Trail-Running Checklist

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This article is part of our series: Intro to Trail Running

A woman running on a trail through a field of tall grass

Our checklist for trail running includes clothing, food, gear and accessories. You may not need every item on this list for every run, but we wanted to give you a comprehensive list so you won’t forget anything. 

If your run involves remote backcountry travel, review the Ten Essentials to make sure you have what you need. 


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Warm-Weather Clothing


Cool-Weather Clothing 

For cool weather, add these items to your warm-weather clothing:









The size of your first-aid kit depends on the duration and location of your run

  • Blister pads
  • Moleskin
  • Bandages
  • Pain-relief pills
  • Antibiotic ointment (small packet)
  • Anti-chafing cream





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