Bag Bonus- The duffel has a hidden laundry bag to stash sweaty clothes!
Under Armour Perfect Flow Duffel, $135, underarmour.com
The single most important thing (maybe after your shoes) to wear on race day.
Bodyglide Anti Chafe, $10 (for 1.3 oz.), rei.com
Use it before the race or take this handheld with you!
Nathan Quick Draw Plus Insulated, $30, nathansports.com
Be the girl who lends, not borrows!
Hairbees Hair Ties, $9 (for 10), goneforarun.com
Look fast and fly while protecting those eyes!
Oakley TwentySix.2, $140, oakley.com
Caffeine is a proven (and legal!) performance enhancer. Drop a tablet in water to give your pre-race bevy a little kick.
Nuun Cherry Limeade, $24 (for 4-pack), nuun.com
The perfect comfy shirt for post-race.
Oiselle Big O Hoodie, $88, oiselle.com
A little bolt of blueberry energy is great before and during the race.
ProBar Bolt, $3, theprobar.com
Tricked out watches are great for training, but on race day stick to a simple, no distractions device.
Timex Ironman Sleek 50-Lap, $70, timex.com
These snack bars make it easy to get that essential post-race protein fix.
Clif Builder’s Snack Size, $10 (for box of 10), clifbar.com
Keep this pretty little mantra close to your heart.
Erica Sara Every Mile Necklace, $68, ericasaradesigns.com
By the finish line, your well-fitting shoes can feel two sizes too small. Free your footsies post-race with extra-wide sandals!
Adidas Adilette Slides, $25, adidas.com
No one wants burnt legs. Load up on sunscreen before you run,
Coola Sport SPF 30, $32, coolasuncare.com
Not sure what gear, nutrition and clothes you need to pack on race day? First start with a great duffel. Then start adding from our pick of race-day essentials. We’ve got everything you need to survive a 5K/marathon/zombie apocalypse. Take a look through our Race-Day Survival Kit Gallery.