Okay, so it’s no secret that packing for the Goofy Challenge has been stressing me out a little bit.  For the past couple of days I’ve been working on my packing list, looking it over and checking it twice.  I found a few good examples of Goofy packing lists on other blogs and after conferring with friends I think I have my final list.  I tried to think about things in terms of specific events and categories to try and make sure I didn’t forget anything.

So what exactly does one take when heading to WDW for the Goofy Challenge?  Well here’s what I’m planning to bring…

Nikki’s Goofy Challenge Packing List

General Race/Run Gear:
  • Running shoes, x2
  • Water belt, extra pouch, 4 bottles
  • Garmin and charger
  • iPod and charger
  • Pace band
  • Extra safety pins
  • Chapstick
  • Sportslick
5k Outfit:
  • Minnie Mouse tutu
  • Black tank top
  • Black capris/shorts
  • Minnie ears and gloves
  • Socks
  • Shoe bows
  • Red sparkle headband
  • Sports bra
Half Marathon Outfit:
  • Lulu skirt/shorts
  • Sparkle/Minnie skirt?
  • Tank top
  • Socks
  • Sparkle headband
  • Running gloves
  • Sports bra

Full Marathon Outfit:

  • Lulu capris
  • Tank top
  • Socks
  • Sparkle Headband
  • Running gloves
  • Sports bra

Run clothes options:

  • Jacket
  • Longsleeve top
  • Spare gloves
  • Ear warmers
  • Smartwool socks
  • Lulu pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Throwaways?

Race Nutrition:

  • Gatorade powder
  • Jelly beans
  • Small ziploc bags


  • Compression socks
  • Bags for ice
  • Epsom salts
  • Tennis ball 

Race Mornings/Breakfast:

  • Raisins
  • Granola
  • Peanut butter/jam
  • Bread
  • Plastic bowl, knife, spoon
  • Sandwich container 

Other Electronics:

  • Camera/charger
  • iPhone/charger
  • Laptop/cords


  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Elastics/headbands/brushes/bobby pins
  • Hairspray/baby powder
  • Makeup
  • Toothbrush/floss etc.
  • Razor, nail clippers etc.
  • Sunscreen

Outfit on the plane:

  • Capris, tank and hoodie
  • Light scarf
  • Running shoes

Other clothes:

  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • Tank tops/tees
  • Nice top and/or skirt?
  • Underwear, socks etc.
  • Jammies
  • Bathing suit

Other shoes:

  • Birkenstocks
  • Flip flops/sandals
  • Nice shoes?

Personal items:

  • Book
  • Sunglasses
  • Candy and snacks for plane
  • Jewelry


  • Tylenol 3
  • Advil
  • Migraine meds
  • Bandaids/needle/Neo
  • Cold meds
  • Tummy meds
  • Inhaler


  • Waiver forms
  • Hotel confirmations
  • Flight confirmations
  • Proof of finish time
  • Passport
  • Disney luggage tags
  • Contact info

Other stuff:

  • Large/small ziploc bags
  • Garbage bags
  • Bottle opener
  • Contigo mug
  • Dryer sheets
  • Laundry soap
Can you think of anything I missed?
I wanted to post this as a .pdf but I couldn’t figure out how, so sorry for the long list in the post!  I started pulling things together tonight by doing all of the nitpicky stuff like calculating how many jelly beans I’ll need and counting them out…
Measuring out some Dr. Teal’s epsom salts.  I currently have “Therapy & Relief” which is rosemary and mint and not my favorite.  I like the relaxation one they have much better, eucalyptus – yum!
Pulling together all the medications I want to bring…

And measuring out the Gatorade I’ll need…

I started pulling together a bunch of the clothes and other things too, but for now they are just in a big pile upstairs beside my suitcase.  I still have a lot left to do but I feel better and more organized with what I got done today.
Tomorrow I’m off for a 10k run in the morning, followed by brunch out with a run buddy and then it’s back home for more packing and preparing the house for when I’m away.

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  1. pensive pumpkin    

    first of all, I’m so fried I actually panicked. “What? Passport? Is Disney a country now? …oh, hang on…” so at least you are still smarter than I am. cheese and rice.

    secondly, glad to see you have trash bags on your list. I, for one, am hoping they are orange. 😉 don’t forget your emergency credit card.


    dreaming of goofy

  2. Deb    

    Looks like a very complete list to me. Are you staying for long afterwards as a vacation?

  3. Linger    

    this is where your engineer is getting out… :p

  4. Cori    

    Awesome list. I totally modified it for myself so thank you for being so organized so I can live vicariously.

    Know what I found today when I went out to buy Epsom salts? Epsom Salt TABLETS!!! I bought them, though I’m not sure if Guava scented is my particular scent…I figure they will take up barely any room and be much cleaner in my luggage. I hope I’m right 😛

    Packing tonight. Literally had to tear my bedroom apart to find some things. Oy vay…hopefully not a sign of things to come…

  5. James    

    Wow that’s a big list! You’re going to be very prepared! What corral are you in? I’ll be in the back.

    1. Nikki    

      I am currently in the last corral but I am going to bring proof of times to try and move ahead a little…

  6. biggoofyrunner    

    Nice list – extremely thorough!! I have to review mine and get it updated – apparently I am missing some items….

    1. Nikki    

      Or maybe I’m packing too many items? Ha ha.

    2. biggoofyrunner    

      It’s better to lug a few extra pounds through the airport than to regret not having the items you need later!

  7. Abby's Road    

    Thanks for reminding me I want to bring my protein powder with me!

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