Race Day Kit Checklist for Juniors

This is a guide to the items you need to remember for your race.  We suggest you pack your kit bag the night before, having checked everything during the few days before your race.  You don’t want to find you have a puncture and no spare inner tube the night before your race!  Where possible, label your kit so it can be returned to its rightful owner.



  • Swimming costume or trisuit
  • Swim hat (these are compulsory for some races – check your race instructions)
  • Swimming goggles

Bike and Run:

  • Serviced mountain or road bike (well looked after bikes go faster!)
  • Cycle Helmet (you MUST remember this as you will not be allowed to race without one!)
  • Cycling shoes (generally used by older competitors) and elastic bands to hold in place on bike
  • Running shoes with elastic laces fitted (make sure they are not too tight)
  • T-shirt (you cannot race with a bare chest)
  • Number belt or safety pins if you don’t own one
  • Drinks bottle on bike (suggested for older riders – optional)



  • Bright towel (to lay your kit on and stand on)
  • Talcum powder for inside your shoes/vaseline for the heels of your shoes (optional)
  • Drinks bottle (optional)
  • Sunglasses (for those bright sunny days – optional)



  • Club T-shirt (to be worn when not racing)
  • Your British Triathlon race licence (if you have one)
  • Drink – at least two bottles – preferably water
  • Snack for before (at least 1.5-2 hours) and after race
  • Race instructions – so you know where you are going!
  • Warm clothes/waterproofs for before and after race
  • Spare pair of shoes (your race shoes will be in transition)
  • Towel to dry off after the race
  • Sun cream / sun hat
  • Spare safety pins
  • Spare toilet paper
  • Bike tools, inner tube, bike pump (for last minute emergency fixes)
  • Hole punch (optional – some race numbers don’t have holes pre-punched)
  • Marker pen (optional – you may wish to write your lap numbers on your hand)
  • Spare glasses (if you wear them)
  • Spare swimming goggles (optional)
  • Spare swimming cap (optional)


Don’t forget any inhalers or other emergency medication you may need!