Disney World Race Weekends - 10 Things You Need To Know

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9. Pack Carefully

Packing for a race weekend is strategic.  Forgetting things like anti chafe balm, athletic tape, and hydration essentials could be a painful and inconvenient mistake. Depending on the time of year you are running, you may be chilly at the starting line and need a jacket to keep warm until sunrise. Snag a cheap coat or pullover at your local thrift shop to wear as long as you need it.  Toss it off the course when you get too warm and a cast member will gather it for donation to a homeless shelter in the area.  Racers in my family always pack a light jacket, energy gel cubes, pain relievers, Band-Aids and a fun run outfit.  Half marathons always leave me with blisters so I pack lose, comfortable and supportive shoes to wear in the parks after the race to avoid irritating my feet.

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