Wasatch Back – supply list


The Wasatch Back team relay is nearly here, I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Our team is making final preparations; if you plan to participate I have included a check list you might find helpful below.
This is such a unique race, I would encourage everyone to experience it sometime in their running career. Think of it as a 188-mile party with 12 best friends. Teams of 12 will rock out to live bands, enjoy the wacky participant costumes, and make life-long friends with teammates and competitors. Teams will party along the backside of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains from Logan (85 miles north of Salt Lake City) to Park City, Utah (15 miles east of Salt Lake City). Wish us luck, we are “Running our Butt’s off” – the butt’s are a dead give away. So, if you see us cheer extra loud. Go team!

Lora’s Wasatch Back Relay Equipment Check List

Items You Must Have

  • Copy of the “Race Bible” (one per vehicle)
  • Maps – directions
  • Cell phone – emergency contact list/med info
  • Hydration belt with extra bottles
  • Energy/recovery Drink
  • Blister/First Aid Kit – Tylenol, Ibuprofen
  • Bodyglide
  • Race number belt (I have these if you need one)
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Screen
  • Warm and cool clothes – prepare for all weather
  • Drinking water
  • Large cooler with ice/cups
  • Water mister/sprayer for cooling off (we used water guns last year)
  • Real food (fruit, nuts, grains, jerky, dry fruit)
  • Reflective Vest (6 per van)
  • Head lamps (2-3 per van) & flashlights with extra batteries
  • Other distinct flashing lights – otherwise everyone looks the same and it is hard to tell who is your runner.

Items You Will Want to Have

  • Extra pair of shoes, socks
  • Extra shorts, shirts (for hot and cold)
  • Electrolyte supplements
  • Running watch
  • Speed/Distance/HR Monitor (Garmin)
  • Music – iPod
  • Wash cloth & baby wipes (so handy)
  • Deodorant (please)
  • Toothbrush (a must for me)
  • Chap stick
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Blanket, pillow & sleeping bag
  • Extra cash
  • More food and water
  • Camera/video camera
  • Car decorations – noise makers and party stuff
  • A great attitude

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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson