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runDisney Packing List | Must Haves for a Race Weekend

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A month to go until my runDisney Princess 10k. I have my off property room booked at Baymont Inn and Suites. My training on the Jeff Galloway program has been going well. In my spare time, I am watching YouTube videos of runDisney races to help inspire me. I have a general Walt Disney World trip packing list, but as I get into training for this event I am finding I am needing some race specific items. This is my runDisney packing list.

runDisney Packing List

runDisney Packing List

Good Running Shoes– I went to a running store and got fitted. The shoes that fit me best were Hoka One One shoes. I am only doing one race, if you are doing more than one race bring a pair for each race you are doing. Bring another pair for just walking around the parks.

OOFOS Race Recovery Shoes – The second item on my runDisney packing list is going to make it possible for me to enjoy the parks after the race. OOFOS help speed up your recovery time. Please see my full review of these amazing shoes HERE. This is my second pair, they are well worth the cost!

Body Glide Stick – This will help prevent chafing and blisters.

Running Outfit – I will be doing a reveal later on with who I am bounding as. I am super excited but still have details to work out on my outfit. (Related Post: How to Find Budget-Friendly Plus Size Activewear)

Morning Breakfast – If you normally consume a light breakfast before a race, you will need to bring it yourself. The food courts at Disney and most off property continental breakfast meals will not be open before you need to go to your race. I am just eating a banana.

Coconut Water/Powerade/Water – I am in love with pure coconut water after a training or a long day at Disney. Did you know that coconut water has more potassium than a banana?  Since I don’t like the taste all that much, I mix it with a little bit of Powerade. 

Foot Spa & other foot products – Since I am driving I am bringing my foot spa. My feet are going to get a little lovin’ after my 10k. I almost have my loving hubby talked into giving me a foot massage too! (Related Post: 25 DIY Spa Treatments)

Signed Race Waiver – Bringing it signed will save time at the Expo.

Pain Relievers– Whether is is ibuprofen, BioFreeze, ice packs, ice wraps, or Tylenol you will want something for sore muscles and/or injuries. Disney does provide basic first aid items in the tents along the course and at the end but I want some on hand at the hotel especially for delayed onset muscle aches.

Trash Bags – To sit on before the race, or to wear if it becomes rainy or cold. Easily toss the bag in the bins along the side of the race route.

Sweatshirt/Jacket– The race may start off chilly, especially if you are doing the Princess weekend like me or Marathon Weekend in January. Make sure to buy this at a thrift store so it can be toss in the boxes along the race route. Disney donates them after the race, so it is for a good cause. If you are a plus-sized princess like me, check out my Tips for Thrift Shopping for Plus Size Girls.

Let’s chat? What are your must-haves for a race weekend? This is my first #runDisney race, so if there is anything I am missing, let me know and I will add it to this runDisney Packing List.

Want to know what more seasoned runners are packing? I have asked my Disney Blogging friends to share their list in the linky below. Enjoy!

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