this), bring only the essentials in as small a bag as possible. You’re sharing a van with six other people (and their stuff, too), so you’ll want to pack as lightly as possible.
What else should I add to the list? Let me know in the comments section below!