Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Packing List with a Disney Twist!

(My WDW Marathon Weekend Packing List)

It’s time!  We are finally ready to start packing for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  For this weekend, there are a ton of races to go to, and one of us is “Dopey” enough to run all of them.  That being said, special attention needs to be paid to packing and being sure not to forget anything.

My #1 rule of packing: race day essentials ALWAYS go in the carry-on.  I never chance that lost luggage will result in a bad race day.  So here it goes—everything I can think of to pack for a successful race weekend!

We’ll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly (running clothes & costumes)
                Costumes & parts (I get pretty crazy here with each one packed in large ziplocks)
                Running underwear/bra (4 sets)
                Running socks (4)
                Running pants/shorts (4)
                Running shirts (4)
                Compression calf sleeves for recovery (or other items for recovery)
                Throw away clothes for the start (I also pack old Mylar blankets from past races)

…I can go the distance (shoes)
                Running shoes (2 pairs for Dopey)
                Flip flops
                Supportive “park” shoes that are different than running shoes (I’ll be wearing my New Balance Minnie sneakers)

Try the gray stuff, it’s delicious! (food)
            Breakfast for race morning (bagels, peanut butter, jelly)
Empty water bottle
Powerade Drops
Gels (or other race nutrition)
Clif bars (I get the minis) and other small park snacks

Gadgets and gizmos aplenty… (electronics)
                I-pod w/ extra headphones
                Garmin watch/digital watch
                Galloway Timer
                Cell Phone
                Tablet/computer (because I HAVE to keep everyone up-to-date on social media)
                …and of course all of the corresponding chargers!
With a dreamy far off look, and her nose stuck in a book (paperwork)
                Waivers/forms to pick up waivers
                Magical Express tickets
                Lasting Commemoratives Coupon (I love getting those free print cards—they go great with my medal display)
                Confirmations for flights/ticketed events/etc (I store most of this stuff on my phone)
                Expo shopping list (I try to plan ahead to limit my spending)

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down (stuff to keep you healthy)
                Bandaids & Neosporin
                KT Tape
                The Stick & a golf ball
                Vitamins/Medicine (and pack this in your carry-on)
                Body Glide
                Wipes & hand sanitizer

Look for the bare necessities (all that regular vacation stuff)
                Bathing Suit
                Clothes for the parks (remember to check the weather before you go and pack for varied conditions--I also plan to wear the shirts I get for the races, so I pack less)
                Backpack for the parks

I know I must have forgotten something...  What does your list look like?


  1. This is the best list! And I love the section headings! Will definitely be using it as I continue to pack for WDW! :-)

  2. My list is for sure not that long! But deodorant, nail clippers, waterproof makeup... and some "recovery champagne" for the end. :-)