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FIVE Must Pack Items in Your Carry-on bag for a runDisney Weekend

FIVE Must Pack Items in Your Carry-on bag for a runDisney Weekend
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It’s almost here! You are about to run through the Happiest Place on Earth. But what if your luggage gets lost? What items are must-haves in your carry-on bag?

You have done the training, or most of the training. Regardless, it’s time to pack for your runDisney weekend. One thought keeps running through your mind, “what if my luggage gets lost along the way?” Here are five must-pack items to put in your carry-on.


The event waiver can be accessed from the runDisney website, prior to race weekend. You can print this at the expo, but it is much easier and quicker to have this in hand prior to arriving.


You need a photo ID to board your flight, but you also need it to pick up your bib. RunDisney no longer lets you pick up race bibs for family and friends, so you must have proof that you are you.


Most runners do not wear their running shoes for anything but running. If this is you, be sure to place these shoes in your carry-on. Arriving at your race in anything but your beloved running shoes is less than ideal. Along with my running shoes, I also place an extra pair of socks in my bag.


No runDisney event is complete without a costume. Some people go all out and some go with a themed shirt. Whatever you chose to wear on race day it is important to pack this in your carry-on bag. This includes all undergarments as well. If you are going to wear a costume on race day, be sure to have a trial run. Nobody wants to be tugging on or chafing from a costume for 3.1 miles or 26.2!



If you have trained with certain gear, you should race with this gear as well. This can include things such as a fuel belt, fuel, or headphones. Disney does not encourage the use of headphones on the course. Keep in mind that you will still have to follow TSA guidelines when putting items in your bag. Disney does hand out some fuel on the half-marathon and marathon course, but it is smart to use what you have trained with.

What will you pack in our carry-on bag for a runDisney weekend? Did you find this list helpful?

-Heather Alosa

Source: Copyright RunDisney


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