For those who have never traveled to a race or those who are kind of like me and can never locate last years packing list (OK I am really not that way as I keep all my travel gear in a bag) This is a stab at a packing list and of things that you may want to consider. Note that not everything will be needed by all. running shoes, extra shoe laces (just in case)* Running clothing: socks, shorts, underwear, shirt * throw down clothing An old long sleeved race shirt and a set of old sweats top and bottoms is good. Note cut the long seam of the bottoms about 6-10 inched so that they can pull pulled off with shoes on. Also, not that all discarded clothing is picked up, laundered and given to the local homeless charities. hat / visor / dew rag gloves (throw-away) wristband or sweat rag wristwatch or Garmin + Charger old tube socks that you can wear as throw-away sleeves garbage bag to wear at starting line fanny pack and/or bottle belt, water bottle sunglasses bodyglide bandaids/nip guards lipbalm sunblock Wet Ones for ports place use) money gels, candies camera cell phone MP3 player + Charger Tylenol salt packets/pills Immodium AD small packet/tube of BioFreeze inhaler (for asthmatics) knee brace * the first two line items should go in your carry on bag. POST RACE Check dry and warm clothing (shirt, socks and shoes) Post race recovery drink Pre-travel Trim nails to assure sharp edges have time to be found. Take a quick review of TSA requirements if you do not fly often. Remember the 3-1-1 rule for liquids. Gels are not a liquid and do not need to be pulled out, though I have been questioned once or twice. Pack gels in their own separate baggie as the 8000 feet elevation in the plane can cause the packs to seep. Once past security, purchase a water and sip it while on the plane. Planes can be very dehydrating Once you arrive Expo busses run from each Disney resort including the Swan and Dolphin. You can drive if you want expect to park in overflow parking if you do drive. Have your ID and WAIVER (signed) in hand as you approach the expo Bib (number pickup) is in the HP Pavilion, to the left after the ball field. Shirts and other expo stuff in the Jostens Building off to the right. After getting your swag back to the room Lay out your race gear. I lay mine out just like it would be on me. Shoes then socks, shorts, shirt and hat. I place my bib on the shirt and take the 4 pins on place them in the holes of the bib. (better to do this now than to find you have no pins on race morning). I then stack my stuff back in the bag or in the corner in the reverse order of dress. So bib on the bottom, shoes (with socks in shoes), shirt and pants. That way you can dress out in low light if one of your party is not going to the race with you. Between the expo and race Acclimate to the area. If you are coming from winter to the balmy FL peninsula, you will need to adjust to the humidity. Keep hydrating to the point where urine is nearly clear. Two nights pre-race get a great nights sleep. You will not sleep well the night before the race. It is a combnation of nerves and the fact one is getting up at 2 AM. You will invariably have neighbors who will see the fireworks and let the resort know how good they were as they get home. You may hear the fireworks from your room. If on the bay side of CR or BLT, you will have the 10PM water parade. I am sure there are several things I have missed, but wanted to start this list.