Last TIR related post for awhile. This is for posterity IF I ever need it again, which I surely will. Tuesday after TIR I found myself making a list of all the things we packed and what we should have packed. This is the list I will use next time compiled from the TIR recommendations and our own experience.
At least 2 flashlights or headlamps.
At least 2 reflective vests or belts.
LED blinking lights
Vehicles (not to exceed 22 feet in length)
IDs for team members.
Stop watches, clipboard, pens
Markers for decorating van
First Aid Kit (per van) includes:
sunscreen, bug spray, after bite, ibuprofen/advil, tylenol, various bandaids, neosporin, Tums, ziploc bags for ice packs,
Baby wipes, spray bottles, or some other creative washing method
team toilet paper
Picnic blanket, tarp, and maybe even club tent for finish line area.
Information Binder (per van)
Maps (course maps, Houston, and Texas road maps)
Leg assignment sheet (with approximate start/finish times, relay exchange points)
Team member phone numbers of both vans
Emergency contact list for all team members
Extras of the required items an individual may want to bring
reflective vest, blinkies, flashlight, headlamp, etc.
Phone & car charger
Watch or GPS watch (and charger if necessary)
Cap or visor
An extra pair of running shoes
3-4 sets of running clothes (1/leg + 1): socks/shorts/bra/shirt/hat
Plastic bags for damp clothing
Water bottle (2)
Cell phone carrier/waist pouch?
Sleeping clothes & dry clothes for between runs
Sandals or flip flops for between runs
Sleeping bag/blanket, pillow
Towels (2 to dry off & sit on after running, 1 after showering)
Misc Toiletries: tooth brush, tooth paste, deodarant, BODY GLIDE, soap, shampoo
Money for meals, etc.
Frogg Togg (ice wrap for neck)
ipod/head phones (not for running)
Anything special that you HAVE to have on trips or runs. Epi pen? Meds? Inhaler?
Food list for the team
Ice (2-3 bags per van to start)
cooler of ice/van
cooler for food/van
Bins/boxes for food (to keep from sliding around and for easy access)
Big plastic cups for ice/water dumping on runners
1-2 gallons of water per person
turkey lunch meat
pickles (for salt!)
fruit: clementine oranges, pears, apples, bananas
Energy bars/granola bars
Pasta salad (bowls/forks)