Packing for Hood to Coast

It may be a little early to start packing for Hood to Coast (Michael mocked me last night) but I wanted to get my supplies organized early. I’m not sure if I have everything I need yet.


  • Compression Socks
  • Run clothes for each Leg
  • Visor/Hat
  • Sweater
  • Long Pants and long sleeved shirt
  • Extra Socks
  • Flip Flops
  • Sunglasses

I packed a zip-lock bag for each Leg of the race. I have a complete set of running gear in each bag. It will make it easier (I think) in the crowded van to figure out what to wear.

I’m bringing emergency foil blankets for my last Leg of the race. After I complete Leg #36, I might have to wait around awhile to meet up with my team before we cross the finish line.  I learned from my mistake at Reach the Beach–be prepared for COLD beach weather. Last time, my temperature dropped really low and I got hypothermia.


  • Bananas
  • Protein Bars
  • GU
  • Trail Mix
  • Bagels
  • Peanut Butter/Almond Butter
  • Gatorade
  • Water
  • Cream Cheese
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
  • String Cheese


  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tarp
  • Pillow
  • Headlamp and flashlight
  • Safety Flasher
  • Safety Vest
  • Phone and charger
  • Baby Wipes

  • Extra Batteries
  • Camera
  • Band-aids and Moleskin
  • Ice Packs
  • Garbage bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet Paper

  • Water bottles
  • Hydration Belt
  • Medications

Small bag of Advil, Tums, and allergy medication. Not sure what else I should bring. Also packed lots of reflective stuff!

It’s really hard to pack for an event I have no idea how to be prepared for!

In honor of Hood to Coast, I’m posting another Giveaway! Check back tomorrow (Wednesday) for the info!

QUESTION: If you’ve run a relay race, what am I forgetting to pack?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

7 thoughts on “Packing for Hood to Coast”

  1. I like to get a head start on packing too… I’m impressed! I love the idea of putting a whole running set of clothes in a large ziplock. The only thing I can think of is possibly an ace bandage in case you roll an ankle or something. Also, when I get cold during camping or anything like that, I love to have those hand warmers, so that could be something to think about. Good luck!!

  2. Wow, you are prepared….I think the emergency blanket is a great idea as well as Beth’s recommendation. You’ve thought about more situations thank I think I would have……best of luck!
    Do you have a head lamp for night running?

  3. I have no suggestions, but I’m so excited to hear/read about how it goes! I’m planning on running the Ragnar Northwest Passage next July. 🙂

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