- Label all of your gear with an indelible marker. Write your name and phone number on the inside of your running and biking shoes, on the tag inside your wetsuit, inside your helmet, etc. If required by race organizers, put reflective tape on your running gear. Make a race-day checklist. Start with REI‘s triathlon checklist and customize it.
How do you write triathlon numbers?
The smallest number is the helmet number, the middle sized number is you run number, and the long piece is your number for your bike.
What do you use for triathlon body marking?
Body marking participants using products that are “body safe” is recognized as important to operating a safe event. As a result, USA Triathlon recommends the use of FDA compliant markers and tattoos instead of popular art or industrial markers for body marking.
Where do Ironman stickers go?
The larger sticker goes on the top tube of the bike. You shouldn’t need to cut it in half, but fold it over and adhese it to itself. The smaller one is probably the one that goes on the front of your helmet.
Do I need a triathlon race belt?
You don’t need a race number belt, but it is quicker. If you plan on putting on a shirt after the swim anyway, don’t worry about the belt, but yes you use the same bib throughout the bike and run.
What do you need for a triathlon?
The Must-Have Triathlon List:
- Wear your triathlon clothing and shoes. For many, we simply recommend wearing your tri shorts and your tri top or shirt to the race.
- Bike. This might seem obvious, but people have forgotten bikes before.
- Bike Carrier.
- Bike Shoes.
- Swim Goggles.
- Wetsuit, if needed.
- Bike helmet.
What do triathletes write on skin?
why sportsafe Unlike art or industrial markers which can contain toxic ingredients, Sportsafe markers are made using FDA compliant cosmetic ingredients and are waterproof. Applications include swim meets, triathlons, mud runs & obstacle races, roller derby, and much more.
What markers are safe for skin?
Sharpie Fine Point Markers are the safest pens to use on skin. Even with these pens, it’s a good idea to avoid writing on the lips or near the eyes. King Size Sharpie, Magnum Sharpie, and Touch-Up Sharpie contain xylene, which is neurotoxic and may damage other organs.
Where do you pin numbers on bike race?
If there is no explicit instruction on which side you need to place your race number on, we recommend positioning it in the area that will be farthest from the drag of the air passing by your body. This tends to be on the lower back area, and even as far down as on your rear-end.