We know the week before, day before and morning off race week can be full of nerves and jitters – here are some tips to make sure you’re on top of your preparation, so you can be stress-free to the start line.


  • Rest up, reduce your training load (refer to our training programs) and get some extra sleep.
  • Keep an eye out for your Participant Instructions being sent straight to your inbox, this will have all the important information you need for race day.
  • Once you have your Participant Instructions check out where bag drop is located, where to find toilets and where to meet your loved ones after your run.


  • Get outside and get your legs ticking over for a light jog/walk – this helps prepare your body for what’s to come.
  • Our golden rule – never try anything new on race day – this means nutrition, footwear, and clothing!
  • Lay out all of your clothing ready to go – including your race bib and watch.
  • Have you breakfast ready to go.
  • Double check your journey to the event – we recommend public transport. Make sure allow plenty of time to get there so you have time to drop your bag and go to the bathroom.
  • Set your alarm and put your phone on charge!


  • Go to the toilet before you leave the house.
  • Allow extra time to arrive at the start line – so you’re not rushing to your wave start zone.
  • Put on your race bib and get ready to HAVE FUN!

Your Race Day Checklist:

  • Screenshot or print out the checklist below and tick it off as you get organised for race day.
  • Double check your route to the Event Village and download your Participant Instructions.
  • Race bib (don’t forget pins!) and a waterproof and reusable bag for bag drop.
  • Band-aids (for blisters) + Body Glide (for chafe).
  • Runners and socks.
  • Watch and headphones.
  • Throwaway jacket or jumper (all clothing left at the start line gets donated to charity).
  • Run belt, ID, cash & bank card for race day purchases.
  • Nutrition– gels, chews or tablets.
  • Spare hair ties (for the ladies and the man buns).
  • Water bottle/Sports drink.
  • Official event merchandise.
  • Post-race snack/brekky on the go.

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