4. Make A List, Check It Twice
You wouldn’t leave home without your favorite credit card, you shouldn’t leave home without your running shoes, shorts, singlet, socks, gels and hydration belt. Make a list of race-day essentials and keep these items on or close to you at all times. If traveling from out of town, pack the important stuff in your carry-on luggage. You’ll be fine if you lose your favorite slippers or misplace your shaving kit, but you’re nothing without your running shoes.