Run Galway Bay Race-Weekend Checklist

Check out our ultimate Run Galway Bay race-weekend checklist to help you avoid any last-minute disasters and get prepared and focused for the starting line this Saturday, October 5th.

And let’s face it everyone knows a runner that has forgotten something and to only discovered the morning of the race in their hotel room far away from home is not ideal. Don’t be that person that forgets their lucky shorts or even worse. Runners.

Have a read of the checklist below, create your own list relevant to you and dodge the pitfalls by planning ahead.


  • Race confirmation
  • Directions to race and number pick-up
  • ID
  • Vaseline or other anti-chafing lubricants
  • Suncream and Lip balm with SPF
  • Hat
  • Safety pins
  • Water bottle
  • Course Map
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Phone
  • Headphones/earphones
  • Toilet paper or tissues
  • Band-Aids
  • Gloves/arm warmers


  • SmartWatch or GPS
  • Sunglasses
  • Gels or sports drink if you’ve been training with them
  • Runners/ socks
  • Short/ long-sleeved shirt for race, weather permitting
  • Sports bra
  • Shorts/tights for the race, as weather dictates
  • Throwaway shirt and/or pants
  • Fanny pack if required and use to running with one


  • Extra socks
  • Extra shirt and shorts/pants
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Snacks
  • Towel
  • Bag for dirty clothes
  • Pain killers!

Prepare for any weather, regardless of what the forecasters predict (Hurricane Lorenzo). You’ve worked too long and hard for this race to let something minor distract you from your end goal.

Run Galway Bay to Storm Ahead this Saturday!

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